Politics

Locus Focus on 09/17/08

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Locus Focus
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Wed, 09/17/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is there anything the McCain campaign is not lying to the American people about?

Tomorrow on Locus Focus we'll discuss whether the slogan "Is there anything the McCain campaign isn't lying to the American people about?" will dominate the rest of the presidential campaign. We'll analyze the lies, distortions and exaggerations that are marking the McCain campaign, from his campaign ads to inflated attendance numbers at Palin/McCain rallies. And, oh yes, his flip flop on how sound the economy is.

Alternative Radio on 09/17/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 09/17/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kevin Phillips speaks on Swimming with the Sharks: The U.S. Economy.  (lecture)
Kevin Phillips was chief political analyst for the 1968 Republican presidential campaign, which culminated in the victory of Richard Nixon.  Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican "Southern strategy," which transformed the once Democratic South into a Republican stronghold. In 1969 he wrote "The Emerging
Republican Majority." His politics have evolved over the ensuing decades. He is the author of many books including "American Theocracy" and "Bad Money."

 

Flashpoints on 09/16/08

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 09/16/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The guest is environmental philosopher and cultural critic Derrick Jensen, author of numerous books including Endgame.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 15, 2008

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Sun, 09/14/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features the life and music of Victor Jara, the legendary singer-songwriter who helped elect the democratic-socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende, and was murdered by the Pinochet coup supported by the US in 1973.  His music lives on, as we hear today.  Also on the show, Bill Resnick talks with Paul Joseph about the possibility that Americans are becoming  more peaceful -- or at least less patient with war, and how that might lead to a more potent  peace movement.  The Well-read Red, Frann Michel, takes on Sarah Palin, and Clayton Morgareidge analyzes the political rhetoric of the two major parties.  To hear the whole show, hit the arrow above.  For individual segments, go to the links below:

54:00 minutes (30.91 MB)

Choose Your Rhetoric: Power or Compassion?

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Power versus Compassion in Presidential Campaign Rhetoric

    If the Presidential campaign were a football game, it’s beginning to look like the Republicans have the ball and the Democrats are playing defense.  The Republicans attack, and the Democrats answer.  The aggressor controls the game,  which makes the Democrats look like losers.  Why does this happen?  I don’t think it’s just because Republicans are meaner than the Democrats. 

Choose Your Rhetoric: Power or Compassion?

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Sun, 09/14/2008

At the rhetorical level, there is quite a difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.  Clayton Morgareidge tries to describe that difference and what it says about the nation's political psychology. You can read this piece here.

8:20 minutes (4.77 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 09/15/08

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Mon, 09/15/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews actress, comedian and writer Lily Tomlin.

0912 Air Cascadia

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 09/11/2008

News headlines and commentary with Cris Andreae and Liam Delta.

11:55 minutes (5.46 MB)

Drinking from Puddles on 09/17/08

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Wed, 09/17/2008 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
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Drinking From Puddles welcomes interview guest Paris !!

Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national hip-hop scene in 1990 with his hit single and album The Devil Made Me Do It, after earning a degree in economics from the University of California at Davis. Originally released on Tommy Boy Records, his first single from that album, "Break The Grip of Shame," was banned by MTV. Since then his uncompromising stance on political issues and biting social commentary have both aided and hindered his quest to bring solid music and messages to the masses.

Andy Worthington, An Update on Guantanamo

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.

For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk

 

29:53 minutes (27.36 MB)
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