Live interview with Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel, an ecumenical grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians. Also in the studio with Hala and Will, was Mary Trolan, a Palestinian Christian born in Jerusalem. Today's show is a sharing of family histories, experiences of the dispossession of 1948, the Nakba, and of their significance for understanding the current conflict.
Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Independent Party Senatorial Candidate John Frohnmayer. Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He served as Chairman of the National Endowment For The Arts during the first Bush administration.
American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.
The latest on last week's 'incident' between Iranian and US naval vessels is that senior Pentagon officials apparently used an off-the-record Pentagon briefing to create a sensational media campaign around what was a relatively minor event.
The initial press stories on the incident can all be traced to one press briefing, made by the Deputy assistant secretary of defense for public Affairs.
But the information released at that briefing has since been repudiated by the Navy itself.
Happy New Year from the KBOO Evening News Team.2008 marks KBOO's 40th anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, we've been digging through the KBOO archives, which are filled with recordings from KBOO's 40 years of radical radio.Throughout the coming year, you will have the opportunity to hear more recordings from the KBOO archives, as we attempt to restore some of the older pieces from delicate reel-to-reel tapes.
And tonight, for the next hour, we'd like to present some excerpts of a few of these recordings.
This is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety. Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some popular movements the mainstream media fail to cover. First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media. You can hear this segment separately here.
Press coverage of Iraq tells us that the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies. Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation. Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements in Iraq.