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Voices from the Edge 12-30-10 Portland Police Association Contract

program date: 
Thu, 12/30/2010

Jo Ann and Dave discussed the Portland Police Association's tentative contract agreement with the City of Portland, which will be presented at general meetings scheduled January 5th and 6th, 2011.

Listeners called in to share their views.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

55:16 minutes (50.6 MB)

December 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 Laurie Mercier hosts this show featuring live music from Wobble Wobble, singers of labor songs.  Also on the program,  Bill Resnick talks with climate expert Daphne Wysham about responses to climate change that enrich the poluters and Frann Michel explores the ups and downs of academic studies of happiness.  

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55:20 minutes (31.67 MB)

Volunteer Non-Profits: How do YOU Give Back to the Community?

program date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

How do you give back to the community? Today on KBOO Talk Radio, my guests are Steven Beaudoin of the PHAME Academy and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein of Clowns Without Borders

We'll talk about these two Organizations, how they help the Communities they serve, and ask YOU the Listeners to call in with YOUR Volunteer, Non-Profit stories.  What do YOU do to make the World a Better Place?

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55:03 minutes (25.2 MB)

Profits and Climate: Rewarding the culprits or Saving the Planet

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 As the Earth's climate becomes increasingly unstable, the US government is responding with measures that reward the profit-making corporations that caused the problem.  Bill Resnick talks with Daphne Wysham from the Institute for Policy Studies about cap and trade and carbon offsets, and about what should be done instead. Wysham is founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, a project of IPS, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio.   


20:19 minutes (11.63 MB)

Max Rameau and Take Back the Land

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

Host Sue Supriano interviews Max Rameau about Take Back the Land, which he founded in 2006. The group initiated a bold campaign that sparked a national movement: they began taking over foreclosed and government-owned homes, and moving homeless families into them. They have successfully moved in over 20 families to date, and many have used the opportunity to save up money and get back on their feet.

27:04 minutes (24.79 MB)

a revolution in happiness?

Audio here

The other day, in line at the grocery store, I noticed that the cover of Real Simple magazine's January issue invited me to "be happier this year." I can't tell you about the "9 surprising strategies to get you there," because I was pretty sure that spending $4.99 on the magazine was not one of them.

Voices from the Edge 12-23-10 Who Was Good & Who Was Bad in 2010?

program date: 
Thu, 12/23/2010

It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again;  and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.

Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

54:44 minutes (50.12 MB)

Presswatch on 12/16/2010

program date: 
Thu, 12/23/2010

Todays topics include; the new tax bill and its effect on our society (including health care and social security), North and South Korea, and other news stories.

28:17 minutes (19.42 MB)

Janet Unruh on "Recycle Everything: Why We Must, How We Can"

Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 12/22/2010

We've all heard of peak oil, but what about peak hafnium, or peak terbium? Hafnium, which is important in computer chips, could be depleted by 2017, and terbium, used in florescent light bulbs, by 2012. Most other ores are also in decline.  One solution is to recycle these materials, but how? Janet Unruh is a Portlander who believes that everything can be recycled 100% – provided we learn how to design things properly and set up the right systems for materials recovery.

35:58 minutes (16.47 MB)
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