Thursday Radiozine - Host Per Fagereng interviews radio producer and author David Barsamian of Alternative Radio about his recent trip to Pakistan, India and Kashmir and his perspective on the life and death of Benazir Bhutto.
Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker. It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there. Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel." Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs." And Bill Resnick alerts us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.
Antita Weiss talks with The Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current situation in Pakistan, nuclear weapons, and the consequences of possible US military action there. Weiss is Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of several books.
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.