In this Labor Day show, Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the power of the German working class since World War II; Tom Becker reviews the history of Labor Day; Luz Maria Gordillo reads a short story about Mexican family whose father has crossed the border to work; and the Movie Moles Fran Michel and Jan Haaken take on "The Invasion".
The US Coast Guard yesterday created a military security zone in Hawai’i’s Nawiliwili (NA-WILLIE-WILLIE) Harbor. Hundreds of people protested in the Harbor Monday, angry at the plans for the new Superferry in Hawai’i.
The Superferry has stirred controversy in Hawai’i because it has begun service without an environmental impact statement. However, Hawai’i’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that the ferry must undergo an environmental assessment.
Rich Hoeppner is a founder of the Superferry Impact group, and President of People for the preservation of Kaua’i .
Words & Pictures takes a loving look back at the brilliant and quirky UPA studio (started by Disney strikers after WWII) with animation historian Tee Bosustow. Tee's father Stephen helped found the haven for artists and oddballs, many of whom ended up blacklisted during the McCarthy red scares of the 1950's.
Academy Award-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom recently jumped into the director's chair to create the animated short "Lifted" for Pixar. Gary hosted a screening at this summer's Platform Animation Festival in Portland, and has plenty of stories about finding soundtrack material in the strangest of places.
In February 2006, Feleti Sevele, Ph.D. became the first commoner and Catholic to become Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga. In early April 2006 KBOO international reporter Michael Gene Horowitz quizzed the new PM regarding his government's political and economic objectives.
Organizers of a town hall meeting in Medford Thursday were trying to set the record straight on health care reform. Lawmakers, the public and health care reform avocates were discussing why universal health care in Oregon is necessary. KBOO's Kurt Ackerson reports:
It took days - often weeks - for governmental agencies and relief organizations to respond to the disaster in the Gulf.
But residents - in the middle of the disaster - didn’t have a choice, and acted immediately.While countless lives were saved by these first responders, their heroic actions were rarely reported by mainstream media.
This show features a discussion of Real Utopias with Eric Olin Wright, a conversation with Mike Snedeker about the unlawfulness of the Guantanamo prison, a report about the removal of the people of Diego Garcia to make room for the US Airforce, and a movie review of "Raise the Red Lantern".