Elections

Local, state and national election coverage on KBOO community radio

Joe and Abe on the Election Results

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Mon, 11/10/2008

 Talk Show Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor invite listeners to weigh in on what an Obama Presidency will be like.

 

54:30 minutes (24.96 MB)

National Rally Against Prop 8 Sat 11/15 in PDX

We're presented with a rare opportunity to be a positive force in the history of our country, to stand in solidarity with a minority group fighting for its civil rights.  On Saturday, November 15th, protestors will gather in cities across the country to speak out against the anti-gay politics and sentiment of our recent elections, including California's Prop 8.  Please check out the following link:
 
http://jointheimpact.com/
 
As a lesbian, I'm personally moved by the words of Joe Solmonese, President of Human Rights Campaign:
 

The Decider

 Apropos of my post below, Obama is planning to review the plethora of onerous executive orders issued by President Bush:

President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is reviewing limits on stem-cell research and the expansion of oil and gas drilling, among other issues, members of the team said Sunday.

Clearly, much more needs to be reviewed besides the issues mentioned above, but for a guy who's more than a month from taking office, this is a very encouraging start.

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Mobilizing While the Time is Right

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This has been an incredible week! In Portland, within a half and hour after the polls closed on Tuesday, voters began loudly celebrating the election of Barak Obama. As a 42 year old woman, I can say that I have never seen an election night like this. With cars honking, people screaming, and assorted fireworks here and there--- it was livelier than any New Year's eves I can remember (indeed, livelier than most 4th of Julys-- possible exception of The Bicentennial), too. The relief and joy felt by so many in this country was palpable.

Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/10/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

Today the Moles  reflect  on the Obama victory: its impact on black folks and the left’s response: euphoria, high hopes, and the advice he’s  getting on health care,  unions, the environment, as well as worries about his first appointments.   We’ll also hear  a  tribute to the late Studs Terkel.

Talk radio post election: the work ahead.

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Thu, 11/06/2008

Now that the election is over, how can we work together to create a broad based movement to shape an egalitarian and sustainable future.

Talk Radio with Ani, Andrew Geller, and Norman Solomon.  Norman Solomon is an United States journalist, media critic, antiwar activist and former KBOO volunteer. Solomon is longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts which works pro-actively to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. His weekly column, "Media Beat", has been in national syndication since 1992.

48:40 minutes (44.56 MB)

Election night at the Multnomah County Election Office

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November 4, 2008 outside of the Multnomah County election office the line of voters waiting to cast their vote strung along SE Morrison Street for two blocks estimated to take an hour plus to get through.  Multnomah County officials were on site with special forms for those in line to fill in previous to reaching the office, which expedites the process.  The same worker told us that this line was shorter than the one in 2004. 

Election Dissection

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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Thursday following Barack Obama's election as president, KBOO hosts Linda Olson-Osterlund and S.W. Conser discuss the future of civil liberties and foreign relations with guests Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union; Chris Toensing, Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project; and Harpers Magazine Editor John R. MacArthur.

60:02 minutes (24.05 MB)

Juggling for voters waiting in line at the Multnomah County Elections Office

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People of Color and the 2008 Election: An Interview with Rudy Lopez, Center for Community Change

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Wed, 11/05/2008

There's no doubt of the importance of the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president. But what role did people of color play in making this happen and where do they stand in the wake of the election? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Rudy Lopez, Directory of the Center for Community Change about his organization's work in turning out people of color and other disempowered voters for Obama. He'll also talk about how this new bloc of mobilized citizens can ensure that the new president and the Congress remain true to the promises made before election day. For more information on the Center for Community Change and their upcoming people's conference, visit www.communitychange.org.

 

55:40 minutes (44.59 MB)
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