Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch) talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal. Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175036.
Before the Ubu Hour, there was a play by Alfred Jarry called Ubu Roi. In the summer of 2001, we turned this into an audio drama for KBOO's 2001 Dada & Surrealism festival, and then over a year after the dust settled, the Ubu Hour was born...
Who was the real Che Guevara? Idealist? Revolutionary economist? Media icon? In the wake of anniversary celebrations and Hollywood blockbusters, Words & Pictures poses the question toSpain Rodriguez, author of Che: A Graphic Biography, during his appearance at the Wordstock literary festival. Himself an icon of the alternative comics scene, Spain has been an outlaw biker, political correspondent, and creator in the 1960's of the first underground comics tabloid, Zodiac Mindwarp, for the East Village Other.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years.
The guest is journalist and media critic Jennifer Pozner, founder Women in Media and News or WIMN. She discusses women in media today and "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex, and sheer damn common sense!)"
Tom Becker hosts this program about human costs and human needs in these tough economic times. How can essential public services be funded in Oregon? How can immigrant workers be protected from draconian laws enforced by states like Arizona? And how can home foreclosures be stopped? Tom takes on the idea that we are becoming a socialist nation. To hear the whole show, use the arrow at the top of this page. To hear individual pieces, follow their links below: