This interview is with artist and performer Goapele who OnTheGround for EarToTheStreets interviewed on March 11th 2015. She spoke about her work as an artist and the business side of producing her own albums through her idependent record label SkyBlaze. Goapele is a native to Oakland California and started out in music with her first album Closer….and her newest album Strong As Glass features ‘Hey Boy’ with SNOOP DOG and ‘My Love’ with ERIC BENET was released in October 2014.
38:05 minutes (34.87 MB)
As south Florida begins to sink below rising sea levels, the Governor Scott administration appears to be building a wall to protect itself from damaging information about the role that climate change is actually having. His offices in Tallahassee, located somewhat inland, appear to be safe for now from harsh reality.
Florida appears to be on the dangerous cutting edge of denialism and the suppression of inconvenient truth. A climate of fear, insecurity and stasis seems to pervade agencies charged with environmental protection and regulation. 18:33 minutes (16.98 MB)
Host Paul Roland talks with Mimi German of No Nukes NW about the continuing Fukushima disaster. She is organizing an event on Wednesday, March 11, "A Requiem for the Ocean-- Fukushima x4 And Beyond" noon at Pioneer Square in Portland.
Facebook event: 56:55 minutes (78.17 MB)
Host Paul Roland talks with Matt Landon of Vancounver Action Network on continuing efforts to halt the transport of dangerously flammable Bakken oil by train through the Pacific NW and to prevent the approval of the Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, as well as the more recently proposed New Star Terminal.
Tom Becker reads from Robert Hunziker's article in Counter Punch, "Climate Genocide". Although climate has changed in the geological past, it has never changed as fast as it is now, and the consquences will be devastating. 5:44 minutes (3.94 MB)
For this month's Psychology and Politics segment, Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan talk about the Netfllix series, "House of Cards" and what this popular TV program, that just finished its third season, says about sex, power, and presidential politics.
14:23 minutes (9.88 MB)
Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken talk about a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative-- Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. The report, available online, documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. It demonstrates that capital punishment was a rationalized form of lynching, sharing the purpose of maintaining African americans in the condition of serfdom.
What does ISIS hope to gain from their videos of their beheadings of innocent people? Bill Resnick talks with Amanda Rogers who writes on the middle east and studies media representations in the current struggles. Hey discuss the genius of ISIS media. One genre is meant for Muslims around the world, graphically showing the oppression and attacks they are experiencing, including heavy surveillance in the US and Europe and the incineration of families by US drone warfare, and promoting the ISIS Caliphate as their nation, just as Israel promotes itself to Jews around the world as their homeland where they will not be persecuted. 14:48 minutes (10.16 MB)