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Barbara Ehrenreich on her new book, "Natural Causes"

Airs at: Wed, 04/25/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    Ehrenreich has done it again! The author of "Nickel and Dimed," "Bright-Sided" and many others now offers us her fresh and unique take on the medical establishment, the "wellness industry," and our peculiar attidudes to death and dying. Her prose is as always succinct... Read more

A hard look at the Syrian quagmire of atrocity, with Idrees Ahmad

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  The supposed or  actual recent gas-bombing in Syria was the reason for the US-French-British missile attack in response. Did it happen? If so, who did carry it out? How can we know? Does our guest Idrees Ahmad (who in Dec. 2016 wrote a scathing criticism of fellow journa... Read more

Telling Native stories through the theater, with co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 04/11/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    This spring, three Indigenous female playwrights will present their work on Oregon’s top stages at the same time: Manahatta, by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) is on stage at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mar. 28 - Oct. 27; The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse (Sic... Read more

MLK Jr.: The resistance continues

Airs at: Wed, 04/04/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    Opening song: "Just Another Holy Man," by Floyd Red Crow Westerman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3rfZ_1ZLA On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., host Paul Roland talks with listeners about ongoing actions and movements of resist... Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/28/18

Airs at: Wed, 03/28/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/21/18

Airs at: Wed, 03/21/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough: Tokenism in Publishing meets the Reality of Epidemic Violence against Native Women

Airs at: Wed, 03/14/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Every second Wednesday co-host Jacqueline Keeler has written a lengthy article (just published by YES! Magazine) on Native American author Sherman Alexie, his role in the Native American literary world (and beyond), and how the revelations about his behavior with women aff... Read more

Monsanto finally brought to court to face the scientific evidence on harm caused by glyphosate

Airs at: Wed, 03/07/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  Guest Carey Gillam is a long-time investigative journalist and currently Research Director with U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Her most recent book is Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Ki... Read more

Meltdown in the Arctic: Humanity Beware?

Airs at: Wed, 02/28/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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  What happens in the Arctic has an out-sized impact on the overall global climate. And right now, it's looking very, very bad.  December of last year was the warmest on record in  the Arctic, and 2018 has already set a string of records for lowest levels of Arctic sea ice... Read more

#ENOUGH: National School Walk Out to protest inaction on gun control

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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    On March 14, the one-month anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas H.S. shooting in Florida, students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies will take part in a #NATIONALSCHOOLWALKOUT for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone. https://www.actionnetwork.... Read more