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Voices from the Edge on 06/11/09

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Thu, 06/11/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball deal?

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

Bad, NYT, Bad... Health Care... and LNG in Oregon

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris look at a handful of issues on the national radar, including another case of journalistic malpractice from the New York Times, the twists and turns of the health care battle on Capitol Hill, and the tale of lawmakers on the take in Oregon's liquid natural gas saga.

Please note:  Joe Uris will be off teaching this summer, and will return to Talk Radio in the fall.

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

The Real Name of the Enemy

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

 

The Old Mole's Clayton Morgareidge considers who's really blocking the progressive agenda in Washington.  (Hint: it's not Rush or the GOP.)  This commentary draws on Christopher Hayes's recent article in the Nation, "Naming the Enemy."

7:35 minutes (4.35 MB)

Assessing the Stimulus

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

The Economic Stimulus Package passed at the beginning of the Obama administration gets a mixed review by Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute in this interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Listen for the full picture.  You can read Shierholz's  report on jobs here.    

 

16:44 minutes (9.58 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/09/09

Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Abe and Joe look at a handful of issues on the national radar, including another case of journalistic malpractice from the New York Times, the twists and turns of the health care battle on Capitol Hill, and the tale of lawmakers on the take in Oregon's liquid natural gas saga.

Is Portland's Village Building Convergence relevant in this economic crisis?

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009

The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

55:28 minutes (44.44 MB)

House Holding on 06/10/09

Air date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join Harriet and Marge with Guests Virginia Yoder (81) and Sarah Deumling (62) to hear about their remarkable lives and ongoing commitment to the ethic and life as householders.  Today's show will be open to callers with their own experiences with house holding.

Sarah Deumling manages a 1400 acre sustainable forest and Virginia Yoder has lived on the same 50 acre homestead since 1947.
 

LNG, Dr. Tiller, Sonia Sotomayor, and more!!!

program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest.  First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness.  He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional.  He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.  

Pay attention to Oregon House Bill 3058!!!  This bill will FAST-TRACK the approvals for the LNG pipelines.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Tuesday June 9 2009 Community Calendar

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR - TUESDAY June 9 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 9 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, June 10 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. It's a year-round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. 2:53 minutes (2.64 MB)

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch on the Economic Meltdown

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

We're also joined by Kari Koch with the Rural Organizing Project. Kari tells us about ROP's current organizing initiative: creating Living Room Conversations on the Economic Collapse & Bringing our Money Home.

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch will be part of a Community forum on  Building a Fair Economy on Tuesday June 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Public Library, 6th AND Monroe, in Corvallis.

55:40 minutes (25.48 MB)
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