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Political Perspectives on 12/07/11

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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gentrification in Portland: A Problem for Minorities or the Natural Evolution of a City

Gentrification in Portland: A Special Program

As Portland becomes a destination for young creatives to find homes and work, minority communities are being "gentrified out" of the city. North and Northeast Portland have lost people of color as housing costs in those areas have increased.

Host Jennifer Kemp interviews local black community leaders Clifford Walker of the Oregon Commission for Black Affairs and Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick, whose district includes North and Northeast Portland,   about the causes of gentrification and whether it is a normal part of the evolution is a normal part of the evolution of a city.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/06/11

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Tue, 12/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2011.

 Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2011.

US china Solar panel trade war

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/05/2011

Friday, a U.S trade panel ruled that solar imports from China were harming the U.S. domestic solar industry.
In response, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it is deeply concerned that the decision shows a strong inclination to trade protectionsism, and was reached without sufficient evidence. 
2:43 minutes (2.49 MB)

Occupy Portland protestersto occupy foreclosed home

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/05/2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has announced a national day of action tomorrow to Occupy Foreclosed homes.In northeast Portland tomorrow, activists will join with a family facing foreclosure to stand in solidarity and try to prevent their eviction.

The action is supported by Move On dot org, We are Oregon, and a number of other local and national groups.

Param Connelly spoke on KBOO’s Air Cascadia this morning about tomorrow’s action in Portland

Their website is unsettleportland.org

1:20 minutes (1.23 MB)

WRR: Capitalism without Capitalists? Is It Possible or Desirable?

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Mon, 12/05/2011

Joe reads two two inter-related blog-posts - "Are CEOs workers, and should we care?" and "Capitalism without Capitalists" - by Peter Frase. Joe mistakenly says Frase teachs at CUNY, where he is only a doctoral student in sociology. Frase writes his own blog, but is an editor for Jacobin magazine. 

8:27 minutes (42.68 MB)

WRR: Occupy Production!

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Mon, 12/05/2011

Clayton Morgareidge reads an essay (edited for radio) by marxist economist Richard Wolff, published in Monthly Review and Truth-Out. Wolff makes a quick, but potent case for workplace democracy as the next phase for Occupy.

5:52 minutes (4.04 MB)

COP-17 & International Climate Change Action

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Mon, 12/05/2011

 Bill Resnick talks with Chris Williams, Physics/Chemistry professor at Pace University and author of "Ecology and Socialism", about the COP-17 international climate change conferences. The 17 stands for the number of years the conference has occured. They talk about reports of record temperatures in 2010 and other extreme weather events, as well as how even climate skeptics funded by the Koch Bros. are saying global warming is a reality. They talk about some of the terrible limits we're running up against, but also speak optimistically about the political awakening we've seen this year around the world.

20:04 minutes (13.79 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Dec. 5th

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Mon, 12/05/2011

 

Joe Clement hosts today's old Mole and we hear:

 

59:07 minutes (40.59 MB)
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