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USS Liberty: Survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

James Marquis Ennes, Jr., a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State and California.

56:59 minutes (52.17 MB)

Mayor Sam Adams and Portland's new Climate Action Plan

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009

While Portland may be ahead of the curve in taking on the challenge of climate change, there's still a lot of work to be done.

Portland was one of the first American cities to take climate change seriously. In 2007, Portland was the only large metro area in the U.S. that actually reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels. But that doesn't mean we can just rest on our laurels. If this region is to succeed in radically reducing our carbon footprint, there’s a lot more work to be done. This morning Portland Mayor  Sam Adams joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to unveil Portland's new Climate Action Plan.

56:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

LNG, Dr. Tiller, Sonia Sotomayor, and more!!!

program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest.  First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness.  He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional.  He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.  

Pay attention to Oregon House Bill 3058!!!  This bill will FAST-TRACK the approvals for the LNG pipelines.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Death Threat aimed at Joe Uris

program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed.  The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners.  Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.

The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.

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The Health Care Ad

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

America means freedom, and nothing says freedom more than the freedom of health care... A major health care lobby gives us reasons to be against single-payer universal health care and for the profit-driven system that we have now.

4:03 minutes (3.72 MB)

Tax Cuts Proposed

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Unemployed Oregonians could soon have a few extra dollars in their pockets.

Senate Bill 975 has been proposed to exempt the first 24 hundred dollars in unemployment benefits.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty , in conjunction with thr Oregon News Service , has more.

 
1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Community Calendar Tuesday June 2 2009

program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY June 2 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 2 2009 The Grand Opening of the Urban Farm Collective Market will be Wednesday, June 3, at 4 to 7 pm, at the Tin Shed and Garden Cafe's garden patio, located at 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. For more info, visit www.urbanfarmcollective.com, email urbanfarmcollective@gmail.com, or call Seed Garden Designs at (503) 449-8178. Everyone is welcome Tuesday June 2 (today) at the Wild Oats on NE 15th and Fremont to the Eastside democratic meeting, which happens every first Tuesday at noon. This is a progressive group that provides information and works for change. For more information contact Anna Faro at 503 282 0298. Mt. 2:57 minutes (2.7 MB)

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/28/09

Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Do we need a new civil rights unit? An interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws. His request comes as lawmakers in Salem are facing a growing budget crisis and considering major cuts in education, family services, public safety and other essential services.

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