Host Per Fagereng interviews Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about two of his recent articles. In "Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War," Hallinan says "an enormous intensification of U.S. bombardments" in Iraq and Afghanistan entails an "increasing number of civilian casualties ... and the growing role of pilot-less killers in the conflict." His most recent piece is "The Surge: Illusion and Reality," which argues that a decrease in attacks on U.S. troops is more the result of political decisions by the U.S. government and Iraqi groups than the result of more U.S. troops in Iraq.
As George Bush hastily made his entrance and exit at a one-day Israel-Palestine peace talk in Annapolis Maryland yesterday, others in the area were organizing events to bring attention to issues that weren’t addressed in the summit.
Phil Karoum is with the Annapolis Friends Meeting, a Quaker church that organized events yesterday and Monday in Annapolis. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mister Karoum earlier today:
The Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies staged a protest in front of the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, with the theme 'Peace on Earth means No to War'. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bonnie Tinker, one of the grannies who participated:
Today's show, hosted by Frann Michel, opens with Bill Resnick talking with Portland attorney Steven Goldberg about the government's use of the "State Secrets" defense to prevent prisoners in the "war on terror" from getting a hearing. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review the parody film "Romance and Cigarettes." Thabiti Lewis comments on Heroes and Sports in light of the Mitchell report on steroids in baseball. And Karl Rohde of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) talks with Bill Resnick about promoting bicycling in Portland.
As the trial date for several key cases of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay draws near, KBOO reporter Marliese Franklin spoke today with lawyer Pardiss (par-DEES)Kebriaei (keh-BRAH-ee) of the Center for Constitutional Rights:
The advanced research wing of the Department of Defense has announced the construction of several new weapons that have human rights groups worried about their potential impacts. KBOO's Ethan Scarl has more:
Bill Resnick hosts today's show and interviews Bill Black, former senior government financial regulator and author of the book "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One." They discuss the subprime mortgage crisis and other corporate malfeasance aided and abetted by the neo-cons now in power. Tom Becker critiques the undermining of the separation of church and state in Mitt Romney's speech about his religious beliefs. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker's novel about the ravages of war in the souls of soldiers, "Regeneration." And Jan Haaken talks with Costa Rican activist Jimena Alvarado about the recent vote there in favor of a free trade pact.
Bill Resnick talks with Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh about the administration's charges against Iran. Frann Michel reflects on religion, sexuality and social control--and the movie "The Bible Tells Me So." Host Clayton Morgareidge comments on arguments that maternity leave is unfair to non-parents. "Iceberg Lettuce, Anyone," is Luz Maria Gordillo's latest short story about Mexican immigrants. Clayton comments on "Wishing for God." And local activist Jamie Partridge talks with Bill Resnick about challenging Congressman Earl Blumenhauer on his vote for the Peru Free Trade Pact.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
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