Graduate Employees Union Emerges at Portland State University

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/01/2016
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation.  KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)

Derek Cressman on When Money Talks. Feb 2, 2016 at the Eastside Democratic Club

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Wed, 02/03/2016

Derek Cressman  talks about his book 'When Money Talks – The High Price of “Free” Speech and the Selling of Democracy' to the East Side Democractic Club, February 2nd, 2016.


http://www.derekcressman.com/

DemocracyHere coverage. 40:17 minutes (36.88 MB)

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

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Wed, 02/03/2016
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. 58:21 minutes (80.12 MB)

Sharon Maxwell on Voting by District with Joe Meyer

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Wed, 02/03/2016
Sharon Maxell speaks in favor of voting by district in Portland City elections.

She explains how it would reduce the influence of monry and increase representation and equity.

She endorses the East Portland based signature drive to get single member disctrict on the fall 2016 ballot. 14:59 minutes (13.72 MB)

Steve Phillips Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 02/03/2016
Steve Phillips is the author of the new book, "Brown is the New White", a critical discussion on changes that are coming to the American body politic in advance of the population shift from majority white to "other than white" by 2044. He talks with Don Merrill about Bernie Sanders' progressivism, the preparation of the left to lead and how the word "Trump", for some, is the new "N" word. 26:46 minutes (24.5 MB)

History of Portland's Loyal Legion

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Old Mole and labor historian, Norm Diamond, offers some critical history surrounding the namesake of a hip new bar in Portland, Loyal Legon. Rather than a union in any good faith sense of that word, the Loyal Legon of Loggers and Lumbermen were a creation of the US military. The "loyal legon" were formed to break strikes and organizing efforts against poor conditions in the timber industries, union activity that threatened profit and war-production. 7:42 minutes (7.04 MB)

Snow Days Under Socialism

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a Jacobin magazine article, "Snow Days Under Socialism"

All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?

8:37 minutes (7.88 MB)

Book Mole: The House Girl

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. 5:29 minutes (5.03 MB)

Syrian Peace Summit

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Bill Resnick talks with David Finkle about the history and various contexts surrounding the violent conflicts in Syria, including the prospects of peace suggested by summit in Syria.

Finkle edits "Against the Current" and writes about the Middle East
19:28 minutes (17.82 MB)

I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/01/2016
I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR: In this 50s sitcom, secretary Doris plots how to woo her clueless boss,  Rock, into marriage, and hilarity and hijinx ensue.  Originally aired on The Ubu Hour on Feb 1, 2016, this radio play was written and produced by Martin Dodge. 19:03 minutes (26.17 MB)

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016. 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 131

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Upside Downtrodden
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Mon, 02/01/2016
59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

Joseph Lumbard, The Study Qur'an

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 01/31/2016
In the second in my series, "Islam 101: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" I speak with Joseph Lumbard.  He is the General Editor of The Study Qur'an:  A New Translation and Commentary. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

 

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