Torture in US History: Dark Role of the CIA

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Presswatch
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Wed, 04/22/2009

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Host Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:"    Continuing global recession with rising unemployment. And the shame of torture in U.S history--from slave days to post WWII and into the present. Torture achieves only hostility and  resistance.  But may help to perpetuate myths as to who was responsible for the 911 attacks.  Also bankruptcy financing in the works for automakers, swine flu evolving--found in Californians,   and more dust storms in US from global warming.

 

24:50 minutes (11.37 MB)

Environmentalist Chip Ward: Nature Teaches 'Too Big' is Bound to Fail!

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Wed, 04/22/2009

26:09 minutes (11.98 MB)

Author Geraldine Brooks: "People of the Book," Imagined History of Ancient Hebrew Prayer Book

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 04/22/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Geraldine Brooks about her latest novel, People of the Book, an imagined history of an ancient Hebrew prayer book. Geraldine Brooks is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and internationally bestselling novel March, a retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women from the point of view of Mr. March, the absent father who goes off to war. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, is also an international bestseller.

27:43 minutes (12.69 MB)

The Politics of Water in the Middle East & the Developing World

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Mon, 04/20/2009

On March 1st 2009 Portland Brit Tzedek V’Shalom, Congregation Shir Tikvah and the Bridgeport UCC co-sponsored an event, The Politics of Water in the Middle East & the Developing World.

Speaking that afternoon were Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Dr. Jeff Albert, and Mousa Diabat. The topics discussed included water scarcity in the third world, and the effect of water scarcity on the Arab-Israeli peace.

Due to time limitations for today’s broadcast we will only air today the comments by Congressman Blumenauer on water issues globally, and two of the questions for the panel from the audience.

28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)

National Security and Domestic Policy

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Wed, 04/22/2009

Soon after taking office, President Obama called the economic crisis a matter of national security.  On this episode of We the People, we explore the link between national security and domestic policy.

55:41 minutes (38.24 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2009

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Sun, 04/19/2009

 The Moles focus today on Capitalism and Socialism.  What is capitalism, anyway, and how does it make us unfree?  What might socialism be like?  Why don't we have more voice in how the government spends  our money, and what would  we say if we did?   Are Americans really committed to Capitalism and opposed to socialism?  (A new poll says otherwise.)   Below  are links to the segments of this show, hosted by Laurie Mercier.   Or you can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above.

1. Clayton Morgareidge explains why a capitalist society deprives us of our very lives.  

58:04 minutes (33.23 MB)

Public Opinion Poll: Socialism or Capitalism?

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Sun, 04/19/2009

Only 53% of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism!  At least that is the finding of a recent Rassmussen poll.  Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss the poll results and what they suggests about how people are reacting to the economic crisis.  

22:43 minutes (13 MB)

Socialism and Science Fiction

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Sun, 04/19/2009

Who knows what (a real, democratic) socialism will be like?  No one.   But it can at least be imagined in various ways, and that is what some science fiction writers do, as Old Mole Frann Michel explains.  Read her remarks and follow links to her many sources here

7:29 minutes (4.28 MB)

Less Militarism, More Security

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Sun, 04/19/2009

What else could we get for the may billions of dollars already spent on two wars? Laurie Mercier talks with Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project about redirecting massive military expenditures to our real security needs namely education, health care and jobs. 

13:18 minutes (7.61 MB)

Getting Clear About Capitalism

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Sun, 04/19/2009

Capitalism is always a drag on the progressive agenda.  But why?  What is capitalism?  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge explains how the private ownership of productive property forms and deforms social life. 

9:09 minutes (5.24 MB)

Torture: Just because it doesn't work, does not mean it's Okay...

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009
13:58 minutes (2.4 MB)

Community Calendar, Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Wed, 04/22/2009

Become part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the silence.  Here we can Take Back the Night!  As part of sexual assault awareness month, the Women's Resource Center is hosting Take Back The Night, TONIGHT, starting at 6:30 pm.  Meet at Portland State University - South Park Blocks, 1525 SW Park Avenue  in Portland.  This event will include an inter-faith vigil, march and close with an empowering and  unifying rally.  More information at 503-725-5672. 

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2:08 minutes (1.96 MB)

Medical Technology

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The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009

Young Ladies Radio Project, a project of IRCO and KBOO, does their piece about how medical technology has affected the birthing process.

9:58 minutes (9.13 MB)

Benson High School Robotics Team

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The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009

Kyler interviews 3 members of the highly acclaimed Benson High School Robotics Team.

http://benson2951.blogspot.com/

10:00 minutes (9.17 MB)

 

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