Protest and action

Political Perspectives on 03/24/09

Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Emily Young interviews Joel Berg, author of "All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?"

In his new book Joel Berg looks at the growing number of people who are hungry in America. He  takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. He even chides organic food gurus such as Michael Pollan and Alice Waters for saying that the recent increase in food costs is a positive development, an assertion Berg deems to be class biased.

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Hosted by Denise Morris, this program features discussions of single payer health insurance, a strike against a hedge-fund owned cookie company in Brooklyn, a movie about ambiguous gender, and a psychological investigation of political apathy.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow at the top of this page.  For individual segments, follow the links below:

1.  Russell Mokhiber and Bill Resnick discuss the need for getting single payer health insurance recognized as an option in the current debate.

2.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris review the Argentine film XXY.

54:13 minutes (31.02 MB)

Getting Past Apathy

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.

Photo Credit: www.beyondrobson.com

12:55 minutes (7.39 MB)

Cookie Strike: Stella d'Oro

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Supported by neighbors and by other unions, the small work force at Stella d'Oro, a cookie maker in Brooklyn now controlled by a private equity company, is on strike against outrageous management demands.  

Hear all about it and how you can help in this Bill Resnick interview with community activist Michael Landau.  See the strike committee's great website here.  

8:37 minutes (4.93 MB)

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Diana Butler Bass, author of "A People's History of Christianity," about Christianity and social justice work.

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. Her six books including the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us, The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church and her most recent, A People’s History of Christianity, a history of Christian spirituality and social justice, scheduled for March 2009 release from Harper One. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Project Director of a national Lilly Endowment funded study of mainline Protestant vitality—a project featured in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She serves on the board of directors of the Beatitudes Society, and participates as an advisor for Emergent Village and Synagogue 3000. She is part of Sojourner’s Red Letter Christians and is a regular contributor to the God’s Politics blog on Beliefnet.

www.dianabutlerbass.com

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/18/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An Iraq veteran speaks about why he went AWOL and now plans to march on the Pentagon and continued coverage of the police murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland.

Circle A Radio on 05/06/09

Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Howard Zinn compares the economic crisis of today with the Great Depression

In our current economic meltdown, pundents rush to compare our present-day situation to the Great Depression.  We talk with historian, author, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn, to explore the truth in the comparisons, and where they fall short.

We also feature Oral Histories from the Library of Congress.

 

Flashpoints on 03/17/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Analysis of the victory of the party of the Salvadoran revolutionary movement in elections in El Salvadore; a report on the RNC 8, activists and anarchists facing major terrorism charges; and an update on the situation in the West Bank where Israeli troops shot 3 young Palestinians.

Concerned over Central City Concern; Also: Marching for Peace

program date: 
Wed, 03/11/2009

Central City Concern, with a $33 million annual budget and 23 buildings, is the city's biggest nonprofit landlord in downtown Portland. Some of the nonprofit's tenants, however, say their landlord has let apartment buildings fall into disrepair and disregarded tenants'demands for action or even a chance to speak to Central City Concern's board about the problem.

55:54 minutes (44.78 MB)
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