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Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

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Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/24/09

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Thu, 12/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are we any closer to real health care reform?

Are we any closer to real health care reform?

The U.S. Senate has set an 8 am vote on its health care reform bill. Senate Majority Harry Reid has secured his 60 votes, but at what cost to health care reform?

Barbara Ehrenreich and Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

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Radiozine
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Mon, 12/21/2009

 Host Joe Uris interviews columnist and author Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. She suggests that the  invasion of Iraq and the economic crisis may be connected to American self-delusion and lack of vigilance.

26:44 minutes (24.48 MB)

Out Loud on 12/22/09

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Out Loud
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Tue, 12/22/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Voices from Portland's Transgender Day of Remembrance event Nov 20

November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rebecca Nay attended this year's event in Portland and recorded these stories, music and more.

Voices from the Edge: Open Mic

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Thu, 12/17/2009

Voices from the Edge host Dave Mazza invited listeners to lead the conversation on issues they felt important. Among the topics discussed were the U.S.'s failure to support strong carbon reduction goals at the Copenhagen conference, the ongoing environmental threats of LNG terminals and pipelines proposed for the Oregon coast, and the importance of local activism.

 

55:45 minutes (19.14 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/15/09

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Tue, 12/15/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Chuck Sheketoff of the Oregon Center for Public Policy joins Abe and Joe to talk about Measures 66 a

Chuck Sheketoff of the Oregon Center for Public Policy joins Abe and Joe to talk about Ballot Measures 66 & 67, both of which will go before voters in January's special election. The measures push a hot-button issue in American politics -- taxes.

Current events in the queer community

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Out Loud
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Tue, 12/08/2009

Tis the season for holiday music. We start the show with 2 songs from Venus Envy: Rhonda the Lesbo Reindeer and I'll be a Homo for Christmas.

Carla & Laura Calvo discuss current news stories and events, and Jacob Anderson-Minshall talks about next week's Gender Blender. Laura & Jacob are co-hosts of Gender Blender.

Matt from the Gay Men's Chorus calls in to discuss their upcoming show "Celebrate the Season" happening at Reed College on Dec 18, 19 & 20.

Events discussed tonight include: 

Pictures with Santa! This is a SMYRC fundraiser on Thurs 12/10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 909 NW 19th.

49:37 minutes (19.87 MB)

Voices from the Edge: The Portland Police Association

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Thu, 12/03/2009

Jo Ann and Dave talked about the recent demonstration by the Portland Police Association, in which the association expressed a vote of no confidence in Chief Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the latter's decision to suspend Officer Chris Humphreys for excessive use of force against a 12-year-old girl.

55:42 minutes (44.62 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/24/09

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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate. Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

With President Obama and the Congressional Democrats committed to passing some sort of health care bill -- regardless of whether it's worth a damn -- this is shaping up to be another in a long line of wasted opportunities. Once again, the guys with the gold are making the rules.

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