Century Of Lies for July 19 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 07/19/2015
This week host Doug McVay speaks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Tenants Union: Fight Your Landlord And Win!

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Mon, 07/20/2015
Joe Clement reads a pamphlet produced by Buffalo Class Action (a Buffalo, New York area anarchist political organization) about the political situation of the for-profit housing system and the power that tenants have to challenge and ultimately transform it, if and when they act collectively. You can find a written version that you can print out and distribute as a 4-page pamphlet by going HERE. At the end, Joe also sings an original banjo song about worker and tenant power. [Image credit: libcom.org] 9:35 minutes (8.77 MB)

Portland Association of Teachers: building the schools students deserve

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Mon, 07/20/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Gwen Sullivan of the Portland Association of Teachers, the union representing the teachers of Portland Public Schools. They discuss developments and implementation of their latest contract, settled last year after the union voted to go on strike with strong support from the students and broader community, and how they have been building the schools Portland students deserve. 19:39 minutes (17.98 MB)

Peter Rollins, The Divine Magician

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Religion For Life
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Sat, 07/18/2015
welcome back Peter Rollins to discuss his new book, The Divine Magi 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)

The Famous Haydell Sisters LIVE at KBOO

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 01/19/2015
The Famous Haydell Sisters LIVE at KBOO! 26:44 minutes (36.72 MB)

Kristin Andreassen LIVE at KBOO!

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/13/2015
Kristin Andreassen LIVE at KBOO! 18:53 minutes (25.95 MB)

Kristin Andreassen LIVE at KBOO!

program: 
The Monday Sampler
program date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015
Kristin Andreassen LIVE at KBOO! 18:53 minutes (25.95 MB)

HRC Chair Criticizes Effectiveness of Police and Community Relations Committee

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News In Depth
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Thu, 07/16/2015

Portland Human Rights Commission Chair Chabre Vickers sharply criticized the Police and Community Relations Committee (PCRC) at that group's meeting last night. She suggested a three-month hiatus to redevelop the group so that its meetings achieve more tangible results. The PCRC is a sub-group of the Human Rights Commission and is tasked with guiding the police department in following the guidelines of the US Department of Justice settlement, which had found that the PPB used excessive force against people with mental illness and engaged in racial profiling. The committee includes members of the public and the police department as well as city officials.

21:13 minutes (19.43 MB)

Maritime Law Tears a Hole in Shell's Hull...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 07/15/2015

Today We Revisit ...another Shell disaster - 'Shellarious, but for the safety and leal issues. So it seems Shell's Arctic Dreams hit another "uncharted shoal"...

First, it doesn't matter whether the shoal is charted or uncharted: navigation equipment - which is mandatory on the brridge - should be operating sonar, sweeping the oceam floor, looking for things like, Well, "uncharted shoals".
And Secondly, if an "uncharted shoal" can rip this ship a new one, what's the ice going to do to it? 16:00 minutes (10.99 MB)

Maritime Law Tears a Hole in Shell's Hull...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2015

Today We Revisit ...another Shell disaster - 'Shellarious, but for the safety and leal issues. So it seems Shell's Arctic Dreams hit another "uncharted shoal"...

First, it doesn't matter whether the shoal is charted or uncharted: navigation equipment - which is mandatory on the brridge - should be operating sonar, sweeping the oceam floor, looking for things like, Well, "uncharted shoals".
And Secondly, if an "uncharted shoal" can rip this ship a new one, what's the ice going to do to it? 16:00 minutes (10.99 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 13, 2015

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Mon, 07/13/2015
Tom Becker is our host for this edition of the Old Mole, and we learn why education and job training are not the solution to unemployment, how US tax law benefits corporate tax evasion, and how and why the American Psychological Association condoned torture during the G.W. Bush presidency. We also learn about the work of the late Hugo Du Coudray.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below. Or you can listen to individual pieces by following these links.
52:34 minutes (36.09 MB)

Ralph Nader on the Tax Code

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Mon, 07/13/2015
Tom Becker reads "Stop Corporate Welfare Kings: Strip Mining America" by Ralph Nader. Nader argues, quoting Jimmy Carter, that our loophole ridden tax laws are "a disgrace to the human race." 
8:21 minutes (5.74 MB)

Psychology, Torture, and the Military

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Mon, 07/13/2015
In Part Two of their Psychology and Politics segment, Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan talk about the report this past week on the involvement of the American Psychological Association in CIA administered torture practices of the Bush era. They also take up the history of psychology's involvement in the military, and challenges from progressive mental health practitioners that are part of this same history. They refer back to Part One in which they remembered psychologist Hugo Du Coudray (also known as Hugo Maynard), who died this past week.
13:52 minutes (9.53 MB)

Psychology and Politics: Remembering Hugo Du Coudray

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Mon, 07/13/2015
Today’s Psychology and Politics segment, with psychologists Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan, begins with a tribute to Jan’s colleague Hugo Du Coudray (also known as Hugo Maynard), professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State, who died this past week. Hugo started the community psychology program at PSU and was a long time social justice activist. He also was a remarkable character who had a distinct vision of what psychology was all about, and its role in understanding social problems. Here is a video of a talk by Hugo on the 1964 Free Speech Movement in Berkeley.
8:18 minutes (5.7 MB)

 

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