Human rights

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/17/10

Air date: 
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

It's summer. It's hot, it's sticky, and an election looms in November. What can we expect? Nearly halfway through President Obama's first term, what is the state of the American zeitgeist? Has the president delivered on his promise of hope and change? Are the Teabaggers worth taking seriously (no, really ...)? Have we shrugged off the toxic malaise of the Bush Years? What can we expect on Election Day?

And perhaps most importantly, do Abe and Joe have anything worth saying?

Old Mole Variety Hour August 9th (incomplete)

program date: 
Mon, 08/09/2010

The theme of today's show - hosted by Bill Resnick (on the left) -  could aptly be called "South of the Border." Virtually all of the show turns its eyes to South American politics, but also the harsh realities of humanitarian aid.  It features South American rebel-music by Intli-illimani, which Bill discusses in the end. Below are links to the other portions of the show.

1. Jan Haaken and Fran Michel review Oliver Stone's new movie about the South American political landscape, "South of the Border."

2. Bill interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-author of South of the Border, about the rise and status of South American popular governments.

66:18 minutes (30.35 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/2010

program date: 
Fri, 08/13/2010

This week Mayor Adams and other officials announced support for an "iconic" ten-lane bridge across the Columbia River.

What does the community really need?

Dave and JoAnne talked with members of the Third Bridge Now project about an alternative, they say relieves traffic congestion while preserving neighborhood livability and safety.

 

About the program…

54:11 minutes (49.6 MB)

OMAR KHADR ON TRIAL AT GUANTANAMO NOW, Interview with Dennis Edney

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 08/12/2010

 

NEWS UPDATE; KHADR TRIAL DELAYED; MILITARY ATTORNEY SICK

27:09 minutes (24.86 MB)

No More Deaths!

program date: 
Mon, 08/09/2010

Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith. Sophie works with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization that tries to make sure no one dies in the deserts of the Mexican-American border, and stands by the motto: humanitarian aid is never a crime. She recounts her own experience in the Sonora Desert of Arizona, and argues from her experience that nothing less than powerful desperation is compelling people to risk their lives crossing the border.

Visit the No More Deaths website to learn more about their projects, of which desert aid is just one.

14:03 minutes (6.43 MB)

Sexuality, Gender and Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery in our Midst

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 08/10/2010

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Jacob Anderson-Minshall hosted an Out Loud panel discussing sex and human trafficking, the role gender and sexuality have in this modern day slave-trade, and how this is happening right here in Portland, Oregon.

IF YOU ARE BEING EXPLOITED CALL THE NWCAT HOTLINE AT 1-888-3737-888


A human trafficked homeless 16-year old boy was asked what agencies in Portland could do in order to help him and thousands like him get off the street, he paused and then turned to the folks at a partnered organization and said “Obliterate Stark Street.”

56:21 minutes (9.67 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/10

Air date: 
Thu, 08/12/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What bridge does the community need on the Columbia River? A conversation with the Third Bridge Proj

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What bridge does the community need on the Columbia River? A conversation with the Third Bridge Project

Gay Rights in California and Net Neutrality in America

program date: 
Tue, 08/10/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is _still_ on vacation, the Bum!)

 

Every now and then, we get one right. The 9th Circuit Court overturns California's gay marriage ban.

 

55:10 minutes (25.25 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/05/2010

program date: 
Thu, 08/05/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave looked at the good and bad news of the week. Topics discussed included: federal funds being made available to Oregon to address budget shortfalls and whether those dollars will reach the people who really are in need; the impact of the new president of the Portland Police Association; shortcomings and risks with new assistance being offered to homeowners facing foreclosure; and missed economic development opportunities in emerging technologies.

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55:23 minutes (50.7 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/10/10

Air date: 
Tue, 08/10/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Every now and then, we get one right. The 9th Circuit Court overturns California's gay marriage ban.

In a nod to outmoded notions like equality and inalienable rights, the Ninth Circuit Court overturned California's ban on gay marriage last week. As some radio hosts have observed, injustice and iniquity endure, but there has been an inexorable march in America toward a condition of more freedom, more justice, more equality. We're not fully equal yet, folks, but we just got a little more equal. Reaction from the right has been predictable.

And there's homework! Verizon and Google are on the verge of striking a deal with the FCC that would effectively end Internet neutrality. This would usher in an age where Internet providers would be able to give preferential treatment -- in the form of speed and access -- to the content of their choice, ending the grass-roots populism that has characterized the Web to date.

So call the White House comment line, 202-456-1111, and tell them to keep the Internet neutral and free. While you're at it, call Nancy Pelosi (202-225-0100) and Harry Reid (202-224-3542) and tell them the same thing. Or, sign the petition.

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