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Single Payer Advocates Pressure Wyden

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/23/2009

Close to 100 people rallied for single payer healthcare today on the steps of the Federal Building in downtown Portland to deliver Sen. Ron Wyden a message: They want change, not compromise. KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld filed this report.

2:41 minutes (2.46 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/25/09

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On Flashpoints, remembering the life of human rights leader and liberation theologist, Father Jean Juste, and Helen Caldicott speaks about the nuclear threat.

Revolutionary Haitian priest Father Jean-Juste died on May 27th at the age of 62. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. He constantly challenged both the powers of Haiti and the US to stop killing, starving and imprisoning the poor. He slept on the floor of his church, St. Claire, which provided meals to thousands of starving children and adults every week. Father Gerry will be missed but not forgotten by the Haitian people, and by all who embrace true democracy and justice throughout the world.

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 22, 2009

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Sun, 06/21/2009

 Hosted by Frann Michel, and featuring several versions of our theme song "I wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," this program discusses how our broken economy needs to be fixed if it is to work for all of us; the recent Supreme Court refusal to grant convicted inmates the right to review in the light of DNA evidence; the new documentary film about the food we eat, Food, Inc., and a commentary about the crisis over the election in Iran.  

To hear the program in full, use the play button above.  To hear separate pieces, follow their links below:

54:30 minutes (31.19 MB)

Move Moles: "Food, Inc."

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Sun, 06/21/2009
11:07 minutes (6.36 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/24/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 06/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Our planet and its people are in peril. Diminishing fresh water supplies, destruction of forests, polluted air, species extinction at an unparalleled rate, and a toxic petrochemical environment are all clear signals that things are going seriously haywire. And climate change, the impacts of which are already evidenced at an accelerating pace, threatens environmental devastation on an almost incomprehensible scale. Rising sea levels will overwhelm island states, low lying countries such as Bangladesh, and many of the coastal areas where the world's population is concentrated. Climate change will bring more disease outbreaks, including new diseases and variants of existing ones for which there is no treatment.

Radiozine on 06/24/09

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Radiozine
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Wed, 06/24/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Lyn Moelich interviews Gary Reis and Emetchi, process oriented psychologists about their upcoming training entitled "The Alchemy of Trauma".

A look at local progressive capitalists: Noble Rot and Sol Pops

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Mon, 06/22/2009

 A look at progressive capitalists
 Hosted by Abe Proctor

57:32 minutes (26.34 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/23/09

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Tue, 06/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at progressive capitalists

A group of progressive Portland capitalists sit down with Abe to discuss ups and downs of simultaneously doing business and doing honor to the values of sustainability and local sourcing. Joining Abe in studio is Leather Storrs, chef and owner of Noble Rot; and Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon, and Danielle Koppel, owners of Sol Pops, makers of outrageously flavored local and organic popsicles.

If You Love This Planet on 06/22/09

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Mon, 06/22/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Dr. Bryan Brooks, Associate Professor of Enviornmental Science at Baylor University in Texas. He has given over 60 invited presentations and lectures in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Portugal and Australia on water quality dynamics of rapidly urbanizing regions.

Dr Brooks is particularly interested in contaminants like pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine active substances, and the way in which these chemicals - as well as the excretion of medical drugs - affect the ecosystem and marine environment in which they end up.

Tobacco control bill

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Senate has passed A bill that allows the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco, including new dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy. It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U-S Surgeon General said smoking causes lung cancer more than 40 years ago.

The U.S. House of Representatives took one more look at legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over cigarettes and other tobacco products from ingredients to labeling and marketing. KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio has more.
 

1:48 minutes (1.66 MB)
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