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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/17/11

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Tue, 05/17/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Curiouser and curiouser ...

It might seem hard to believe, but the kabuki theater that passes for the American political discourse has been even stranger of late than it usually is. Abe and Joe survey the absurd state of the empire, while Joe shares a laundry list of important upcoming events.

Plus, a rare moment of homegrown political pride: Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden sticks it to the oil executives.

Voices from the Edge 05-05-11

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Thu, 05/05/2011

What's causing the migration of people of color from our North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods?  Where are they going?

Jo Ann and Dave discussed these drastic population shifts and some of the causes, including rent/ housing increases, transportation needs, availability of services, etc.

36:02 minutes (33 MB)

"All Labor Has Dignity" -- the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, 05/02/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Honey about All Labor Has Dignity, a book of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on economic justice. Honey edited the book.

35:47 minutes (16.38 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/03/11

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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the two educational bond measures on the May 2011 ballot.

Portland Public Schools has two bond measures on the May ballot. One would provide funds to update and renovate Portland's aging public school facilities, while the other would provide funds to prevent teacher layoffs and preserve vulnerable programs. Abe and Joe dig into the two measures, and discuss the long chain of events and priorities that have led us to the point where the schools must go begging to taxpayers in order to keep paying teachers.

More Talk Radio on 05/02/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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All Labor Has Dignity, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Economic Justice

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Honey about "All Labor Has Dignity," a book of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on economic justice. Honey edited the book.

People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King’s relevance for today. Michael Honey's collection traces King’s economic dream, from lectures to unions in the 1960s to addresses during his Poor People’s Campaign, culminating with his momentous “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis.

Debate: Yes or no, on Bond Measure 26-121 to update Portland public school buildings

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Thu, 04/28/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for the Portland Public Schools to update and renovate public school buildings. Representative from Portlanders for Schools, (for the Measure), and from Learning Now, Buildings Later, (against the measure), will be the guests.  The election is Tuesday, May 17th. 

55:35 minutes (25.45 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/26/11

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The more things change... The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the gulag at Guantanamo Bay.

The prison at Guantanamo Bay is a lingering blight of Bush's -- and now Obama's -- War on Terror. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the flimsy evidence on which some people are still being held, and the apparent indifference with which others were released. And once again, the documents confirm that torture is an accepted instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Abe and Joe sift through the leaks and ponder whether the Bill of Rights will ever again be in vogue.

Voices from the Edge 04-21-11 Portland Public Schools Bond Measures

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Thu, 04/21/2011

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann Bowman discusses the upcoming Portland Public School measures on the May 17th 2011 ballot to:  Renovate, rebuild, update safetly features in schools, and pay for teaching positions.  Measures 26-121 and 26-122. 

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Portland for Schools

Oregonian article - Portland Public Schools: Voters should reject capital bond, approve levy

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