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Fascism Then and Now

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and European historian Bill Smaldone discuss: (1) The role of violence, on the right and on the left, in Germany in the Nazi rise to power. (2) The practice of violence today, both by the right and the left; the Black Block with terrible consequences for the le... Read more

The Albina Mural Project: Henry Frison

Airs at: Tue, 07/25/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
  Eric Bartels speaks to Portland artist Henry Frison. On February 10th 1978 the first of several murals depicting the history of the African American community was dedicated to the city of Portland by a group of artists from the Albina neighborhood.  Henry Frison was one ... Read more

An Indigenous Economic Model: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Airs at: Tue, 07/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  The existing economic system in most countries is a kind of state capitalism. It produces enormous inequalities. Its extraction practices are environmentally destructive. Perhaps indigenous models provide a viable alternative. Chief Seattle was a Susquamish chief in what... Read more

Jesus Was A Communist

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Were the early Christians communists? Roman Montero makes the case that they were and backs it up with his book All Things In Common: The Economic Practices of the Early Christians.   Roman A. Montero spends a lot of time studying early Chrstianity, Koine Greek, early Chri... Read more

McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War

Airs at: Fri, 07/21/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  Marvin and Angie will interview author and Army veteran Hamilton Gregory about his book "McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War." Project 100, 000 was promoted as a great social experiment that would provide troops to the Army and, in turn, the Arm... Read more

Motown summer 2017: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Airs at: Fri, 07/21/2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for From the Grassroots
From the Grassroots –where we agitate for social change with music and commentary,will focus on the musical blend  of  Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell . We will celebrate  Marvin Gaye's What Going On album and play the entire album uninterrupted . Released in the Spring of ... Read more

American War by Omar El Akkad

Airs at: Thu, 07/20/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born... Read more

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Airs at: Thu, 07/20/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing.  Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of... Read more

Conspiracy & Class Power: Michael Parenti

Airs at: Tue, 07/18/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Class and power are closely correlated, That societies have a ruling class is derided as passe Marxist rhetoric. But to deny its existence is folly. Class can be measured by one’s income and savings, and ownership of stocks, bonds and property. Power is more difficult to... Read more

Where's [Peter] Waldo?

Airs at: Fri, 07/14/2017 at 9:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
Paul Roland is host of KBOO’s Wednesday Talk Radio and Rise When the Rooster Crows folk music show (1st and 3rd Thursdays).  After studying philosophy at Wesleyan University (CT), he made his way to the West Coast in 1985, ending up in Portland.  Paul got involved with Eart... Read more