Economic imperialism

Voices from the Edge on 06/03/2010

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Thu, 06/03/2010

Jo Ann & Dave discuss police accountability, and the U.S. Supreme Court's June 1 decision regarding Miranda rights.  Open lines.

About the program…
Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

About the hosts…

52:00 minutes (47.62 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/27/2010

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Thu, 05/27/2010

Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley

The Tea Party has captured the imagination of America's media industry if not the American people, lending it clout that far surpasses its numbers. Tea Party pressure has sent nervous Republican incumbents like Senator John McCain even more to the right. The Tea Party, however, remains a movement remains at heart a movement of negation: no taxes, no immigrants, no federal government. With their "Don't Tread on Me" flags and Obama-Hitler anologies, Tea Party activists have helped accelerate the decline of civil political discourse.

52:45 minutes (48.29 MB)

PressWatch: "Top Kill:" an effort to retain profits for BP?

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Presswatch
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Wed, 05/26/2010
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know."  U.S. experiencing record budget deficits, pressures to increase on middle class?  And consider this: the reason that BP is trying 'containment' or 'top kill' is that they want to be able to profit from the thousands of feet of hole that they've already produced.  They know it has oil--we all do, now--so they want to "contain" it or plug it at the top ("top kill"), and that way they can save lots of money and still profit from the new "relief well."  The new well will use imaging seismic technology and directed slant drilling to access the (considerable) remainder of the old hole.
27:42 minutes (12.68 MB)

Michael Dawson: Carmageddon? Or a rational public discourse?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/26/2010

Even as oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico from a  deep water drilling accident, new drilling is being planned off Alaska's arctic coast this July. But neither ecological disasters, oil wars, nor tens of thousands of annual auto fatalities  have so far dampened our enthusiasm for the car.   Sociologist and author Michael Dawson explores the how this enthusiasm is rooted in a capitalist business model that's "intractably addicted to selling us cars in crazy-huge numbers, forever, no matter the ecological and social consequences," thus "the homicidal perpetuation of cars-first transportation." Speaking with host Stephanie Potter, Dawson discusses the need to take a clear-eyed look at the addiction to the U.S.

27:25 minutes (12.55 MB)

Press**Watch: War gusher!

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Presswatch
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Thu, 05/20/2010

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know:"  There's trouble in the pipeline.  New analysis of the BP gusher video shows that the Gulf of Mexico is being poisoned at the rate of four million gallons of sludge per day, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the crap will be circulating around Florida.  Meanwhile the Afghan War and the occupation of Iraq are going south fast, and the patches on the economy that supposedly stopped the progress of the new Great Depression are pulling apart.  To Washington planners, this can only mean one thing:  it's time to start a new war.  The War on Terror isn't doing the job of distracting people well enough, because

26:34 minutes (12.17 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/27/10

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Thu, 05/27/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley
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Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/07/10

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Mon, 06/07/2010 - 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Stop the Oil – Save the Gulf!

KBOO HAIR RAISING ‘STOP THE OIL, SAVE THE GULF’ SPECIAL 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our hair raising special on Monday June 7th, from 8 am to 7 pm!  A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with today’s program, with an extra special thank you to Jacob Anderson-Minshall for his hard work and dedication to making today’s program a reality.

Pictures from the day's event

Audio from the all-day on-air special program

And thanks to all of the hair stylists who volunteered their time to cut hair – Lisa Butti, formerly of Salon Bucci, Lyn Moelich, Heather and Tab from the Tribe Hair Salon, Brett from Beige Blond, and all the stylists from Bishops Barbershop who participated in today’s event. We had over eighty people get their hair cut in our backroom barber shop, and collected over 50 pounds of hair. This hair will be sent to the Meg Perry Center for Environmental Peace and Justice in New Orleans, where it will be turned into hair rugs to help soak up the oil.  Check the KBOO website in the next few days for recordings of today's programs.

Voices from the Edge on 5/20/10

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Thu, 05/20/2010

Oregon Primary Election 2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

54:26 minutes (49.83 MB)

Recovery Zone on 05/26/10

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Michael Dawson on hazards of and alternatives to cars-first policy

Even as oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico from a  deep water drilling accident, new drilling is being planned off Alaska's arctic coast this July. But neither ecological disasters, oil wars, nor tens of thousands of annual auto fatalities  have so far dampened our enthusiasm for the car.

Voices from the Edge on 5/13/10

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Thu, 05/13/2010
Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
 
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.
40:34 minutes (37.14 MB)
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