Politics

Voices from the Edge: Is the party really over? Alberta Street Last Thursday.

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Thu, 08/19/2010

Is the party really over?  JoAnne and Dave discussed Alberta Street Last Thursday in NE Portland.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

54:16 minutes (49.69 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the billionaire backers of the Tea Party movement.

The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.

But what if they have friends in high places? A bombshell article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker paints a vivid portrait of two such highly-placed friends. David and Charles Koch, the patriarch sublings of Koch Industries, are philanthropists of note -- and also deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party and other conservative causes. Abe and Joe delve into the New Yorker piece and discuss the role of big money in today's discourse.

Alternative Radio on 08/31/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Howard Zinn on Three Holy Wars

Howard Zinn – Three Holy Wars (lecture)

AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.

THE PENTAGON, PETRAEUS & THE MEDIA: INTERVIEW, NORMAN SOLOMON

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 08/26/2010

The Obama administration and the U.S. Military have launched a multi-faceted propaganda offensive to sell a long- term presence in Afghanistan. Author and activist,  Norman Solomon, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the Petraeus media blitz. He'll put it in context and fill in the picture.

30:30 minutes (27.92 MB)

What's at stake in the recent Wikileaks releases?

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 08/16/2010
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Ray McGovern, who was a CIA analyst for 27 years and Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistleblower who was named one of Time Magazine's people of the year in 2002. She recently co-wrote the piece "Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers."
 

They will discuss some of the issues raised by the recent Wikileaks releases.  They ask you to join the discussion focusing on these questions, "How do we as a society address the need for accurate and timely information? Do we adapt to high tech methods to acquire authentic stories or do we rely on government sources?" 

52:18 minutes (23.94 MB)

More Talk Radio on 08/30/10

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 08/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.

 Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."

Activists confront Palestinian Home Demolitions, US policy

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 08/25/2010

This month on the Recovery Zone, the focus is on Palestine. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Alaina Melville and Joe Walsh on what is happening on the ground in both the West Bank and Gaza, how the US got involved and what's happening here in Oregon.  Alaina shares her experiences from a work camp she attended this summer  in the West Bank with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

27:27 minutes (12.57 MB)

Tri-Met: What's Good, What's Bad, What's Different Lately, and What's Needed NOW?

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Tue, 08/24/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today, we'll debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

55:19 minutes (25.33 MB)

Political Perspectives on 08/25/10

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Wed, 08/25/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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The clothesline project, Women's Equality Day, and WILPF

Host Sue Supriano interviews local activist-musicians Yvonne Simmons and Mary Rose about The Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected by violence. They also discuss Women's Equality Day and other activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/24/10

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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

Portland! Such a livable city! So easy to get around! Well, maybe not. With the discontinuation of decades of service to stops in a NW Portland neighborhood, Abe and Joe discuss whether Portland's public transportation system is making the grade.

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