Carpenter argues that attempts by humans to change the climate (such as shooting a huge amount of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere to deflect sunlight) are so fraught with unpredictable consequences that it would be insane to make the attempt. Yet the attempt may become necessary if we don't reduce CO2 emissions. 7:56 minutes (5.45 MB)
As a special post-Valentine's Day segment, Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Schippers, associate professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Tulane University, about polyandrous sexual practices and the conservative side of monogamous pair bonding. 11:21 minutes (7.8 MB)
Christian Parenti talks with Bill Resnick about his latest book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. It traces
· the collapse of many countries under the pressures of neo-colonialism and neo-liberalism that extract resources and keep the nations impoverished,
· militarism and the prevalence of weapons and highly armed thuggery,
· misrule by kleptocratic elites, and
· climate change, that the Pentagon calls a "threat multiplier."
Before a few words regarding the crimes of Enbridge:
What kind of people pay ttentioon to a pack of media weaselcunts who try convict and sentence their state's Governor before the investigation has even begun?
Oregonian weaselcunts, that's who.
When we have Republican Governor signing off of Death Train, the Pacific Connector, oil freight terminals poisoning the Pcific Ocean, When we have the eastern deserts burning coal for thousands of miles around the train tracks, when we have mass extinctions of wildlife, when we have cut the last living tree, killed off every living thing...
Will you be happy then?
You got rid of Kitz, one of our greatest statesmen.
History will spit in your face.
15:11 minutes (10.42 MB)
Here's some more material to have a bit of a Think about:
A Few Global Cultural Treasures We Will Lose For 20 Years Under the TPP
3 days ago
Electronic Frontier Foundation
What do Japan's Blue Sky Library, Malaysia's answer to John Wayne, and the first recorded composer from New Zealand, all have in common? They could all disappear from their countries' public domain for the next 20 years, if the current agreement on copyright term extension in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) holds.
10:16 minutes (7.05 MB)
Radio changed my life! Five years ago when a friend invited me to volunteer for community radio WFHB in Bloomington, IN I had no idea that I would ever consider pursuing a Master’s degree in multimedia journalism and starting a career as a community journalist. Community radio has changed my life, and on this World Radio Day, I want to celebrate radio!
On your mark..Get set…BLOW!
Because the Supreme Court this week ruled on the wide of Federal Air Marshall Robert Maclean. What this means for you and I is simply this: it is no longer legal for lawmakers to make laws after the fact. If fyou reveal a serious breach of workplace safety, for example, it is no longer legal for a law to suddenly appear making your actions illegal.
And we have Robert Maclean to thank.
This is a major victory in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Robert MacLean curtails the government’s manipulation of pseudo-classified information to punish whistleblowers, and strengthens the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). 11:00 minutes (7.56 MB)
Denise Morris hosts this episode dealing with the crushing debt owed by poor nations to wealthy financial institutions; a new novel about a Chinese-American girl; and how ideas of child rearing intersect with ideas about social welfare.
We also hear a discussion of KBOO's mission of providing a way beyond the sadness and guilt provoked by atrocities carried out by our government. This webpage enables you to listen to the show without interruption by pleas for membership. You can show your appreciation for this fact, and for everything KBOO does, by making your contribution in the tip jar at the top right of this page.
36:08 minutes (24.81 MB)
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews a debut novel by Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You. A young Chinese-American girl is raised by a mother who wants for her daughter all the things she wanted for herself but sacrificed to her marriage and children, and a father who wants her to be normal, to fit in in ways that he feels he never did. Driven to achieve academically beyond her abilities, and by her father's intense desires that she be popular, she feels trapped. Only her love for her brother keeps her afloat, but he will soon leave for college. Themes of racism and feminism weave through this heartbreaking novel.
5:42 minutes (3.91 MB)