Monday, November 28, 2005

The Hoang Tan Bui Case: Unanswered Questions

On our November 28, 2005 show, we chatted with Phuong, the widow of Hoang Tan Bui, shot and run over by a Westminster policeman driving his cruiser last Tet.
To hear audio clip of the interview, click here: .

Monday, November 21, 2005

Interview with Le Ly Hayslip on Humanitarian Work in Vietnam

On our November 21, 2005 show, we aired an interview with Vietnamese American author Le Ly Hayslip, whose chronicles of her life during and after the Vietnam War were made into Oliver Stone's Heaven and Earth. She discusses her humanitarian work in Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, as well as her troubles with some in the Vietnamese exile community.

To hear the show, click here: .

See Sam Deegan's piece in the August 25, 2005, San Diego reader: Old Wounds.

David Barsamian the noted alternative radio interviewer, speaks on "Another World is Possible: Public Power in the Age of Empire" on Monday, November 14th, 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South Orange County, 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 9, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, (949) 581-0245. Admission: $5 donation requested, but not required.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Another Medical Scandal

On our show Monday, November 14, 2005 at 9 a.m., we looked back at an earlier UCI medical center scandal in the wake of the current scandal over liver transplants. Listen to the show on mp3 here: .

We aired a truncated webcast 2003 interview with Mary Dodge, the co-author (with UCI's emeritus Prof. Gilbert Geis) of Stealing Dreams: A Fertility Clinic Scandal (Northeastern University Press, 2003), the earlier medical center scandal.

You can listen to the entire original webcast here: .

Monday, November 7, 2005

Disciplined Minds Author Jeffrey Schmidt

On our show Monday, November 7, 2005 at 9 a.m., we took a look back at the history of UC Irvine, now celebrating its 40th year, with a former UCI graduate student and critic of the corporatization of academia. We chat with Jeffrey Schmidt, author of Disciplined Minds.
Listen to the show on mp3 here: .

He was previously on Subversity in 2001: [RealAudio file].

Monday, October 31, 2005

Ambassador Michael Marine on U.S.-Vietnam Relations

The U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam spoke October 27, 2005 at UC Irvine. We aired his talk on Subversity on October 31, 2005 at 9 am. See press release. To hear the audio of his talk, click here:

Press coverage focused on the flag recognition issue: The Vietnam News Agency ran a dispatch exulting that the Ambassador was recognizing Vietnam's flag. That dispatch was picked up in Thanh Nien, a Vietnam-based youth daily. Locally the Orange County Register ran a column in lieu of a news articleexpressing the columnist's concern that Marine didn't seem to recognize the importance of the defunct flag: "Missing Local Color". The next day it ran another article on his visit to Orange County: U.S. Official to Vietnam Opens Up.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Mike Davis on New Orleans

On Friday October 14, 2005, we chatted with UCI historian Mike Davis, whose latest book, Monster at the Door (New Press) covers the Avian Flu pandemic. The UCI historian and social critic (who's best known for his City of Quartz book) has just returned from New Orleans, and discussed race and the politics of reconstruction on Subversity.

Listen to the show on mp3 here: .

To listen to the portion with the interview with Mike Davis, click here: .

Davis' critique of the reconstruction process appears in the english-edition of Le Monde Diplomatique at: "The Predators of New Orleans".

He has also co-written an essay on "25 Questions about the Murder of New Orleans" on the Nation web site:

His essay, "Melting Away," also appears on the Nation web site: