Archive for the ‘South America’ Category

2009-11-19 Afghanistan, Honduras, Grad unions

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Covering both international affairs and labor issues on this week's show, which brings us back from a long hiatus. We start in Afghanistan, and discuss the likelihood (and impact) of an escalation in U.S. troop numbers. Bob points to a day of action next Monday, where Peace Action West and others ...

Georgia: behind the headlines

Monday, August 18th, 2008

On this week's show, we spent most of our time talking about Georgia, in light of the recent events there. We wanted to get beyond the headlines and usual frames of coverage, and believe we accomplished this through two approaches. First, we talked with Jodi Blumenfeld. A graduate student at ...

A roundup of South America and the Middle-East: this week’s show now available

Friday, August 1st, 2008

The show is now on Radio4All and Audioport. This week we cover more geography than usual: We start, as usual, with the Panos Institute news bulletin. Ecuador is in the process of putting in place a ban on foreign military bases Chevron using the US Trade Representative to put pressure on Ecuador and resist ...

Critiquing Petraeus – latest show online

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Yesterday's edition of the show included an extended discussion of  the Petraeus testimony, an update on the Colombian trade agreement, a brief discussion of events in Ecuador, and of former President Carter's visit to Palestine. Available for download from WRFU or on Pacifica's Audioport. Starting, of course, with the Interworld Radio news ...

A Critical Ear online

Friday, April 4th, 2008

You can listen to yesterday's edition on the WRFU site. It's also available, of course, on Audioport.This week we talked about Iran and Iraq (and interplay between the two), Afghanistan and the IMF, and trade deals in South America. A good show all around, if I say so myself. 

ACE 2008-03-20 programming notes

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Today we started with the Interworld Radio headlines, as usual, and then played some actuality from yesterday's vigil at the veterans' memorial in Urbana, marking 5 years of war in Iraq. Following some short discussion of the vigil, and an aborted start to an excerpt from the Winter Soldier event, ...