Noah sits down with Mr. Rolf of The Ubu Hour. In the second part of this interview, they discuss his programs Sounds Unsound and The Ubu Hour, and what makes for good radio theater. Erin Yanke interupts to give Noah one last warning.
On the one-year anniversary of first news reports based on the disclosures of former defense contractor Edward Snowden, KBOO spoke with Norman Solomon, the director of the Insitute for Public Accuracy, about the current state of legal protection for whistleblowers in the defense and intelligence communities, as well as the Institute's new website, ExposeFacts.org, where whistleblowers can safely and confidentially convey their information to journalists. 15:08 minutes (13.85 MB)
Rumor has it that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen until some future time when science discovers a cure for death. True or not, Disneyland imagineers thought it would make for an entertaining theme park ride. Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Lyn, Grace, Conch, and an audio-animatronic Rolf. 15:49 minutes (21.73 MB)
Strikes, protests and occupations greet the arrival of the World Cup in Brazil this week. In one of the world's most unequal societies, the Workers Party government is spending tens of billions of dollars building world class stadiums, displacing slum dwellers, and ramping up police and the armed forces, preparing for the huge world soccer championship -- while healthcare, education and public transportation suffer cuts. Eduardo Albergaria, aide to a Congressional minister and activist in the Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL), talks with Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge about the opportunities and challenges facing the working class struggle. 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)