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Physicians Known as "Mad as Hell Doctors" Launch 20 City Tour

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

A group of physicians dubbed the ‘Mad As Hell Doctors’ launched their 20-city tour of the United States today in Portland.  They’re advocating for single-payer health insurance and they plan to hold events around the country, culminating with a rally in Washington DC on October first.  The ‘Mad as Hell Doctors’ support the bill HR 676, which would provide a healthcare system of ‘medicare for all’.
KBOO Reporter David Rosenfeld was at their send-off rally this morning in downtown Portland, and filed this report.

 

4:17 minutes (3.92 MB)

Update of Cleanup of Washington State’s Nuclear Dumping Ground

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide.
Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:

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Climate Legislation Bill Goes to Senate

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/07/2009

In June, the House of Representatives passed a major piece of Climate Legislation. A version of that bill was recently introduced to the Senate, here with some details is Kboo reporter, Lindsay Caron.

2:13 minutes (11.17 MB)

Obama exempts Israel from tariffs on dairy products

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

In a little-publicized move, President Barack Obama has signed an executive decree that exempts the state of Israel from tariffs on dairy products.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:

4:52 minutes (4.45 MB)

Siren Nation's queer talent

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.

54:12 minutes (24.81 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Is it time to go fire your bank?

At a time when corporations are handing pink slips to innocent individuals, some Portlanders think its time to hand pink slips to the institutions that are culpable. Go Fire Your Bank was created by concerned citizens who believe in local, socially-responsible economies.

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

program date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

A Rousing Discussion on our Environment and Global Warming

program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today, Joe and Abe had more than one topic to bring to the table, but once they got started on Global Warming and the Environment, the calls came streaming in.

 A caller recommended The Alliance for Democracy as good reading.

55:02 minutes (25.2 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/27/09

Air date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe discuss President Obama's inexplicable reluctance to abandon Bush-era detention and surv

 

Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America.

27:08 minutes (24.85 MB)
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