Legislation

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/07/12

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Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look back on a good couple of weeks for women. Also -- pledge drive!

 It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofits must cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.

Bill Bigelow on banning Rethinking Columbus and critical pedagogy in Arizona

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Bill Resnick talks with writer and Portland-area teacher, Bill Bigelow, about how his book "Rethinking Columbus" was removed from Tuscon-area schools because it violates Arizona Law concerning teaching ethnic studies in Public Schools.

13:46 minutes (9.45 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 6th

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

 

Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which because of membership drive breaks shows up as being about30% shorter than normal. We hear about the crack-down on ethnic studies in Arizona, about what's going on in Jobs with Justice, and a review of The Intuitionist. In the middle of the show, we heard Pete Seeger's rendition of Ralph Chaplin's "Commonwealth of Toil" from the Wobbly Little Red Songbook.

 

38:46 minutes (26.62 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02-02-12 The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

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program date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012

The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

At last month's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, austerity was repeated like a mantra by bankers, economists and politicians. The idea that governments, like families, must cut back when income declines is so entrenched in the public discourse that few in public office or the media are willing to challenge it. Yet the austerity mantra ignores the basic economic principle that "spending equals income and income equals spending." Cutting spending means income will fall, yet in this election year, our leaders continue to push for firing teachers, firefighters, government clerks and others without heeding the consequences on our economy.

43:07 minutes (39.48 MB)

What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

program date: 
Wed, 02/01/2012

 Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

54:47 minutes (50.17 MB)

Talk Radio on 02/01/12

Air date: 
Wed, 02/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

If the current GOP presidential primary campaign is remembered for nothing else, it will be known for the meteoric rise of the "anti-contraception conservatives."

• Rick Santorum thinks states should have the power to ban family planning.

• Mitt Romney wants to eliminate funding for Title X, which helps to provides low-income women with access to family planning and reproductive health services.

• Rick Perry proudly trumpeted the fact that Texas had slashed state support for family planning clinics by two-thirds.

The slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

program date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012

  Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

55:58 minutes (51.25 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/02/12

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Air date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

At last month's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, austerity was repeated like a mantra by bankers, economists and politicians. The idea that governments, like families, must cut back when income declines is so entrenched in the public discourse that few in public office or the media are willing to challenge it. Yet the austerity mantra ignores the basic economic principle that "spending equals income and income equals spending." Cutting spending means income will fall, yet in this election year, our leaders continue to push for firing teachers, firefighters, government clerks and others without heeding the consequences on our economy.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/31/12

Air date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe discuss the slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

 Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

War Dollars Home Resolution Succeeds at Portland City Council Level

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Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 01/27/2012

A coalition of local peace groups has proposed a resolution to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to “Bring the War Dollars Home”.


The group recently succeeded in passing a resolution at the Portland City Council, and say they hope the Countywide effort will make an impact both locally and at the federal level.
Campaign Organizer's, Maxine Fookson and Curt Bell speak more on the subject.

Additional information on the national effort can be found on pprc-news.org/.

 

2:08 minutes (1.95 MB)
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