Legislation

Physicians for a National Health Care Program and Single Payer Options

program date: 
Mon, 04/13/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris speak with Dr. Michael C. Huntington of Physicians for a National Health Program about single payer options. Dr. Huntington will be one of the speakers, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer and State Senator Dr.

57:01 minutes (26.1 MB)

Michio Kaku: Could the impossibilities of today become the realities of the future?

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Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

 Host Theresa Mitchell interviews renowned theorietical physicist Michio Kaku, cofounder of string field theory, best selling author, and national radio and TV host. Kaku explores the boundaries of the real world by asking, "Could the impossibilities of today become the realities of the future?"

27:55 minutes (25.56 MB)

How do we build an economy that's green AND fair?

From the White House to City Hall, everyone's talking about making the transition to a new green economy. But how do we make sure this new economy doesn't perpetuate the disparities of the old one? Can we make the shift without making things even worse for those already struggling with economic and environmental injustice? How can we ensure that all communities benefit from this transition?

Voices from the Edge on 04/09/09

Air date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How do we build an economy that's green AND fair?

From the White House to City Hall, everyone's talking about making the transition to a new green economy. But how do we make sure this new economy doesn't perpetuate the disparities of the old one? Can we make the shift without making things even worse for those already struggling with economic and environmental injustice? How can we ensure that all communities benefit from this transition?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Dave talks with Vien Truong, Senior Policy Associate for Green For All, a national non-profit organization working to build "an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty." Truong works with state policymakers and community leaders in creating green job policies and programs throughout the country. Also joining the conversation will be Mike Leachman, a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy and that organization's representative in the Oregon Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community organizations working for a clean energy revolution that will create high-quality green-collar jobs. Join us in the discussion about how we make Oregon's new economy green and fair.

The Second Amendment: Our Rights AND Responsibilities

program date: 
Mon, 04/06/2009

 Joe and Abe host a discussion of the Second Amendment. What are our rights and responsibilities?  The text reads as follows:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

58:26 minutes (26.75 MB)

Flirting with Disaster: Randy Leonard's Soccermania

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program date: 
Wed, 04/01/2009

City Commissioner Randy Leondard wants major league soccer in Portland. Despite a darkening economic picture, the commissioner is pushing hard to close a deal that involves using public dollars to make it happen. But some Portlanders are concerned about the use of urban renewal dollars for upgrading PGE Stadium for soccer and building a new replacement baseball stadium. Dave Mazza discusses the potential risks and pitfalls of the stadium deal as well as other risky "public-private" partnerships looming on the horizon.

58:25 minutes (46.8 MB)

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.  

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Health and Health Care Forum

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

 

"Four Health Care Advocates Talk about the Oregon State Legislature." 

 

28:11 minutes (25.81 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/17/09

Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rewarding failure -- the AIG bonus scandal

 Abe and Joe examine the curious practice of rewarding finance executives for spectacular failure. Plus, a look into the future of professional soccer in Portland.

Checking in on the Oregon Legislature

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Closing the budget gap. Reviving Oregon's economy. Saving public services. These are just some of the issues Oregon lawmakers are facing this session. How is Oregon's 2009 legislature tackling these challenges? Is change in the wind in Salem? Jo Ann and Dave take a look at some of the key issues and the legislative responses playing out inside the Capitol so far.

 Coming up on Voices from the Edge...

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