Legislation

Ballot Initiatives from A to Z: Get Out and VOTE, Dammit!!!

program date: 
Tue, 10/26/2010
Vote, dammit! Abe and Joe run down the ballot initatives for the Nov. 2 election.

 Got ballot measures? Oh, yes you do. Abe and Joe parse the initiatives up for a yea or nay vote in the November 2 election in Portland. Also, FOX News stinks.

 
57:49 minutes (26.47 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/26/10

Air date: 
Tue, 10/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vote, dammit! Abe and Joe run down the ballot initatives for the Nov. 2 election.

 Got ballot measures? Oh, yes you do. Abe and Joe parse the initiatives up for a yea or nay vote in the November 2 election in Portland. Also, FOX News stinks.

 

Talk Radio on 10/22/10

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Fri, 10/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street

Per Fagereng hosts. The guest is veteran journalist Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig. They will discuss Scheer’s latest book, “The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street” (Nation Books), which was released on September 7, 2010.

Well Read Red: Mortgage Morass

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Mon, 10/18/2010

 Tom Becker reads from Paul Krugman's October 14th Op-Ed in the New York Times, "The Mortgage Morass," which reflects on a wave of potentially illegal home-seizures and how this takes us back to "the days when noblemen felt free to take whatever they wanted, knowing that peasants had no standing in the courts." 

5:24 minutes (2.47 MB)

Voter-Owned Elections

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program date: 
Mon, 10/18/2010

 Bill Resnick talks with Janice Thompson of Common Cause about publicly-financed politics and voter-owned elections, and specifically how Portland Ballot 26-108 ensures them.

6:46 minutes (3.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour October 18th

program date: 
Mon, 10/18/2010

 

Today's Old Mole - hosted by Tom Becker - features conversations about alternative electoral systems emerging in the US; the relationship between domestic violence and economic hardship; voter-owned elections; and horror stories of defrauded home-owners.

Below are links to the individual segments.

1. Bil Resnick speaks with Rob Ritchie of FairVote.

2. Bill speaks again with Janice Thompson about a Portland ballot measure aimed to keep voter-owned elections. 

37:21 minutes (17.1 MB)

Updates on Mumia and November elections

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 10/18/2010

We heard from Shawn Carnahan, who provided updates on Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Erika Spaet who shared the position Partnership, Safety and Justice has taken on some of the the November election issues.

If you appreciate Prison Pipeline and the other fine programs presented on KBOO, call in your pledge or click on the tip jar on the right hand corner of this website to help support this station.
 

27:27 minutes (25.13 MB)

Positively Revolting on 10/08/10 - David C. Korten

program date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010

Positively Revolting guest author David C. Korten discusses  moving on from this economy that is broken, to a new economics based on the real wealth of strong communities, shared prosperity, a healthy environment, and citizen democracy.

 

33:39 minutes (30.81 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10-14-2010

program date: 
Thu, 10/14/2010

Jo Ann and Dave look at the ballot measure scramble for bucks for everything from fire response equipment and historical societies to better transit for elders and more jail space for sex offenders.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


32:48 minutes (30.03 MB)

The Underground History of American Education

 

  Prologue

The shocking possibility that dumb people don’t exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you. Yet that is my central proposition: the mass dumbness which justifies official schooling first had to be dreamed of; it isn’t real.

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