Politics

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/31/09

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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Host Joe Uris discusses the history of the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. in celebration of the birthday of the late leader Cesar Chavez. Joe will talk about the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the "Zoot Suit" riots of  1943, the Pachucos, the farm-worker movement and more.

Radiozine on 03/30/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 03/30/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Jenka Soderberg speaks with John Hurson, who just returned from Gaza where he participated in a convoy of trucks attempting to bring humanitarian aid to the region.

Flashpoints on 03/27/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 03/27/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today Flashpoints presents journalist Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada on Gaza, what's happening there and what are the possibilities for the future. Abunimah was recorded this week in the Bay Area.

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 04/01/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Arundhati Roy - Terrorism: No Easy Answers (interview)

Host David Barsamian speaks with Arundhati Roy, the celebrated author of "The God of Small Things" and winner of the prestigious Booker Prize. "The New York Times" calls her, "India's most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence." Howard Zinn praises her "powerful commitment to social justice." She is the recipient of the Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom. Her latest books are "The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile," a collection of interviews with David Barsamian, and "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire."

There are myriad types of terrorism. But the focus is highly selective. 200,000 Indian farmers killing themselves because of debt or 4,000 children dying everyday around the world because of no access to clean water are not considered. Nor are massacres of Muslims in the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra or of Sikhs
in New Delhi.  Nor are the tens of thousands of Kashmiris killed by the Indian military. The attention and emphasis is overwhelmingly on car bombings, 9/11 and Mumbai type of attacks. Massive state terrorism is not up for discussion unless the state is a designated enemy of Washington's such as Iran and Syria. America and its allies
such as Israel and India get a free pass. Can you imagine Charlie Rose or Wolf Blitzer asking Kissinger or Rice or other apparatchiks of the empire about state terrorism? Maybe when pigs fly.

Political Perspectives on 03/31/09

Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent." Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the U.S. Canada now produces more oil than Texas or Saudi Arabia. Canadian tar sand oil is dirtier and more environmentally destructive than conventional oil. 

In his recent book Tar Sands: Diry Oil and the Future of a Continent, Nikiforuk critiques the oil industry, oil-friendly bureaucrats, and petrol-guzzling North Americans for contributing to the problem. Nikiforuk will speak on Tuesday March 31st at 7-9 PM at the First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Main. This is a KBOO co-sponsored event.

Ravi Batra on "The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos"

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program date: 
Wed, 03/25/2009

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University and author of The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos. Batra predicted the financial meltdown way in advance, offering his latest forecast in February last year to Texas Monthly: “When the American bubble starts to burst around mid 2007, and beyond, foreign investors will head for the exits…” Now that the American housing bubble is bursting at the seems, Batra’s biggest fear is that foreign investors will indeed head for the exits, and the already feeble dollar will collapse. Then we will see a rapid unraveling of our debt based economy, rising unemployment, bulging poverty, and big stock market crashes.

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The Digital Divide on 03/27/09

Program: 
The Digital Divide
Air date: 
Fri, 03/27/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Digital Divide presents the latest in science and technology affecting our planet with a focus on the SXSW Interactive Festival, a recent event celebrating the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology.

Flashpoints on 03/26/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Journalist John Ross on the hype about the drug trade in Mexico and Malik Rahim, founder of Common Ground Relief on the violence of poverty in the U.S.

Radiozine on 03/26/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The guest is Karen Coulter of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, a group that has been successfully fighting for the preservation of forests and wildlife in eastern Oregon for nearly 20 years. She discusses their upcoming fundraiser and their work to spark widespread public discussion and initiatives addressing the need to re-establish citizen authority instead of transnational corporate rule and create real democracy to protect the integrity of ecosystems and communities for the future. Eva Lake hosts.

Political Perspectives

Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University and author of The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos. Batra predicted the financial meltdown way in advance, offering his latest forecast in February last year to Texas Monthly: “When the American bubble starts to burst around mid 2007, and beyond, foreign investors will head for the exits…” Now that the American housing bubble is bursting at the seems, Batra’s biggest fear is that foreign investors will indeed head for the exits, and the already feeble dollar will collapse. Then we will see a rapid unraveling of our debt based economy, rising unemployment, bulging poverty, and big stock market crashes.

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