Protest and action

Wisconsin Uprising

program date: 
Wed, 03/16/2011
Wisconsin is again at the center of a fight for labor and collective bargaining rights. We did most of these interviews last week, just as the news broke that collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin had been all but eliminated for public workers. This came after three weeks of massive protests in Madison and less publicized protests across the state that inspired social justice activists nationally and internationally.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Ken Germanson, former President of the Wisconsin Labor History Society. We also have interviews with Margaret Shannon, Natalie Tsoris, and Lauryl Sulfate, all of Wisconsin, all opposed to the union-busting Budget Repair Bill proposed in the Wisconsin State Senate in February 2011.
 
57:27 minutes (52.6 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/23/11

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Investigative news radio with Dennis Bernstein

Aileen Mioko Smith, director of Green Action, a Japanese environmental group, speaks about the expansion zone around the damaged nukes.

A short discussion with George Galloway about the US led bombing on Libya.

Immigration supporter, Pablo Alvarado, speaks about a Kansas State Representative's call for a law to shoot immigrant workers from a helicopter.

Also - A special commemoration on the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that happened 100 years ago in NY.

Bread and Roses on 03/25/11

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
'Campfire Girl' Michelle Shocked celebrates 25 years of activism

Feminist 'Campfire Girl' celebrates 25 years of activism: Singer/poet/activist/traveller Michelle Shocked was "discovered" by the music industry after bootleg recordings of her songs at a Texas campfire—recorded on a walkman—became a global hit. Over the years Michelle Shocked has maintained her fierce independence and ever-hopeful commitment to justice and peace. She joins us to discuss her latest project: "Celebration of the Campfire Girl: 25th anniversary of the Texas Campfire Tapes" and her March 27 visit to Portland. www.mississippistudios.com

Taking the Whole Planet With Us

program date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011

 Chris Hedges has written a dark and powerful prognosis about the future of our civilization, and Tom Becker reads an edited version of  it for us here.  It's title is This Time We're Taking the Whole Planet With Us.  

7:52 minutes (4.5 MB)

Positively Revolting 03-18-11 Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West

program date: 
Fri, 03/18/2011

Guest Rebecca Griffin from Peace Action West, about ending the horrifying wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and stopping any NEW WARS about to spring up. 

Also, info about the Portland Peace Rally of March 19, 2011.

52:30 minutes (48.08 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

program date: 
Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)

Queer Culture Radio

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/15/2011

Tonight, we welcome Kate Mura to Out Loud. She works with the Fuse Theater Ensemble, and is very involved with the Portland Mini Fringe Festival. Grant Knutson joins the conversation to discuss the many theater events happening with this festival.

We take a music break to hear from Christine Havrilla's song 'Waiting'.

60:35 minutes (27.73 MB)

March 14 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011

 Denise Morris hosts this show featuring a review of the Matt Damon movie (based on a Philip K. Dick story) The Adjustment Bureau; a discussion of the ideological ambiguities thrown up by the struggle for the recognition of domestic violence; some questions and about the meaning and value of The American Dream; and an analysis of the possibilities and limits of the democratic movements going on in Wisconsin and elsewhere.  


53:24 minutes (30.56 MB)

Wisconsin: What's Ahead?

program date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011

 Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss organizing efforts in Wisconsin and other states where masses of people have turned out in opposition to drastic budgit cuts.  What has to happen if this energy is to lead to a real challenge to the power of the moneyed elites?   Norm Diamond is a labor historian with many years of experience as an activist on labor issues.  He was the President of the Northwest Labor College, and co-author of The Power In Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States.  

15:23 minutes (8.8 MB)
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