Joe Clement hosts this show which deals with the global US national security state; the successful outcomes of the California prison system hunger strike, labor struggles in a Star Trek ("Deep Space Nine") episode; and the recent movie Hope Springs.
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Hope Springs is a 2012 movie starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones about a couple with 30 years of marriage going to a marriage counselor to renew their faded passion. Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris give us a critical and yet very appreciative review of the film. 11:45 minutes (6.73 MB)
In the Star Trek series "Deep Space Nine" one episode is unique for dealing with the attempt to form a union. It's called "Bar Association" (Season 4, Episode 16), in which workers at Quark's Bar on the space station go on strike to form a union. You can watch it on line for free here, or get it through Netflix or your local branch of the Multnomah County Library. 12:50 minutes (7.34 MB)
Inmates in California's high security prisons went on a well-organized hunger strike last summer to protest the massive use of solitary confinement, as The Left & the Law reported in July. Today Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the several positive outcomes of that strike in terms of demands met by the authorities. Photo by Cinabrio Blog.
10:40 minutes (6.11 MB)
We are being reminded daily these days of the size and scope of US power around the world: seven or eight hundred military bases, surveillance of everyone everywhere, and air strikes anywhere from drones in the sky. Here Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the continuing growth of the national security state. Bill Smalldone teaches history at Willamette University and is the author of several books. He recommends this piece by Tom Englehardt, and books by Chalmers Johnson. 14:54 minutes (8.52 MB)
royce lovett will be in portland (at the camilia lounge) on the 2nd of november; we had a chance to briefly speak with him about what inspired him, as well as his life's philosophies.
lovett, who emerges from florida is indeed refreshing amongst a generation and era of people who make music and art playing with negative imagery or a lower consciousness. according to his site (http://roycelovett.com/), he: 19:21 minutes (17.72 MB)
we had a chance to speak with leni stern, who will be in portland at the camilia lounge on the 1st of november, 2013. ms. stern is currently a resident of new york city, by way of munich, germany. her music is inspired by the mother continent so much that she made a life-changing decision to travel there, and ended up working with the great elders, such as salif keita and baba maal.
Larry Bowlden reviews Portland-area author Whitney Otto's "Eight Girls Taking Pictures", a collection of short-stories about real life women photographers. Their lives span the 20th Century and repeat a motif of challenging sexism in the world of photography. 7:54 minutes (4.52 MB)
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