Economic Crisis

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/11/2008

This morning US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that some of the massive bailout package could be used to help consumers.
In his remarks, Paulson acknowledged that the bailout hasn’t delivered what he promised, when he asked Congress for the money last month.
He tried to make the case for the continuation of bank buyouts, but decided against the government buying devalued mortgages.
Dedrick Muhammed, with the Institute for Policy Studies, believes that what Paulson proposes is just more of the same.
 

2:36 minutes (2.39 MB)

Portland City Finances

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The City of Portland plans to sell more than $15 million dollars in general obligation bonds next week in order to fix up the city’s main fire station on Naito Parkway.
The sale is the last of a series of bonds issued as part of a 53 million dollar measure approved by taxpayers in 1998.
Besides being an inopportune time to dip into the bond market, KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld explains how the bond sale comes with news about the city’s increasing debt obligations.

4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

Listeners Weigh In on the Bail Out

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Mon, 11/24/2008

 Abe and Joe discuss the bailout, the bankruptcy of conservatism and the New Green Deal.

55:48 minutes (25.54 MB)

Meet the new bosses; same as the old bosses...

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 11/24/2008
13:23 minutes (12.26 MB)

Comics and Animation Wizard Michel Gagne

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 11/24/2008

Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. 

Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knight for DC Comics (Batman: Spore) infuriated traditional superhero fans, and his recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.  Recorded with the kind assistance of KUGS-FM Western Washington University.

38:52 minutes (6.68 MB)

Strugglebration for Mumia

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Guest, Shaun Carnahan and Ruth Kovacs talk about  December 9 when  KBOO  co-sponsors a Strugglebration event for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Folks will gather at the Cultural Center  of Portland State University, from 6 to 9 pm, Tuesday, December 9. There will be music, speakers and films. Portland has not forgotten Mumia.

27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)

Teaching Rebellion - Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca

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Tue, 11/18/2008

 

Tonite on Circle A Radio we’ll be featuring an interview with Melissa Mundt and Gustavo Vilchis, recorded on Oct. 28th.  They joined us at the KBOO studios during their West Coast tour for “Teaching Rebellion”, a book that features first hand stories, and photography from the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico.  You’ll hear a few excerpts from the book, as well as more information on the militarization of Mexico, the US role, and what you can do.

Many of the voices on tonight’s show were recorded in Spanish, with side by side translation. 

58:22 minutes (23.38 MB)

Homophobic Protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Four members of the notorious anti-gay church of Fred Phelps arrived in Portland this morning to protest Portland’s support of gay rights. 

They were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters, who called for equal rights for all.

KBOO’s Rebecca Nay reports. 

4:26 minutes (4.06 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 24, 2008

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program has discussions of the collapsing economy, the politics of humor and irony in popular entertainment, and the situation in Afghanistan. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.

This show also featured songs with words   by Woody Guthrie, set to music by Billy Bragg.  Unfortunately copyright limitations require us to limit the length of the clips available on the web.  The album is Mermaid Avenue

1.  Arthur McEwan and Bill Resnick discuss the economy.

51:21 minutes (29.39 MB)

Afghanistan & Obama

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Clayton Morgareidge  reads from several sources about how difficult it would be for the Obama administration to control Afghanistan.   See especially "The Coming Catastrophe: the American War in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Richard Tanter.  

8:07 minutes (4.65 MB)

The Politics of Humor and Irony

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Humor and irony can be ways of deflating those who oppress us--but they can also promote stereotypes and immunize us from passions for serious causes.  Jan Haaken and Bob  Samuels discuss the complex issues posed by the popularity of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, and the movie Religulous. Samuels is the author of Teaching the Rhetoric of Resistance.

18:23 minutes (10.52 MB)

The Spiraling Economy

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Sun, 11/23/2008

More bad news about the economy keeps arriving.  What is the situation and how can be fixed?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Arthur McEwan -- aka Dr. Dollar at Dollars & Sense.

19:47 minutes (11.32 MB)

Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

29:32 minutes (27.04 MB)

Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan about what kind of world system might emerge out of our economic meltdown.

55:27 minutes (22.21 MB)

 

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