War & Peace

The Importance of Mother's Day

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

29:55 minutes (27.4 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/08/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country. Flashpoints talks with Colonel Ann Wright, ret. Army; antiwar activist about the killings. Also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger, which chronicles the life and times of the revolutionary folk musician and social justice hero.

Flashpoints on 05/07/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Today's show features a lecture by Ali Abunimah, co-founder and editor of "The Electronic Intifada," on the growing movement against Israeli apartheid.

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

program date: 
Wed, 04/29/2009

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

55:51 minutes (44.74 MB)

Regina Birchem on her recent trip to Gaza

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More Talk Radio
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.

38:09 minutes (15.28 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 05/04/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund about the world's current nuclear environment and the the problems with nuclear weapons proliferation.

Torture and War... and... LNG!

program date: 
Mon, 04/27/2009

 Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."  

Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.

 

 

56:33 minutes (25.89 MB)

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of International WILPF. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/30/2009

Air date: 
04/30/2009

all this month we have been exploring aspects of mental and emotional healing and ways to cope in this world...  tonight we focused on the suicides of carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who were taunted and assaulted to the point where they felt they needed to take their own lives... 

we explored the idea of social perceptions in relation to peer-to-peer abuse (and how these perceptions contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle of violence); how the school system may or may not be intervening in ways which assist children being abused by their peers and/or adults; and, how communities can connect and heal in these situations. 

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