Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.
First, in studio, we have <?B>Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.
Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."
One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.
Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.
Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice. Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today. Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela. And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.
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Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released.
Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting. He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.
Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western