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Flashpoints on 08/27/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Housing Justice in Portland

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015

Denise Morris and Joe Clement discuss housing as a human right, the broad impact of rising housing costs, the Portland history of racism that has contributed to the current housing crunch, the struggle for sustainable solutions that go beyond isolated nuclear family homes, and the process of working together for a variety of remedies, including public housing, tenants unions, community land trusts, and more. In the end, Joe plays a "right to the city" rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
14:53 minutes (13.63 MB)

The Cost of Low Wages

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015

Tom Becker reads Pete Dolack's Low Wages Don't Come Cheap, about wage suppression and the use of public funds to subsidize the profits of the corporate elite.

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5:40 minutes (2.6 MB)

Climate Insurgency

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.

23:00 minutes (10.53 MB)

Flashpoints on 08/20/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 08/19/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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