Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which features anti-nuke activist Harvey Wasserman, a movie about Palestinian immigrants, a dark vision of our civilization's decline, and a discussion of why our current economic system cares little about creating jobs.
There are many ways government could create jobs, and yet with almost 16% real unemployment, very little is being done. Clayton Morgareidge draws on an insightful article from 70 years ago by Michal Kalecki, recently republished in the Monthly Review, to explain why.
Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.
Denise Morris hosts this show featuring a review of the Matt Damon movie (based on a Philip K. Dick story) The Adjustment Bureau; a discussion of the ideological ambiguities thrown up by the struggle for the recognition of domestic violence; some questions and about the meaning and value of The American Dream; and an analysis of the possibilities and limits of the democratic movements going on in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss organizing efforts in Wisconsin and other states where masses of people have turned out in opposition to drastic budgit cuts. What has to happen if this energy is to lead to a real challenge to the power of the moneyed elites? Norm Diamond is a labor historian with many years of experience as an activist on labor issues. He was the President of the Northwest Labor College, and co-author of The Power In Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States.
Will 2011 be remembered the beginning of a great uprising, or labor's last gasp? Governors in Wisconsin and across the country are pushing draconian measures to cut public services and the power of working people, but union workers and their allies are mobilizing resistance on a scale not seen for decades in this country.
We speak with Adam Sanchez, member of Portland Association of Teachers and ILWU Local 5, who recently traveled to Madison to join protesters occupying the Capitol.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
The next KBOO Board meeting will be on December 16th at 6 pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave.
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.