Politics

Flashpoints on 05/05/09

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

Longtime environmental activist Mike Roselle reports on a small victory in the battle against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Robert Knight presents the Knight report, and a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on His Birthday

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been inprisoned since 1981.  

17:16 minutes (15.81 MB)

Robert King: Angola 3

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

15:06 minutes (13.83 MB)

Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

Voices from the Edge on 05/07/09

Air date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/05/09

Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Amid fund-raising, Abe and Joe turn to local issues

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

If You Love This Planet on 05/04/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund about the world's current nuclear environment and the the problems with nuclear weapons proliferation.

Torture and War... and... LNG!

program date: 
Mon, 04/27/2009

 Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."  

Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.

 

 

56:33 minutes (25.89 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/06/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Frances Moore Lappe speaks on "The Work of Hope" (lecture)

Frances Moore Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 16 books. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. In 1987 she received the Right Livelihood Award (a.k.a, the “Alternative Nobel.”) Her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, has sold three million copies and is considered “the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the term was coined” [JM Hirsch, Associated Press].

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