Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP); former Communications Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He'll discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; U.S. actions and their implications in the Arab world.
Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML about the upcoming Oregon legislative session, what to expect and how to express your views to your representatives.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Chris Hedges about his recent article "Lost in the Rubble," which, among other
things, recounts his meeting with Nizar Rayan, who Israel killed in a targeted assassination last week. Author of several books, Hedges covered the Mideast for the New York Times for seven years.
Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher speaks with Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air, a book of world-changing ideas and a a story of genius and violence and friendship. It is the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States.
Next week the new Oregon legislature will face the challenge of crafting a budget in the midst of a deep economic crisis. Governor Kulongoski wants to spend shrinking state revenues to spur the growth of green industries, even if it means cutting services to seniors, the disabled and the poor. Will Oregon lawmakers follow the governor's lead or develop a different strategy to keep Oregon open for business in these hard times? Who will be the winners and who will be the losers in the upcoming budget fight? Join Jo Ann and Dave this Thursday as they take a look at proposals for the 2009 Oregon budget.
Paydirt, made in 1981, is a time capsule of the Northwest. Set in the lush hills of Newberg, PAYDIRT tells the story of Nancy (Lola Desmond), the great-granddaughter of an Oregon pioneer, who reclaims the family land to start a vineyard and winery. The dirty little secret is that her back-to-the-land fantasy is only possible if she grows a crop that actually generates cash: marijuana. The film features a cameo by David Lett, a pioneering Oregon winemaker. He died in October.