Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a

Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

Entropy and Empire

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 02/04/2010

Host Per Fagereng speaks with blogger Stoneleigh, who contributes to the website theautomaticearth.blogspot.com about entropy and empire. Kurt Liebezeit co-hosts.

28:26 minutes (26.04 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/04/10

Air date: 
Thu, 02/04/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Haiti, race and international adoption

 

 

Haiti, Race and International Adoption

The arrest of 10 American Baptists for attempting to take children out of Haiti without permission has rekindled the debate over international adoption. Many Americans believe the plight of Haitian children more than justifies removal of orphans to new homes abroad. Critics fear incorrect identification of Haitian children as orphans and the potential for human trafficking.

Supreme Stunner: Unlimited Campaign Spending Permitted for Corporate "Persons"

 An old friend of mine, Lynne Likens of Talent, Oregon, let me know that she was stunned by the recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in our elections, reversing decades of campaign finance laws and cementing the myth that corporations are "persons."

She sent me this copy of a letter she sent to our Senator, Jeff Merkley:

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/02/10

Air date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

Two events, one in the recent past and one in the near future -- the  conviction of Scott Roeder, murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and the airing of a controversial ad during this weekend's Super Bowl -- prompt Abe to take a closer look at the debate around this most contentious of issues.

Recovery Zone on 02/24/10

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 02/24/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Most of us thought big business already had too much congressional clout. Corporate banks have weakened banking reform, insurance giants have weakened health care reform, coal and oil companies use their lobbyists to delay climate crisis solutions and weaken environmental regulations.  And now, under the guise of enforcing the free speech rights of the First Amendment,  the Supreme Court has reversed decades of campaign finance reform.  In a clearly partisan move, a majority of five justices has allowed corporations to spend unlimited cash on campaigns.  What can we do about it?

Author Roberto Mangabeira Unger on "The Left Alternative"

program: 
More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/25/2010

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a leading social and political thinker. Until recently he served as Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He recently returned to teach at Harvard Law School. They discuss his new book, The Left Alternative. The book sets out the principles for a future left and searches for a progressive alternative to neoliberalism.

36:13 minutes (16.58 MB)

Fast for Haiti

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/25/2010

 

6:00 minutes (2.75 MB)

Support grassroots relief efforts in Haiti!

KBOO hosts an all-day on-air Fundraiser for Haiti on February 18th!
Click here for more info on KBOO's Fundraiser for Haiti

Click here for a list of upcoming benefits for Haiti in PortlandClick here for KBOO audio reports on the situation

Haiti relief efforts:
We have done some research, and are recommending these groups, which have a track record of working with the community on the ground in Haiti, and are either Haitian-led or take their lead from Haitian ground staff, to empower the community with solidarity, not charity.
HACAOT
Konbit pou Aiti (Working together for Haiti)

Our Soil
Honor and Respect Foundation
Partners in Health
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (Haiti Action)
Doctors without Borders

Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities.

program date: 
Wed, 01/27/2010

 Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities. Millions of people text messaged financial contributions to the American Red Cross. Where does the money go? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Suncere of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief for Haiti.

 
50:03 minutes (22.91 MB)
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