Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oil Spills, then and now....

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As the focus on the Deepwater Horizon "spill" -- isn't it more like a deluge? -- intensifies it shares common characteristics with past spills. We examine the unfolding story of this particular oil spill how history, politics, and even the news about it repeat. We hear from Greg Palast on the Exxon Valdez spill and from Rachel Maddow, Laura Flanders, and Liz Decker.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Next year in Jerusalem? Sixty three years after the Nakba.

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May 15 is the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Palestinian "Catastrophe" of 1948 when more than 750,000 Palestinians were made into refugees to make room for the future state of Israel.

Palestinian Ziad Abbas talks about the Nakba, Vivien Sansour shares a poem and how Palestinian farmers continue to produce their crops despite the on going oppression. And cultural anthropologist and Misragi Smadar Lavie presents a little shared perspective of Eastern or Arab Jews in Israel.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day during War

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Our Mother's Day edition and we hear from Adele Kubein and Rita Dougherty, two American military moms whose adult children were deployed with the US Army to Iraq and seriously wounded there. They update us on how their family members are doing a few years after those life-changing events in Iraq.

Rae-Sue Sussman is the attorney who defended Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson when she was threatened with court marshal. The young, single mom was unable to find childcare for her month old baby when due to deploy to Afghanistan.

And a look at Mother's Day in Palestine.

Read the article: Confessions of a Military Mom.

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2) low bandwidth 24 kbps Mono - short download time for local listening