Saturday, February 23, 2008

2/23/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (2/22/08)
  • Headlines for February 22, 2008
  • Behind the John McCain Lobbying Scandal: A Look at How McCain Urged the Federal Communications Commission to Act on Behalf of Paxson Communications
  • Report from Belgrade: Serbian Protesters Set U.S. Embassy on Fire to Protest Independence of Kosovo
  • Samantha Power v. Jeremy Scahill: A Debate on U.S. Actions in the Balkans, the Independence of Kosovo, the Iraq Sanctions and Humanitarian Intervention
  • Samantha Power on “Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World"

Listen | Puentes: Building Bridges to Link the Spanish-Speaking Population of New Orleans to Services
The mission of Puentes New Orleans, Inc. is to encourage, promote, and advance full community integration of Hispanic families in the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans area through housing, economic and cultural and educational growth, as well as research and advocacy activities. Tuesday, 2/26 Press Conference at Esperanza School, and Saturday, 3/01 Voter Registration kickoff, food and music, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., also at Esperanza School, 4407 Carrollton Avenue (at Banks Street)., or 821-7228. Lucas Diaz and Alejandro Lurati, a conversation hosted by Jimmy Huck.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

2/16/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (2/14/08)
  • Headlines for February 14, 2008
  • Entertainment Writers Claim Victory in Deal Ending 14-Week Strike
  • “Chocolate’s Bittersweet Economy”: Cocoa Industry Accused of Greed, Neglect for Labor Practices in Ivory Coast
  • Theo Chocolate Founder, CEO Joe Whinney on Fair Trade Cocoa
  • Activists Call for Boycott of Diamond Giant Leviev for Support of Israeli Settlements and Links to Human Rights Abuses in Africa


(Photo: Getty Images)

"Payson Team to Lead Child Labor Study," Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, Tulane Payson Center for International Development.

Listen | Democracy Now (2/12/08)
  • Nobel Laureate and “Banker to the Poor” Muhammad Yunus on Micro-Lending, Its Critics and the Bush Administration’s Negative Impact on Global Poverty

Listen | Democracy Now (2/15/09)
  • On Tenth Anniversary of V-Day, Vagina Monologues Playwright Eve Ensler Focuses on Violence Against Women in New Orleans and Gulf South

Saturday, February 09, 2008

2/09/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (2/08/08)
  • Headlines for February 08, 2008
  • Will Conservative Republicans Back McCain? Following Romney’s Departure, John McCain Appears Set to Become GOP Nominee
  • Examining Clinton & Obama’s Stances on the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Universal Healthcare, Privatizing Social Security and Nuclear Energy

Listen | Democracy Now (2/05/08)
New Book Alleges 9/11 Commissioner Philip Zelikow Minimized Scrutiny of Bush Admin Failure to Prevent al-Qaeda Attack

Listen | Democracy Now (2/07/08)
EXCLUSIVE: Former 9/11 Commission Chief Philip Zelikow on Allegations He Secretly Allowed Karl Rove & White House to Influence 9/11 Probe

Saturday, February 02, 2008

2/01/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (1/23/08)
Economics Journalist Robert Kuttner on the “Most Serious Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression”: “This is the Result of Rightwing Ideology and the Political Power of Wall Street”
Corporations Reaping Millions as Congo Suffers Deadliest Conflict Since World War II

Rising Tide (excerpt)