The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
Abe is on vacation today, so Joe Uris invites callers to share thoughts on the Health Care debate, Government programs in general, the Insurance industry, the War in Afghanistan, the Bush era Torture debacle, and the lack of Activism in these trying times.
Five years ago the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland's Washington Park was dedicated, to leave a legacy of hope for all citizens in our community and to teach what hatred and bigotry can do when an entire government endorses those ideologies. A fifth anniversary event from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Sunday August 30th 2009 at the memorial will feature teachers, political dignitaries, clergy, students, survivors, and musical interludes.
As always, the Moles dig where few others dare to tread, this week taking on the commercialization of unhappiness, the American tradition of bombing civilians, and our common fear of death. Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) is your host.
Following up on Jay Thiemeyer's review of Bombing Civilians, the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier talks with one of the book's editors Marilyn Young, Professor of History at New York University. They discuss the origins of this strategy as well as its ongoing use in Afghanistan and elsewhere. You can read an excerpt from her book here.
How and why has the aerial bombing of civilian populations become standard military procedure? Jay Thiemeyer reviews a new book of essays on the history and problems raised by wars waged, not just against opposing armies, against peoples. The book is Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth Century History, edited by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn Young. For a slideshow history of aerial bombing, go here.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" talks about anomalies in the 9/11 story and false hopes created by the government and media regarding economic recovery. And what's really going on with Swine Flu?
Host Per Fagering talks with Rick Rozoff, peace activist and writer with the Global Research website, about how NATO continues to expand despite hopes of the "peace dividend," how the United Nations is being subverted in conjunction with NATO expansion, and how wars such as in Afghanistan are carried out under the notion of "protecting global resources."
On August 7th at 11:00 AM KBOO inaugurated the first installment of It Takes A Village with a program focusing on "President Obama and the Muslim World." What are his chances of healing the rift between Islam and the West? Shaheed Hamid explores this topic with his guest Mamadou Toure, Imam, and President of the Institute of Islamic and Interfaith Studies, based here in Portland, OR.