Legislation

Building on Healthcare Reform

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Mon, 03/01/2010

 Is the healthcare proposal coming from Obama and the Congress worthy of support or rejection?  Does it lay the groundwork for continuing on to real universal healthcare, or does it block the path?  Kathleen Stoll, Director of Health Policy at Families USA, lays out the real improvements coming out of DC.  A report, "At a Crossroads: Is Health Coverage Ahead for America?" is available here (PDF).

18:07 minutes (10.37 MB)

Real Socialized Medicine

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Mon, 03/01/2010

A successful government-run medical system is already up and running right here in the USA.  Tom Becker reads an op-ed by Nicholas Kristof.   

5:26 minutes (3.11 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 03/04/10

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Thu, 03/04/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Turning community outrage into real police reform: A conversation with the Albina Ministerial Allian

One month after Portland police officer Ronald Frashour fatally shot Aaron Campbell, the Portland City Council is still struggling with growing community anger over the unarmed man's death. Demonstrations, a high profile visit by Rev. Jesse Jackson - as well as an upcoming March 14 visit by national civil rights activist Rev.

Voices from the Edge on 02/25/10

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Thu, 02/25/2010

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme court took another step in the long - and many say misguided - journey to granting corporations personhood under the U.S. Constitution. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a five-member majority of the court increased the ability of corporations to use their wealth to influence our electoral process. Recent polling shows that more than 75 percent of Americans think the ruling further weakens our democratic institutions and the power of people to govern themselves.

55:59 minutes (25.63 MB)

Power to the People! How we can overcome SCOTUS reversal of Campaign Finance Reform!

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 02/24/2010

Under the guise of enforcing the free speech rights of the First Amendment,  the Supreme Court has reversed decades of campaign finance reform.  In a clearly partisan move, a majority of five justices has allowed corporations to spend unlimited cash on political advertising.  What can the 80% of Americans at odds with this decision do about it?  Jon Bartholomew of the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) outlines some of the actions that could restore power to we the people! 

31:05 minutes (14.23 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/25/10

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Thu, 02/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Corporate personhood and the campaign to legalize democracy

 

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme court took another step in the long - and many say misguided - journey to granting corporations personhood under the U.S. Constitution. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a five-member majority of the court increased the ability of corporations to use their wealth to influence our electoral process.

Second LNG Fast

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/09/2010

Late last week, Senate Bill Ten Twenty, also known as the Liquified Natural Gas Fast-Track Bill has been stopped in its tracks.
2:00 minutes (2.53 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Americans don't torture. No, they call it something else. And then they get away with it.

A deeply disappointing Department of Justice report reduces the war crimes of the Bush administration to an error of legal judgment. Sorry about the torture! Shouldn't have listened to those damn lawyers. With Joe out on vacation, Abe looks at a Bizarro World in which torturers and mass murderers enjoy lives of retired luxury in between speaking gigs and Sunday talkshow appearances. Oh wait -- it's our world.

Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

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