Bill Resnick will interview Cuba expert Sam Farber. They will discuss Cuba in transition and the possibilities for development, self-determination and Socialist democracy. Movie Moles will review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers interested in telling the story of the Cuban revolution. Soy Cuba! was a breakthrough in filmmaking.
Topics include the life and work of the late Mahmoud Darwish, who was considered to be the most important contemporary Arab poet working today. In the words of poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Mr. Darwish is “the Essential Breath of the Palestinian people, the eloquent witness of exile and belonging, exquisitely tuned singer of images that invoke, link, and shine a brilliant light into the world’s whole heart. What he speaks has been embraced by readers around the world – his in an utterly necessary voice, unforgettable once discovered.” His more than twenty poetry books include The Adam ofTwo Edens, Mural, Why Have you Left the Horse Alone, and Eleven Planets.
A look at how major drug makers are pushing drugs and vaccines that have not been properly tested on consumers. And a tribute to the late poet and activist Grace Paley with Portland poet and biographer Judith Arcana.
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.
Frann Michel hosts this program which features an explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US); a review of the documentary about a high wire exploit at the World Trade Center in 1974; and an introduction to Los Angeles's Thai Town.
Last week, Bill Resnick began a conversation with urban naturalist Mike Houck about restoring Portland's ecosystem and making it part of a sustainable environment. Part 2 of this interview was not aired this week so we could bring you a live interview about a breaking story -- the Russia - Georgia conflict. But you can hear Part 2 of The Sustainable City here.
What is the cultural impact of illegally walking a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center shortly after their completion in 1974? Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss the current documentary Man on Wire.
Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.
Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.
Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation." Because they can.
Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world. Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.
We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.