Elections

Local, state and national election coverage on KBOO community radio

Joe talks about The Economy and Religion In Our Politics.

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Tue, 02/21/2012

 Host Joe Uris talks about our Economic Situation in the first part of our show, then changes gears to the recent upsurge in Staunchly Religious Candidates in the Republican Primary race.

Tonight, at 6:00 PM, Historian and Journalist, Joe Uris is speaking at the Main Downtown Multnomah County Library, 801 SW Tenth.  His talk is entitled "Why No Revolution?  A Short History of American Left Movements Part 1: the 1800s to 1945."

Joe asks that y'all come, and to bring your Laptops.  He wants some Fact Checkers in the Audience to make sure he gets it straight, and to bring Fresh Information to the Lecture.  Hey, it's FREE!!!

 

54:14 minutes (49.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02-16-12 Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

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Thu, 02/16/2012

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

52:45 minutes (48.3 MB)

Well-read Red: The Spectacular President's Role in Electoral Theater

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Mon, 02/20/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on the spectacle of electoral politics, the presidency itself, and how voting is over-rated as a form of social action when so much that matters is decided, when addressed at all, by other means and to other ends. The presidential election is a reality TV-show as irrelevant to our lives as the gossip on Jersey Shore, Chris Hedges argues and Clayton reads, while the debates fomented by the Occupy movment about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security/surveillance state are the only ones that matters right now.

9:09 minutes (6.28 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 20th

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Mon, 02/20/2012

 Tom Becker hosts today Old Mole and we hear about the war drums being beat over Iran, the kabuki theatrics of electoral politics, a cold war waged with drones, and about the African Film Festival.

 Thanks to all you folks who called in to support KBOO and the Old Mole!  If you didn't get to it, you can use the tip jar at the top of this page!

58:14 minutes (39.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/16/12

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

Voices from the Edge on 02/09/12

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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

As the presidential primaries kick into high gear, campaign contributions from big oil, high finance and other corporate high rollers who want four more years of the status quo are gushing. Hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer is at the top of the list of corporate sugar daddies who are pouring $1 million or more into Restore Our Future pro-Romney Super PAC. With growing pressure from the 99 percent, these elites of the 1 percent are working overtime to protect their turf.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/07/12

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Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look back on a good couple of weeks for women. Also -- pledge drive!

 It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofits must cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.

Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 01/30/2012
 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

In the landmark 2010 Citizens United v.

53:15 minutes (48.75 MB)
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