Legislation

Voices from the Edge: The Portland Police Association

program date: 
Thu, 12/03/2009

Jo Ann and Dave talked about the recent demonstration by the Portland Police Association, in which the association expressed a vote of no confidence in Chief Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the latter's decision to suspend Officer Chris Humphreys for excessive use of force against a 12-year-old girl.

55:42 minutes (44.62 MB)

Shalom Portland 12/04/09 - Religious Freedom, Seperation of Church and State, and J Street Conf.

program date: 
Fri, 12/04/2009

The Ban Prohibiting Public School Teachers from Wearing Religious Dress:

A Denial of Religious Freedom or Preservation of the Separation of Church and State?

ACLU attorney Charles F. Hinkle and Willamette University law professor Steven K. Green

54:58 minutes (50.33 MB)

Vietnam Redux: The Perpetual State of War in These Here United States

program date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the War in Afghanistan.

Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the War in Afghanistan.  Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/01/09

Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the war in Afgha

Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan. Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.

Shalom Portland on 12/04/09

Air date: 
Fri, 12/04/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Shalom Portland program 3 - J Street and Religious Freedom

An interview with

Joel Glick and Yehuda Winter, from Brit Tzedek and J Street.

J Street is the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace lobby newly established in Washington DC.  The first ever J Street conference was held this fall, we'll talk about the goals of J Street, the conference itself, meetings with Oregon Senators and Representatives, and opportunities for dialogue re Israel within the local Jewish community.

 

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Sad State of the Health Care Debacle

program date: 
Tue, 11/24/2009

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris 

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate.  Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

54:56 minutes (25.15 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/24/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate. Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

With President Obama and the Congressional Democrats committed to passing some sort of health care bill -- regardless of whether it's worth a damn -- this is shaping up to be another in a long line of wasted opportunities. Once again, the guys with the gold are making the rules.

The Yes Men Fix The World

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/19/09

program date: 
Thu, 11/19/2009

Building new community journalism

Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting. How can our democratic institutions thrive if our citizens can't found out what is happening in their community.

55:43 minutes (51.02 MB)
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