This week's "Rant" edition topics included Commissioner Fish's response to the housing audit, the attempt by the legislature to make it easier to conceal campaign contributions and money spent on the Columbia River Crossing and more. Listeners joined the conversation with their rants.
Foreclosure filings are soaring and lawmakers are balking. Voices from the Edge hosts JoAnne & Dave talk with Economic Fairness Oregon's Angela Martin about what needs to happen to protect Oregonians from the foreclosure tsunami.
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.
The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USAPATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.
It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.
Dr. Garrett Adams testifies to the impact that Medicare made on the populations it served when it was first implemented in the 1960s, and makes a case against medical privatization and for expanding Medicare for all. Rather than an essential feature of public management, it's suggested that private interests seeking to profit off the delivery of medical care are what create obscene bureacracy and high costs.
Today show, hosted by Joe Clement, features discussions about the war on drugs, medicare for all, a tribute to Helen Keller, a commentary on animal resistance and a piece imploring that the Obama administration denounce its commitment to carbon fuels.