Politics

Flashpoints on 05/22/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 05/22/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Flashpoints is off today. Instead we'll hear an episode of Law and Disorder featuring an interview with Michael Ratner on his new book, "The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book." Also author David Swanson discusses his case on why it is critical to hold leadership accountable for war crimes.

Afghanistan to appoint new 'CEO'

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/18/2009
 

A new position may be created in Afghanistan – a ‘CEO’ of the nation, who will share power with President Hamid Karzai.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Sonali Kolhatkar of the Afghan Women’s Mission about the implications of this move:
 
7:25 minutes (6.79 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/21/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Labor reporter David Bacon, author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants," discusses Penny Pritzker's leadership in the movement against the Employee Free Choice Act and other issues.  And financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts returns with the Community Business segment. Her topics include the cleansing of debts against the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Copyright Criminals

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The Digital Divide
program date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009

Copyright Criminals

67:54 minutes (31.09 MB)

Great Blue Heron Week - Portland's Official Bird

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009

 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

The Great Blue Heron has been Portland's official city bird since 1986.

56:23 minutes (25.81 MB)

Political Perspectives on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home.  Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC.  They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.

Flashpoints on 05/20/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A special report on the appointment of former President Bill Clinton as a U.N. envoy to Haiti, an interview with the sister of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis on an international day devoted to saving his life, and Laila Al Arian and Chris Hedges discuss their book "Collateral Damage.

Race and Recession

 

imageThe current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Voices from the Edge on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

Thursday May 21: The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Seth Wessler, an analyst with Applied Research Center, believes the same structural causes of racial disparity are also at the root of an economic crisis affecting all Americans. In his recently released Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules, Wessler presents the numbers as well as the personal stories that reveal the root causes of racial inequity and proposes the path to an inclusive recovery. This Thursday, Jo Ann and Dave will talk with Wessler about his findings and recommendations.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line to become a part of the Voices discussion.

Best Recent Political Books

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program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2009

BEST RECENT POLITICAL BOOKS SPECIAL

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher and Kathleen Stephenson discuss best recent political books, which will be available as thank you gifts to those of you who pledge during the show. We'll hear excerpts from interviews with these writers:

Geoffrey Miller, author of "Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior"

Reza Aslan, author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: God Globalization and the End of the War on Terror."

Michelle Goldberg, author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World"

29:45 minutes (27.24 MB)
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