Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer. They discussour culture of consumption. How did a nation of thrifty immigrants become obsessed with buying stuff, and more stuff? What are the implications of our fifty-year spending spree, for how we live, for how we work, and for the future of the planet?
Today Joe Uris interviews Ron Buell, founding editor of the Willamette Week, about the growth of car culture, urban sprawl, and a critique of proposals for replacing versus repairing the Interstate-5 Freeway Bridge between Oregon and Washington.
More Talk Radio hosts, Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey guests are Antonia Juhasz, policy-analyst, activist and author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and David Cobb, activist and former candidate for President of the Green Party. They are in Portland for the Procession for the Future, a 3-day touring parade, using high production value art and spectacle to animate our aspirations and deliver a compelling progressive vision for the country.
Martha Odom interviews Oregon peace activist Betsy Lamb, who was arrested and jailed for nonviolent resistance while attempting to enter Ft. Huachuca, home of a US Interrogation Training School, and Rachel Wilson, member of the legal team representing the defendants. This action was part of the Torture on Trial campaign against the use of torture by the military. They will also speak of inequities in the legal and prison system.
Hear the March 3 show, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, all about peace, freedom from coercion and freedom to be oneself, by clicking on the arrow above. Or click on one of the segments below to hear it.
Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls Rock," playing at Cinema 21 starting Friday, March 7. For more on Rock 'n Roll camps for girls, click here, and for Portland locations, click here.
Larry Bowlden, as Women's History Month begins, reviews the work of some significant writers. Larry points out the ways in which novels can teach us things about moral life that philosophers can never touch.
Clayton Morgareidge reports on Winter Soldier, an oppportunity for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to speak out, sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). And we hear more music from Satori.
Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with David Rogers about why Oregon keeps putting more people in prison. Rogers is director of Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly the Western Prison Project). They discuss the newest proposal for harsher sentencing by Kevin Manix, coming to a ballot near you.