Politics

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

Air date: 
Tue, 03/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Fun with conservatives, the (non-) State of the Union, and the end of the war (?)

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

 

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 2, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program focuses on opportunities to shape what's ahead in the Obama years.  We hear from labor journalist Sam Pizzigati about the promise of the President's budget proposal; from Environmentalist Mary Wood about what we must do to keep the atomosphere safe for living things; from Book Mole Larry Bowlden about new stories and poems from Grace Paley and John Nichols; and from Clayton about progressive politics as grounded in the brain. 

To hear the whole show, use the arrow at the top of this page.  To listen to individual pieces, follow their links below:

1.  The Obama Budget: Bill Resnick and Sam Pizzigati

54:56 minutes (31.44 MB)

Does the Brain Lean Left?

program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

Do the progressive sentiments coming out of the Obama administration appeal to a part of our nature that's embedded in ourbrains?  Clayton Morgareidge explores the possibility and what it might mean politically. 

You can read this commentary here

8:15 minutes (4.73 MB)

The Amazing Obama Budget

program date: 
Sun, 03/01/2009

 

 

How progressive is the Obama budget?  Republicans call it socialist, among other things.  Sam Pizzigati, a labor journalist and analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, says it's the most radical presidential program in generations.  Bill Resnick talks with him about what it all means and its prospects for becoming reality. 

 

16:59 minutes (9.72 MB)

Alternative Radio on 03/04/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 03/04/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Nena Baker - The Body Toxic (lecture)
More than 4 decades ago Rachel Carson, in "Silent Spring," first warned that man-made chemicals were taking a deadly toll on birds and wildlife. Now we are recognizing that chemicals are effecting human
sexual development and reproduction and can cause central nervous system diseases, cancer, and liver disease. Everyone is carrying a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of industry
that contribute to a host of health problems in ways just now being understood. These toxic substances, unknown to previous generations, accumulate in our fat, bones, blood, and organs as a consequence of womb-to-tomb exposure. Almost everything we encounter-from soap to soup cans and computers to clothing-contributes to a chemical load unique to each of us. Scientists refer to it as "chemical body burden." Chemical companies would rather consumers never knew about the potential dangers their products pose.

Nena Baker is a former staff writer for "The Arizona Republic," "The Oregonian," and United Press International. Her award-winning investigation of Nike's Indonesian factories led to numerous improvements for workers. She is the author of "The Body Toxic."

Redneck America

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 Those of you who have listened to the show for awhile now know that I have made intermittent attempts to expose our listeners to the conservative psyche, and, in particular, those who get paid to espouse and minister to it. These attempts have met with a mixed response, divided roughly between those who, like me, find conservatives interesting in a train-wreck sort of way, and those who feel there time has been wasted merely by being exposed to what people like O'Reilly and Limbaugh have to say.

Well, I'm going to keep doing it. It's important to know the idioms and memes that drive the hardcore 25-30 percent who will always support the GOP. The End-Timers. The Good Ol' Boys. The "NASCAR Voters." It's important to understand what they're saying and how they think.

Alexandra Pelosi has made a documentary, "Right America: Feeling Wronged," which is airing now on HBO. For those of us who don't subscribe to HBO, it will probably be available for rent in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, here's a clip.

Watch it.

-A

H/T, Pandagon

Flashpoints on 03/03/09

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

Coverage of yesterday's mass act of civil disobience in Washington D.C. advocating environmental awareness.

Air Cascadia on 03/03/09

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Air Cascadia
Air date: 
Tue, 03/03/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

News, interviews and commentary with Cris Andreae and Liam Delta

Political Perspectives on 03/03/09

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

Chris Andreae hosts this special featuring the voices of members of the RNC 8. They organized the Welcoming Committee that greeted Republicans as they streamed into the Republican National Convention in the Twin Cities. Eight people have been charged with the crime of political organizing. The arrests targeted known organizers in an attempt to derail 2008 anti-RNC protests in St. Paul before the convention had even begun. The RNC 8 were originally charged with conspiracy to riot in the second degree in the furtherance of terrorism, a felony which is the first ever use of Minnesota’s Patriot Act.

Air Cascadia on 03/02/09

Program: 
Air Cascadia
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

Air Cascadia moves to 10AM today. Chris Andreae will have more voices from the Organicology Conference.

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