Voices from the Edge on 02/03/11

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Thu, 02/03/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Historic agreement or hollow victory? The city's $5 million contract with the Portland Police Bureau
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Historic agreement or hollow victory? The city's $5 million contract with the Portland Police Bureau

Portland City Council ratified a three-year, $5 million contract with the Portland Policy Association this week.

Positively Revolting on 01-28-11 Single Payer Health Care w/ Guest Dr. Paul Gorman

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Fri, 01/28/2011

Single Payer Health Care in -- The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act

Isn't it time we acknowledge health care as a right?  What could possibly make it alright for there to be a profit motive in health care?  Why should we endlessly capitulate to the private insurance industry?  Why do people go without essential preventative care, while the executives take home millions of dollars? And why have we put up with this for so long?

35:07 minutes (32.16 MB)

Voices from the Edge 01/27/11 Journalist Reese Erlich

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Thu, 01/27/2011

Veteran journalist Reese Erlich discussed his experience by actually talking (imagine!) to some of the people vilified by our government as terrorists.  His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire.

34:01 minutes (31.15 MB)

Scott Cannon and Son

Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 01/03/2011

Scott Cannon and his son Mathias came to our show today to share their stories after Scott spent almost 11 years in lockdown for a crime he did not commit.

29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

A Profound and Jarring Disconnect

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Mon, 01/24/2011

Tom reads Dave Lindorff's "A Profound and Jarring Disconnect." This article documents the disconnect between what the American people want in terms of spending-cuts, program priorities and tax increases and what the Obama administration continues to do, in their name and otherwise.

5:52 minutes (2.68 MB)

Dinner at Ruth's House

Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 01/24/2011

Dinner with Ruth, a fundraiser for Street Roots, included some special guests who shared stories about prison issues. We presented excerpts of these conversations on tonight’s show. Guests at the dinner included Jeremiah Stromberg, Margaret Puckette, and Gretchen Vala.

If you want to hear us discuss certain issues or events, visit our website or email us your ideas or feedback at: prisonpipeline@gmail.com. And you can follow us on Twitter: prisonpipeline.

Congratulations to Potluck in the Park who were recently named for $50,000 grant from
Walmart. More about this was on the 5:00 KBOO evening news tonight (1/24)
You can search the Street Roots website – www.streetroots.com

26:59 minutes (24.71 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01-20-11 Guest Jim Middaugh from Metro

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Thu, 01/20/2011

53:04 minutes (48.59 MB)

Adam Carpinelli from the Oregon Jericho Movement

Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 01/17/2011

Our show on MLK day was about Political Prisoners. We’re sure Dr. King would be speaking out against Political Prisoners if he were with us today. Our guest was Adam Carpinelli, from Oregon Jericho which is the local chapter of The Jericho Movement. For more about Jericho, www.thejerichomovement.com

30:08 minutes (27.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge: 01-13-11 Joint Terrorism Task Force

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Thu, 01/13/2011

Should the city of Portland re-join the Joint Terrorism Task Force?

Listeners called in and shared their views.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

54:45 minutes (50.14 MB)
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