Ralph Nader on the Tax Code

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Mon, 07/13/2015
Tom Becker reads "Stop Corporate Welfare Kings: Strip Mining America" by Ralph Nader. Nader argues, quoting Jimmy Carter, that our loophole ridden tax laws are "a disgrace to the human race." 
8:21 minutes (5.74 MB)

Psychology, Torture, and the Military

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Mon, 07/13/2015
In Part Two of their Psychology and Politics segment, Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan talk about the report this past week on the involvement of the American Psychological Association in CIA administered torture practices of the Bush era. They also take up the history of psychology's involvement in the military, and challenges from progressive mental health practitioners that are part of this same history. They refer back to Part One in which they remembered psychologist Hugo Du Coudray (also known as Hugo Maynard), who died this past week.
13:52 minutes (9.53 MB)

Psychology and Politics: Remembering Hugo Du Coudray

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Mon, 07/13/2015
Today’s Psychology and Politics segment, with psychologists Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan, begins with a tribute to Jan’s colleague Hugo Du Coudray (also known as Hugo Maynard), professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State, who died this past week. Hugo started the community psychology program at PSU and was a long time social justice activist. He also was a remarkable character who had a distinct vision of what psychology was all about, and its role in understanding social problems. Here is a video of a talk by Hugo on the 1964 Free Speech Movement in Berkeley.
8:18 minutes (5.7 MB)

Education: No Cure for Poverty

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program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2015
Gordon Lafer talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about why education and training programs will not put a dent in the unemployment rate.  Lafer is a political economist at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and the author of The Job Training Charade.
17:39 minutes (12.12 MB)

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program date: 
Wed, 07/08/2015
Guest host Doug McVay speaks with Haven Wheelock, syringe exchange program coordinator with Outside In, about harm reduction, overdose prevention, and local efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis transmission among injection drug users. 62:02 minutes (85.19 MB)

Century Of Lies for July 12 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 07/12/2015
This week: We talk with Jamie Bridge of the International Drug Policy Consortium about the Support Don't Punish Campaign, the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, and the new psychoactive substances bill being debated in the UK Parliament. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Nicole Garcia, A Transgender Latina of Faith

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 07/12/2015
Nicole Garcia is seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  When that happens she will be the first transgender woman of color to be ordained in the ELCA. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

It Did Not Need To Happen: Greece, Yemen, The Earth's Climate...Next? Bets?

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Fri, 07/10/2015
What follows is some raw, unedited news clips from a number of sources as well as my own notes on the issue.All the material you missed in the hustle to make room for our guests:

Watching the Greek nation implode, the Greek people suffering hideously, lives destroyed.  We cannot understand the rising tide of blame when this was caused by the IMF, banks and private creditors.  It could have been solved at the get-go...Now, the world not only stands by and does nothing, but contributes to the disaster .
 
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  14:59 minutes (10.28 MB)

Community Syndicalism and Tenants Unions

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Mon, 07/06/2015

Joe Clement talks with Shane, a local housing justice activist, about how unionism as a political strategy for a more direct kind of democracy can be applied to other areas of social life. He and others call this "community syndicalism" or "community unionism". To that end, they discuss tenants unions as an already existing example of this idea.

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11:10 minutes (5.11 MB)

Remembering Bloody Wednesday in Pier Park

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Mon, 07/06/2015
Joe Clement talks with Ryan Wisnor about Blood Wednesday, a labor battle fought during the auspicious year of 1934, when general strikes erupted in Portland and other West Coast port cities. In particular, striking longshoreworkers blocked the train that runs near Pier Park and were met with police, who fired on the workers and sent them running for cover in the Douglas Firs. Thought they suffered losses that day, the strikers ultimately prevailed through community support and helped galvanize workers up and down the West Coast. 11:40 minutes (5.34 MB)

Low Tide Drifters: underdog folk music

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Mon, 07/06/2015
Norm Diamond talks with the Low Tide Drifters, whose "music for the rest of us" draws on growing up in coastal oregon, wobbly didacticism, environmental as well as socially conscious themes, and phenomenal performances all around. They talk about their backgrounds and the importance of music as a conveyer of history and popular understandings. 32:19 minutes (14.8 MB)

Century Of Lies for July 5 2015

This week we're at a news conference featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, New Approach Oregon's Anthony Johnson, WomenGrow's Leah Maurer, and ACLU of Oregon's David Rogers, discussing Oregon's new legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Fossil Fuels: Not Just Another Crisis... The ONLY Crisis That Matters Now

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 07/07/2015

It's Stop the Oil Trains Week...
as well as 'leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong' Year, and years to come...  


Across the nation yesterday people of conscience came together in a variety of direct action events commemorating the sad second anniversary of the fatal oil train fire in Lac Megantic, Quebec.  This is the Stop Oil Trains week of action with more than 80 planned events opposing oil trains across the US and Canada. Climbers, who are risking arrest to drop the banner, are representing three groups: Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Communities for a Better Environment, and ForestEthics. Baykeeper also provided support for the action.
  15:37 minutes (10.72 MB)

 

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