Legislation

Radiozine on 08/19/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Dr.Vern Saboe on Oregon's Transformation Team and Health Care Delivery

Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe.

Vern Saboe is a chiropractor in Albany, Oregon, and he was one of 44 members of the Oregon Transformation Team that developed the framework for a reorganization of Oregon's Medicaid --- and he was the only complementary care practitioner on the team so he spoke for naturopaths and other practices as well as for chiropractors. Additional to his practice, he is the legislative lobbyist for Oregon's chiropractic association, and in these two conversations he talks about all of these activities and about what  preventive medicine offers in opposition to first-line treatment with drugs.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/16/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Here's an idea, Mr. President: try governing the way you campaigned. Or just try governing, period.

What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?

Voices from the Edge 07-28-11 US DOJ investigation into police practices and policies

program date: 
Thu, 07/28/2011

How seriously will the Feds look at police practices?

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is beginning an investigation into the policies and practices of the Portland Police Bureau to determine whether officers routinely use excessive force to violate Portlanders' civil rights. Community leaders who have been calling for such an investigation were finally joined in their request by Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the January 2010 police killing of Aaron Campbell. While the DOJ determined no federal law had been violated in the Campbell case, the agency did feel a review of bureau policies and practices are needed.

53:21 minutes (48.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/02/11

Air date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Farewell, American democracy. We hardly knew ye. Abe dicusses the latest in the debt ceiling debacle

The triumph of the ruling class is at hand. With a vote in Washington looming, the America in which we have all grown up is primed for sacrifice on the altar of tax cuts and deficit reduction. Congressional Republicans threatened to blow up the global economy unless they got exactly what they wanted -- and the president gave it to them. Our political system is wholly, finally, broken.

Well Read Red: structural adjustments come to the USA

program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Frann takes on the idea that the United States is broke, reminds us of the ramification of the kind of spending-cuts being demanded in Washington, and the sort of demands we should be making for the massive wealth held by the ruling class. She suggests that resistance to austerity, precisely to be realistic, must arise from outside the channels of power currently demanding austerity in the first place. "People power, from Greece to Spain to Egypt to Tunisia, is anything but a utopian phrase - it is the watchword of those on the front-line in the struggle against austerity." She also reminds us that "austerity" isn't new - before it used to be called structural adjustments.

9:14 minutes (8.46 MB)

Marty Hart Landsberg on the "debt problem"

program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Dr. Hart-Landsberg straight-forwardly explains the stakes of the federal government defaulting, the history of dealing with the debt-ceiling and how the whole issue is being used to further an ideological agenda that, he says, has been destructive of interests of the majority. That agenda shows up in things both the Democrats and Republicans agree on about the public debt: there's a debt crisis that must be gotten under control; the driver of the debt are social programs (not wars, Bush tax-cuts or economic crisis); less government in the economy is better. Bill brings this question of economy back to the environment and they discuss stimulus solutions that go beyond the logic of "government as spender of last resort".

20:28 minutes (18.73 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/01/11

Air date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
debt ceiling, economic democracy, austerity and music of the IWW

 

On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick and Marty Hart Landsberg talk about the debt-ceiling and how it will affect working people.
  • Joe and Josh Eidelson talk about economic democracy
  • Frann Michel talks about austerity measures and Dennis Kucinich offers his own plan to avoid them and get out of debt.
  • Music of the Industrial Workers of the World

The Equality Deficit Versus the Fiscal Deficit - Medicare Under Attack

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

People Rallying for Medicare's Birthday Discuss What's At Stake as D.C. Debates the Debt Ceiling

13:23 minutes (12.25 MB)
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