The Underground on 01/27/10

The Underground
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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Theme Tonight: The Wild

Join the KBOO Youth Collective as we talk about The Wild. We will focus on the outdoor kind of wild: untamed animals, wildfires, wildcrafting; as well as the other kinds: out of control behavior, stories of wild enthusiasm, and our ability to drive you wild.

Voices from the Edge on 12/10/09

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murder-suicides?

What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?


Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

Out Loud on 12/29/09

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Queer/Trans Year in Review

Meredith Baxter's coming out, downsizing queer media, gay marriage, hate-crime legislation?  Which was the biggest story of 2009?  On December 29th, host Jacob Anderson-Minshall presents the Queer/Trans year in review.  In a pre-produced program Jacob will talk with local and national representatives of LGBT media about the biggest queer and trans stories of 2009.  They'll also look at some of the top LGBT stories of the decade that is drawing to a close: including Oregon's own pregnant man.

Gender Blender on 12/15/09

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Tue, 12/15/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Transitioning Back, the suicide of Mike Penner and whether "transgender regret" exists.

In 2007 LA Times Sportswriter Mike Penner stunned his colleques when he came out as transgender and began living his life as Christine Daniels. The story gained international attention and turned Christine into a bit of a celebrity. But less than a year later Daniels' byline was quietly replaced by Penner's.

Dianne Riley from the Coalition for a Livable Future on Race, Class, and Urban Planning

program date: 
Wed, 12/09/2009

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion about race, class and urban planning. Her guest is Dianne Riley of the Coalition for a Livable Future, talking about recent trends toward “racial isolation” in area schools and neighborhoods. Gentrification, segregated schools, poverty – do we have the tools to fix them?

56:33 minutes (25.89 MB)

Climate Change, Copenhagen, and an (almost) World Editorial

program date: 
Tue, 12/08/2009

 As the Copenhagen talks begin, Abe and Joe talk climate change.
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


53:42 minutes (24.58 MB)

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)

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)

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)
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