Keeping Democracy Alive

Produced by: 
Burt Cohen
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Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen is a bi-weekly podcast that tackles a wide range of today's social, economic, and political issues.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth gap, and internet issues. Including such issues and movements as the Occupy Movement, Citizens United, safe energy, Jewish Voice for Peace, Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Spiritual Progressives, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, Wealth for the Common Good, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, BDS, Campaign for America’s Future, TransPacific Partnership, NORML and MPP, the OffNow Coalition, The World Bank and IMF, The Birch Society, and many more. We talk with authors of important new history books for insight into current dilemmas. The idea is to empower listeners with facts behind current problems and with specific opportunities for them to make positive change to revitalize democracy.

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KBOO Stream 1
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Current

The Collapse of Journalism and the Threat to Democracy

Airs at: Tue, 09/27/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  The Collapse of Journalism and the Threat to Democracy. Reporters used to report, now there is virtually no line between media and the national security state. Veteran international journalist Patrick Lawrence on this show notes the big change occurred 9/11; since then w... Read more

2020 Portland Protests Flashback: Unsafe to Protest? Realities Behind the Portland Picture

Airs at: Tue, 08/30/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  Originally aired on 09/11/2020 -- We've seen it on the nightly news: the police, the tear gas, the fires, and the wall of moms. Our guest today, David Rovics is in Portland and he explains that the city's police protected the far right thugs as brother cops, just not of... Read more