Political Perspectives on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The False Paradigm of Parity and Partition: Revisiting 1967

Professor Ilan Pappe talks about the Israel's government intention--including socialists and left-- to get rid of the Palestinian people from occupied territory ever since early 1960's and up to right. "The False Paradigm of Parity and Partition: Revisiting 1967" deals with the lies that there was a reconciling strategy or peace plan at the behest of Israelis' governing to solve the conflict with Palestinians.

From Global Voices for Justice http://www.gvfj.org/

Recorded 2/24/12

The author of numerous books, Ilan Pappe is Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.

Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.

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Tue, 04/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


57:09 minutes (52.33 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/03/12

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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.

 In the early 1970s, a group of conservative lawmakers and businesspeople realized that synchronicity between the governments of different states was the path to ideological supremacy. The American Legislative Exchange Council -- ALEC -- was born. The group "assists" state legislators -- many of whom constitute ALEC's membership -- to draft legislation that downsizes government, removes corporate regulations, and makes it harder to hold wealthy miscreants to account.

Alternative Radio on 04/03/12

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Parenti speaks on "The Pathology of Wealth"

Michael Parenti speaks on "The Pathology of Wealth" (lecture)

As the planet moves closer to environmental catastrophe, the captains of industry, the robber barons of the age, could hardly be bothered. They have more important matters to consider. Making money. And they better be on the ball and deliver those dividends because if they don’t they will soon be replaced. Profits uber alles is the guiding mantra. Environment. Schvironment. It gets in the way. Sure they’ll recycle paper and glass but forget about doing anything substantial. Pursuing new corporate earning opportunities and wealth accumulation are in capitalism’s DNA. The owners of the economy, the 1%, are operating from the tar sands in Alberta to fracking in Pennsylvania.

Radical Musicology: Alix Dobkin

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Mon, 04/02/2012

Tom Becker talks with our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan, about Alix Dobkin. They reflect on her "red-diaper" up-bringing, her recent autobiography "My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement", and her impact on feminism and women's music through her politically infused folk-music.

The following links are to music of hers we heard on the show:

9:02 minutes (8.27 MB)

Adrienne Rich: Ballad of the Poverties

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Mon, 04/02/2012

 In honor of the late Adrienne Rich, Frann Michel reads a poem of hers called "Ballad of the Poverties".

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

Circle A Radio on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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25th Anniversary of the murder of Ben Linder

Aapril 2, 2012 will be the 25th anniversary of the Death of Ben Linder. Ben was a Portland engineer working to bring electricity to rural areas of Nicaragua when he was murdered by US backed contra forces. He was the first American killed by the contras, and his death ignited a storm of protest throughout the country. Tonight on Circle a Radio we listen to audio recorded in 1987 and 1989 celebrating the life of Ben Linder, and the U.S.policies in place in Central America at that time.

Queer Health and Fierceness

Out Loud
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Wed, 03/28/2012

On today's show we will discuss Queer Health and Fierceness (a topic all us Queers and Allies must know).

From the Center for American Progress we have Kellan Baker. With his amazing work as a health policy analyst and LGBTQ Health researcher, the CAP has been instrumental in making sure all Queers have access to quality health care. On the show we will talk about his amazing work and the role the Affordable Care Act has on Queer health

59:46 minutes (54.72 MB)

Political Perspectives on 03/28/12

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Moore on the future of the Occupy Movement.

Filmmaker, author and activist Michael Moore speaks on the future of the Occupy Movement. Moore was the featured speaker at the Left Forum on Saturday, March 17th at Pace University in New York City.

Positively Revolting on 03-23-12 War Against Women, Part 2

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Fri, 03/23/2012

War Against Women, Part 2.  Host Ani with guests Theresa Mitchell and Genevieve Goffman talk about recent forays in the culture war to pass legislation against reproductive health choices, and generally attempting to "shame" women about their sexuality. 

Theresa Mitchell from KBOO's Presswatch
Genevieve Goffman:  Sexual Assault Support Advocacy Network of Occupy Portland

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51:52 minutes (47.49 MB)
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