Elections

Local, state and national election coverage on KBOO community radio

Sarah Palin in Playboy? American troops in Israel? The economy in sideways?

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 10/01/2008
12:02 minutes (27.55 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/10/08

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Fri, 10/10/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Keeping those in Power Accountable

News and Public Affairs Day. Tune in for the best in recent speeches and interviews with cutting edge thinkers.

12 Noon - Barbara Ehrenreich on "This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation." Recorded in Portland in July.

1PM - The Voting System: Disenfranchisement and the Uncounted - Local producers Meghan Planchon, David Rosenfeld and Ethan Scarl detail the numerous ways you can lose your right to vote and what you can do to stop it.

2:30PM - Linda Olson Osterlund interviews the attorney for the detainees at Guantanamo, whose release has been ordered by the court.

3:00PM - Scott Forrester interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Trent.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 29, 2008

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Tue, 09/30/2008

This program has a current take on the financial bailout, a conversation about the positive vision of Fair Trade, and a visit with local activists campaigning against regressive anti-immigrant ballot measures.  The whole show is available by clicking on the arrow above (though it has a few gaps in continuity where pleas for your membership were omitted).  Or  hear  the individual segments by following their links below.  AND DON'T FORGET TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP WHILE YOU'RE HERE!!  Thank you!

1.  Analysis of the financial crisis with Mark Engler and Bill Resnick.

2.   Local  activists promote a positive vision of fair trade.

41:36 minutes (23.8 MB)

Rural Organizing for Immigrant Rights

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Tue, 09/30/2008

Two  regressive ballot measures will  be voted on in November, measures that target immigrants.   The Rural Organizing Project is working to defeat them.  Marci Westerling talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris.  See their website for  all the details. 

10:28 minutes (5.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/02/08

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Thu, 10/02/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Saving the Economy or Saving the Rich? The $700 billion bailout plan.

The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.

APA Compass on 10/03/08

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APA Compass
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Fri, 10/03/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APAs and the election

Tune in to APA Compass on KBOO this Friday from 9-10am for our special election show!

First, representatives from APIA Vote and APA for Progress talks about APA involvement in electoral politics. Then, local organizers from the Center for Intercultural Organizing, Latino Network and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon discuss the potential impacts of measures on the November ballot for communities of color.

Joe and Abe on The Big, Bad, Bail-Out

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Mon, 09/29/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk about the Trillion Dollar Bail Out being hammered out (and on) in Congress.  Is it a good thing?  Is it a bad thing?  Is a taxpayer-funded bail-out option for failed speculators an integral part of Capitalism?  Should it be?  Listeners weigh in...

 

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Marlene's Electronic Salon on 10/10/08

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Fri, 10/10/2008 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Host Marlene Smith speaks with Thomas Frank about his new book, "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule." And at 10 her guest is Ron Suskind, author of "The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism."

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 22, 2008

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Sun, 09/21/2008

Why is the  US Government, funded by  our taxes, saving Wall Street's financiers from the consequences of their hubris?  On this program, hosted by Tom Becker, we discuss the situation in depth.  Also on the show: an conversation about what Sarah Palin signifies for the Christian Right as well as to women behond that  group.  Hear the whole program by clicking the arrow above, or listen to individual pieces by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and economist John Miller  discuss  the  origins and direction of the economic crisis and what the left should be demanding

50:14 minutes (28.75 MB)
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