Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable announced their intention to merge today and the proposed forty five billion dollar deal is expected to draw scrutiny from both the justice department and the federal communications commission.
Media Reform advocacy group Free Press issued a scathing response to the potential alliance, referring to the acquisition as disastrous in their call on regulators and the justice department to block the merger.
KBOO reporter Robin Ryan spoke with the watchdog group about what to expect in terms of timing as well as how those opposed can take action to put a stop to these two media conglomerates joining forces. 6:28 minutes (5.93 MB)
Art Robinson is the president of the Oregon Republican Party and is competing as a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Oregon's 4th District against Democrat Pete Defazio. He talked with Don Merrill about issues ranging from Bitcoin to marijuana including lobbyist influence in lawmaking and business influence in school cirriculum. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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This is the full (1 hour, 18 min.) version of the panel discusion on The History of the Gay Press in Portland, a presentation examining the power of the LGBT press to inform and celebrate the LGBT community in Portland, featuring Renee LaChance and Rupert Kinard.
The satirical newspaper The Onion is the purveyor of insights from Marx in such articles as “Laid Off Man Finally Achieves Perfect Work-Life Balance”. This is the claim of Emmett Rensin in a recent article in The New Republic, "The Onion Has Become America's Finest Marxist News Source". "It's funny because it's true," concludes the essay, implying that Marx's criticism of capitalist society have become obvious to us all.
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Steve Early is the author, most recently, of Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress, in addition to many other books and articles. He has been active as a labor journalist, lawyer, organizer, or union representative since 1972. Here he talks with Old Mole Norm Diamond about the need for unions to grow by becoming more democratic and less corporate. 12:11 minutes (6.98 MB)
Timothy Schwader is known by thousands of indie music fans as "The Impaler" and through his website, "The Impaler Speaks". He has been an indie music reviewer since the mid 90s and an indie music lover since age 6. Don Merrill talked with Mr. Schwader about his hate for auto-tuning, his wish to see David Geffen's head on a plate (metaphorically speaking), and a love so deep for indie musicians that it almost brings him to tears.
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Glen Phillips is a vocalist and guitarist for the alternative band Toad the Wet Sprocket. They broke up in 1998 and officially reunited in 2010 after playing a few tours as a band since 2006. Don Merrill talks with Glen Phillips about staying fresh as an artist, reuniting a broken up band and how the accident that almost ended his musical career taught him the importance of grace.
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"The Race Monologues" are the popular student production and a highlight of the Lewis and Clark Multicultural Symposium. We feature recordings of six of the performers: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 26:17 minutes (24.06 MB)
Award winning author and journalist Andrew Lam tells us why he cofounded New American Media, which is a coalition of thousands of ethnic media outlets. His fiction and non-fiction writings, including "Birds of Paradise Lost", explore the interactions between the east and the west.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 17:21 minutes (15.88 MB)
Gene Luen Yang writes and illustrates award winning graphic novels for adults and kids. He tells us about the controversy surrounding his most viewed "The Last Airbender" comic, and about the inspiration behind his latest companion novels, "Boxers" and "Saints".
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 12:05 minutes (11.07 MB)