Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Rose Aguilar, author of "Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland." Rose Aguilar, radio personality, producer, journalist and blogger, traveled through states that usually vote Republican to find out what issues get citizens to the voting booth.
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor discuss current election issues. In the second half of the show they are joined by Thomas Powers, Pulitzer Prize winning contributor to the New York Review of Books. He'll talk about The New York Review of Books and Guardian America 2008 Election Tour to discuss the election campaign and the challenges and opportunities facing a new administration.
More mandatory prison sentences. Fewer building permits. Open primaries. These are just some of the ideas Oregonians must consider as they wade through a dozen state ballot measures on election day. Who's supporting these measures? Who's opposing them? What will they really do? Jo Ann and Dave give you their take on the good, the bad and the really stupid ballot measures appearing on the November 2008 ballot.
On the Oct 22 Radiozine Richelle Corbo interviews Hanten Day and Richard Riggs, the Democratic candidates for Oregon House Districts 19 and 20, representing Salem, Aumsville, Monmouth and Independence.
Just in time for the 2008 election, investigative reporter Greg Palast has published a comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, with the cooperation of Robert Kennedy Jr. and cartoonists Ted Rall (America Gone Wild), Lloyd Dangle (Troubletown), and Lukas Ketner (Witch Doctor). KBOO's S.W. Conser talks to Greg and the comic artists about steps that citizens can take to counteract voter fraud and suppression.
A fanciful, non-partisan radio play depicting four believable, if exaggerated characters carrying out a nationwide strategy to throw the US elections in 2012. Using real news clips, interviews, and informational resources, We The People presents you with an image of the motivations and the tactics which could be present in any democracy where the citizens have forgotten their duty to protect the process.
Host Barbara Bernstein talks with three organizers on the ground about last minute voter suppression in Colorado, New Mexico and Ohio. Guests include Jenny Flanagan, Executive Director, Common Cause Colorado; Steve Allen, Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico and Ohioan journalist Bob Fitrakis. Plus Barbara offers a brief report back from the political landscape of SW Virginia.
As Election Day approaches, and as an Obama victory looks more probable, the McCain campaign is serving as the focus of an untrammeled and vitriolic collective id. Lots of these people are just scared shitless that a black man might sit in the White House.