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Voices from the Edge on 07/22/2010

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Thu, 07/22/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave ask the question "Are the good guys ahead?" Local progressive may be feeling a bit down over the direction of local and state politics lately. City Hall seems more disconnected than ever from the world in which most Portlanders live. Earlier this week, city council voted 4-1 (Commissioner Fritz abstaining) to put a new bond measure before voters for a new communications system and other equipment for the Fire Bureau. With so many city services taking hits - and at least on other proposed bond measure being put on hold because of the economy - should there have been a community discussion about whether this measure could wait? Oregon's gubernatorial race - "Doc vs.

55:18 minutes (50.63 MB)

Nonprofit group sues Clearwire

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Evening News
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Fri, 07/23/2010

An Oregon Non-Profit Organization known as RespectPDX filed a lawsuit yesterday against the City of Portland and Clearwire to stop the construction of a wireless internet facility in North East Portland.  Reporter Sasha Buchert discusses the case with attorney Steve Case.

4:30 minutes (4.12 MB)

July 19 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 07/19/2010

Hosted by Frann Michel (pictured here), this program is about climate change, science fiction, and science fiction about climate change, but it is not about the illusion that climate change is itself science fiction.  This is a show that should be heard from beginning to end, although the parts are available separately below.  Frann Michel's three commentaries are packaged together, along with appropriate songs by jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. 

54:52 minutes (31.4 MB)

Imagining the (climate) future

program date: 
Mon, 07/19/2010

Linking the pieces of this program about climate change are several songs by Ella Fitzgerald, together with commentary by host Frann Michel on

  • the basic issues and concepts of climate change,
  • how climate change and other global disasters have played in works of science fiction, and
  • how fantasy can help us to imagine alternatives to the current reality of capitalism and environmental degradation.  

This segment puts together all Frann's remarks and Ella's songs. You can also read Frann's remarks on her blog.  

19:40 minutes (11.26 MB)

Talk Radio on 07/23/10

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Fri, 07/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Economics professor RICHARD WOLFF on "Austerity: Why and for Whom?"

Host Per Fagereng interviews RICHARD WOLFF, author of the book "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It." He recently wrote the piece "Austerity: Why and for Whom?"
Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program for International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. Video of his talk "Capitalism Hits the Fan" is available at: http://www.capitalismhitsthefan.com .
 

Voices from the Edge on 07/15/2010

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Thu, 07/15/2010

Portland City Council voted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board.  Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? Voices from the Edge Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann talk about this new development. 

54:50 minutes (50.21 MB)

The Melting Pot on 07/20/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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FEATURED ARTIST ~ BLOCKHEAD: Interview, Live Mix, & More

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/30/10

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Fri, 07/30/2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Village Building Convergence

Village Building Convergence and Urban Sustainability Special 2010

All day on July 30th, from 9am to 3pm, KBOO presents a special on Urban Sustainability with audio from this year's Village Building Convergence in Portland.  This year's special will include lectures by Starhawk and Paul Cienfuegos, as well as interviews with Native American youth in Portland and a special report on the first ever chicken palace!

Friday, July 30th Programming Schedule:

Heart of Dryness

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Mon, 07/12/2010

Bill interviews James Workman - author of "Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushman Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanant Drought" - about fostering community through water-conservation, but specifically as he learned it studying African aborigines.

20:08 minutes (9.22 MB)
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