War & Peace

Barbara Ehrenreich and Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2009

 Host Joe Uris interviews columnist and author Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. She suggests that the  invasion of Iraq and the economic crisis may be connected to American self-delusion and lack of vigilance.

26:44 minutes (24.48 MB)

Voices from the Edge: Open Mic

program date: 
Thu, 12/17/2009

Voices from the Edge host Dave Mazza invited listeners to lead the conversation on issues they felt important. Among the topics discussed were the U.S.'s failure to support strong carbon reduction goals at the Copenhagen conference, the ongoing environmental threats of LNG terminals and pipelines proposed for the Oregon coast, and the importance of local activism.


55:45 minutes (19.14 MB)

Dan Fleshler: Transforming the Israel Lobby: The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change

program date: 
Wed, 12/16/2009

Focus on Palestine-Israel - Dan Fleshler: Transforming the Israel Lobby: The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change.   Host Will Seaman interviews Dan Fleshler, a media and public affairs strategist, who spends much of his free time trying to convince the American Jewish community to support Israel’s peace camp and an end to Israeli settlement expansion. He is the author of Transforming America's Israel Lobby --The Limits Of its Power and the Potential For Change.

27:07 minutes (12.42 MB)

Frans De Waal: The Age of Empathy; Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 12/10/2009
Interview with Frans De Waal, Director of the Living Links Center.  The Age Of Empathy; Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, this is the title of a new book by Dutch born biologist Frans De Waal. Are we our brothers keepers,? Do we have an instinct for compassion, or are we selfish, evolving only to serve our own survival and interest? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund, to address these questions with guest Frans DeWaal Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University.  Hosted by: Linda Olson-Osterlund


30:17 minutes (13.87 MB)

Bread and Roses on 12/11/09

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 12/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Celebrate Human Rights Day!

Celebrate Human Rights Day on Bread and Roses, Dec 11, 6-7pm! The Universal Declaraton of Human Rights was the showcase of a marvelous moment in history when, with much of the world in ruins, citizens and governments were able to come together to articulate a path for peace and justice.  Tonight we profile the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, honor victims of Guantanamo, then turn attention to our homefront and what we can do to help women and children live free from violence here in Portland.

The plight of Christians in Bethlehem today

program date: 
Thu, 12/10/2009

As Christians around the world prepare for the annual Christmas holiday, Christians who live in Bethlehem say that their plight has been neglected and forgotten. Christian Palestinians have lived in Bethlehem since the time of Christ, but have faced dislocation and repression since Israel was created in 1948.

This hour, we examine the situation of Bethlehem today, including a report on al-Wallaja village, which is a Christian Palestinian village located just outside of Bethlehem, produced by Ghassan Bannoura and Hazem Jamjoum; an interview with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University; and a report on solidarity ‘From Brooklyn to Bethlehem’.

53:14 minutes (48.74 MB)

Press**Watch: return of the zombie 20th century


If you missed your favorite historical events in the Twentieth Century, you'll be thrilled to learn they're all coming back.  Imperial wars?  Check.  Rampant and unrelieved racist oppression?  Check.  Economic Collapse?  Yes, we have that too.  Good thing we have global warming, or else it would be difficult to distinguish current events from the Nineteen Thirties.

Ambush in Afghanistan

program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2009

 What pushed Obama into Afghanistan?  What will it do to the Afghans?  What will it do to Obama's domestic programs and the Democrats?  Clayton Morgareidge reads from

Photo Credit: Afghan women beg outside a mosque in Kabul. (AP file photo)


8:46 minutes (5.02 MB)

Shalom Portland 12/04/09 - Religious Freedom, Seperation of Church and State, and J Street Conf.

program date: 
Fri, 12/04/2009

The Ban Prohibiting Public School Teachers from Wearing Religious Dress:

A Denial of Religious Freedom or Preservation of the Separation of Church and State?

ACLU attorney Charles F. Hinkle and Willamette University law professor Steven K. Green

54:58 minutes (50.33 MB)

Flashpoints on 12/03/09

Air date: 
Thu, 12/03/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Military families speak out against the war, reporter Dahr Jamail discusses recent soldier suicides and murders and a report from the Gaza Strip on Israeli military attacks on Palestinians there.

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