The new Congress will be working with a new administration in the White House. Behind the smiles and calls for cooperation, there's already signs of differences between both sides of the congressional aisles and the president elect. Elements of the Obama proposal is already drawing criticism from both parties. Democrats like Representative Barney Frank and Senator John F. Kerry of Massachussetts, as well as Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, have expressed deep skepticism about the effectiveness of the proposed business tax credits for creating new jobs.
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the amazing and inspiring story of Liberian women who helped stop the Civil War in Liberia. We speak to Director Gini Reticker who has chronicled the stories of heroic women, not only in Liberia, but also Ghana, Rwanda and Morrocco. Learn more at: www.Praythedevilbacktohell.com
One of the most enduring images of war protests in the Bush years were the angry mothers whose children have died in the war. One mother, Cindy Sheehan caught the world's attention by camping out in President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch. In this interview, she urges the peace movement to continue to work to end our wars.
A total of 45 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza on Friday; bringing the number of Palestinians killed in the ongoing Israeli offensive to one thousand, one hundred sixty seven, including three hundred seventy children and eighty five women.
At least 5200, including 1745 children, have been wounded.
13 Israelis have been killed in the 20 days of Israeli attacks, nine of whom were soldiers.
Four of those killed on Friday were identified as resistance fighters. The four were killed in two separate airstrikes in Gaza City and Rafah.
Carla interviews Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Portland writers of the Blind Eye Mystery series. We discuss their latest book Blind Faith, their other books, and their local monthly event QLiterati (the LGBTQ Literary series, which they host the 2nd Wednesday of every month 7-9pm at the Q Center).
Dave DeAngelis speaks with Michael Klare about the problem with cheap oil, and why America's overreliance on petroleum is the source of all its energy problems.
Michael Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, and is the author of "RISING POWERS, SHRINKING PLANET: The New Geopolitics of Energy." His most recent article is "Oil 2009, Be Careful What You Wish For" http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175018
Hear from local authors Lipstick and Dipstick! With measured blend of guidance, wit and sincerity from the femme and the butch perspective, Lipstick & Dipstickis a punchy advice column in CURVE Magazine, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine.
On the Jan 15 Radiozine, KBOO hosts a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. First, a debate on the role of Israel in the crisis. Then, an update on what's happening there. This is part one. Bob Horenstein, the Communications Director of the Jewish Federation of Portland voices his support of the current Israel invasion of the Gaza strip. He is opposed by Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University Professor, currently at Bethlehem University, and author of the book, Sharing the Land of Canaan.
On the Jan 15 Radiozine, Jenka Soderberg host a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. This is part two - an update on the situation in Gaza, from Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp outside Gaza City. She also speaks with Pennie Quinton in Nablus, where a 'Safe Place for Gaza' has been created to allow Palestinian factions to come together to express their support with their fellow Palestinians in Gaza.