Politics

Radiozine on 10/09/08

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng interviews Chalmers Johnson, author of "Voting The Fate of the Nation, Will Economic Meltdown, Race, or Regional Loyalty Be the Trump Card in Election 2008?" on TomDispatch.com. In the article Mr. Johnson asks, "Have the Bush years, most recently in the form of a global financial Katrina, created the conditions for a rare turning-point election in U.S. politics, as with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party in 1932 -- or will deep-seated racism and entrenched regional/party loyalties prove too much, even for this catastrophic moment?" Chalmers Johnson's latest book, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, warned of the possibility of a profligate, militarized U.S.

Joe & Abe w/ Dr. Lawrence Krauss

program date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk Politics, Economics, and now, Atheism with guest Dr. Lawrence Krauss, internationally famous theoretical physicist and avowed Atheist.  

 

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/09/08

Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Are our politics determined by our hearts or our minds? An Interview with Drew Westen

The Democrats are riding a new wave of popularity this year. Are they winning new supporters because they have better policy positions than the Republicans or are they doing a better job of appealing to voters' emotions? Do we make our political choices based on reason or are we persuaded by messages that tap into positive associations in our minds?

Like W, but with ambition

 Rolling Stone just put on an article on Sen McCain, which is as damning and devastating as most any piece of journalism I can recall. St. John is revealed as a short-tempered, misogynistic narcissist who differs from Dubya primarily on the basis of his ambition. Oh yeah, Dubya is apparently a better pilot.

Most of all the piece completely deconstructs the ubiquitous Maverick Myth that McCain has deployed around himself like armor. There is nothing there at all. He has backtracked and and sold out every one of his vaunted principals, flip-flopped on virtually every issue on which he has claimed to be resolute -- campaign finance, kowtowing to secial interests, his position on the war, and on and on. Even on torture, an issue that carries street cred for him, he cravenly helped broker a deal with the White House that effectively annuls the Geneva Conventions.

McCain is a liar and a fraud. Worse, he's a dangerous and aggressive ideologue with twin Napoleon and Daddy complexes. You think Dubya has been a disaster? McCain would the same or worse -- only smarter and more belligerent.

-A

 

Good Times with Reggae Bob on 10/06/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
FUNK THE PRESIDENT !

DO YOU MISS FUNK MUSIC ??  WE SURE DO ! 

SO MONDAY EVENING WE ARE GOING TO PLAY 3 HOURS AS WE CELEBRATE, FINALLY, THE END OF THE GEORGE W BUSH ERA WITH FUNK MUSIC !

PUT THIS TOGETHER WITH THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, AND WE'VE GOT "STRATEGERY" !!

Reggae Bob !

Saving the Economy or Saving the Rich? The $700 billion bailout plan.

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program date: 
Wed, 10/01/2008

An Interview with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Scher: The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.

What exactly does need to be done about the collapse on the Wall Street? Will the administration's plan help or hurt the situation? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Bill Scher of Campaign for America's Future, a non-profit organization advocating progressive solutions to the nation's problems.

37:07 minutes (29.74 MB)

Alternative Radio on 10/08/08

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Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

George Lakoff speaks on The Political Mind. 

Lakoff says liberals need to know how to reframe the political debate, which is now dominated by a conservative framing.

George Lakoff is Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute where he applies cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially the framing of public political debate. He is the author of the bestseller "Don't Think of An Elephant. " His latest book is "The Political Mind."


 

Locus Focus on 10/08/08

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

The guest is Holly Pruett. The topic is the presidential campaign through the lens of registering voters 
in Ohio, from where Holly has just returned.
 

Radiozine on 10/08/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is young feminist Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Abortion & Life (Akashic Books) and creator of the I Had an Abortion Campaign, which encourages women (and men) to "come out" about their procedures.

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