Politics

More Talk Radio, USA Foreign Policy on Africa

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 03/08/2009

What Do We Know About Current US Foreign Policy for Africa and What Should We Know?

50:06 minutes (45.87 MB)

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 03/11/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Fatima Bhutto - Pakistan: Failed State or Failed Leaders? (interview)

Fatima Bhutto published her first book, "Whispers of the Desert," a collection of poetry, when she was 15. An independent journalist, her articles appear in the "New Statesman,"  the "Guardian,"  and "CounterPunch." Her latest book, "8.50 A.M. 8 October 2005" is about the devastating earthquake that hit Pakistan.

Almost since its inception in 1947 Pakistan has been in the orbit of U.S. power. Billions have flowed to a succession of military dictators and corrupt civilian regimes. Today, Pakistan, armed with nuclear weapons, is on the verge of economic and political collapse.
It is called "the next Somalia." American bombing of Pakistan is a bi-partisan affair. Obama continues the policy begun under Bush. And the prospect of expanding U.S. military intervention looms on the
horizon. You can hear it in the language coming from Washington and echoed in the media. Pakistan is a "safe haven" and a "sanctuary" used to "carry out cross-border" raids endangering our troops in
neighboring Afghanistan. Recall the rhetoric preceding the U.S. attack on Cambodia. It's almost identical. And on the ground? The level of anger among many Pakistanis toward the U.S. is palpably
growing.

If You Love This Planet on 03/09/09

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Mon, 03/09/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

The Weaponization of Space with Craig Eisendrath

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews author and former diplomat Craig Eisendrath about the weaponization of space. Caldicott and Eisendrath collaborated on the book, War in Heaven: The Arms Race in Outer Space, published by THe New Press in 2007.

More Talk Radio on 03/09/09

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/09/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

What Do We Know about Current Issues in Africa: What Should We Know.

The guests are Imani Countess and Melvin Foote . Mr. Foote is the founder and President of Constituency for Africa. He is a pioneer in the field of African Affairs with over 35 years of experience in 30 countries. Ms. Countess is Trans Africa Forum's Senior Director of Public Affairs and the co-chair of the Jubilee USA Network. Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host.

Flashpoints on 03/06/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 03/06/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

We don't have Flashpoints for you today. Instead we'll bring you Law and Disorder. The show looks at a new lawsuit brought against the secret society Skull and Bones, a report on current conditions at Guantanamo Bay Prison, foreign arms supplies to Israel and Gaza and an alternative economic recovery program.

Arjun Makhijani on the Nuclear Power Fiasco

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 03/03/2009

Thirty years ago this country's nuclear program came to a halt after the disasterous accident and meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Pennsylvania. Since then we are still debating how to safely store in perpetuity countless tons of high level radioactive waste that is the legacy of this program that once promised "energy too cheap to meter," but resulted in massive cost-overuns and environmental hazards. So why has the nuclear option returned to the table as we look for alternatives to carbon emitting climate changing fossil fuels? What forgotten lessons of the 1970s do we need to remember? Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research, for a discussion about why nuclear power is no better an idea now than it was thirty years. We also talk about who is promoting nuclear power and why

52:57 minutes (24.24 MB)

Conservative Political Action Conference, the State of the Union, and MORE WAR!!!

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Mon, 03/02/2009

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris enjoy the clown show that is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, take on President Obama's historic almost-State of the Union address, (Video here) and examine the president's plan to withdraw from Iraq.

56:03 minutes (25.66 MB)

Soccer fields vs. social services: The real cost of urban renewal districts.

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Wed, 03/04/2009

Next week the Portland City Council starts to consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. The Portland Development Commission's advisory task force has just completed a review that recommends conditional approval. Paulson and his supporters say those dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

57:08 minutes (45.77 MB)

Jeff Albert on Freshwater Scarcity

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Radiozine
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Thu, 02/26/2009

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Jeff Albert, one of the founders of The Aquaya Institute, about "Freshwater Scarcity and Its Effect on the Struggle for Arab-Israeli Peace." Jeff Albert, PhD, is a water resource specialist and the 2005 recipient of EPA's Bronze Medal for his work on drinking water in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Between 1998 and 2001, Albert worked at the Israeli Water Commission, the agency with prime responsibility for water allocation.

28:43 minutes (16.44 MB)

Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Paulson and his supporters ay sthose dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

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