Politics

Voices from the Edge on 10/13/11

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Thu, 10/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pursuing Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High Finance Carnivores: A conversation with Greg Palast

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast blew the lid off voter fraud in 2000 and 2004 that threw the presidential elections into doubt. Greg has picked up the money trail again, following it to a corrupt link between Big Oil and High Finance that has produced record corporate profits whilecreating environmental disasters like the recent Gulf oil spill. This new story, captured in his latest book, Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores, reads like a pulp thriller as the Palast investigative team travels from Baku to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of this story.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 10/03/11

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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Occupy Portland, Union civil war, mental health reform, death row music

Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

Democracy Movement comes to U.S.

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Presswatch
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Thu, 09/15/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." New tar balls in Gulf. BP now "the boss" there.  Media under-reports severity of Fukushima--nuclear disaster is ongoing. We need to take measures to take care of ourselves. U.S. records highest poverty rate ever.   Made possible by the rich paying off our politicians. Depression is permananent unless we overthrow billionaire rule. BUT democracy is breaking out, all over!

24:53 minutes (11.39 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 09-29-11 The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

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Thu, 09/29/2011

The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

Good wages, benefits and a better life for your children were what most Americans expected in return for their hard day's work. But these pieces of the American dream are fast disappearing as living wage jobs disappear, hard-won benefits are lost and earnings remain flat. When Oregon's middle class starts to unravel, what happens to the rest of the economy?

56:40 minutes (51.88 MB)

The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--And Spawned a Global Crisis


Who killed the economy? A page-turning, true-crime expose of the subprime salesmen and Wall Street alchemists who produced the biggest financial scandal in American history. It's hard to have a guilty conscience if you don't have a conscience. "Anything that benefited production - that benefited me and benefited my wallet - I'd do it." The sales force at Ameriquest Mortgage took this philosophy to heart.

They watched the Hollywood white-collar-crime flick Boiler Room as a training tape, studying how to pitch overpriced deals to unsuspecting home owners. They learned how to forge signatures on mortgage paperwork and create fake documents in cut-and-paste operations they dubbed The Lab or The Art Department.

Thu, 09/15/2011

Fight the Empire on 09/29/11

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Interview with financial reporter Michael Hudson about corruption in banking and mortgage industry

Host Per Fagereng interviews Michael Hudson, Staff Writer at iWatch News about the legacy of corruption that still plagues Bank of America and a pattern of fraud at Countrywide Financial Corp., once the nation’s largest mortgage lender.

Radiozine on 09/30/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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A Culture of Cruelty

Carlos Chavez hosts the RadioZine for an interview with Special Projects Coordinator at Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, Aeryca Steinbauer. We discuss CAUSA's upcoming Equity Assembly, which will take place on October the 5th at Rigler School in Portland - 5401 NE Prescott St. Portland, OR. This event is part of a campaign to speak to local leaders and raise awareness about issues important to the Latino Community.

More details at CAUSA Equity Assembly

Voices from the Edge on 09/29/11

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The fraying of Oregon's middle class

 The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

Good wages, benefits and a better life for your children were what most Americans expected in return for their hard day's work. But these pieces of the American dream are fast disappearing as living wage jobs disappear, hard-won benefits are lost and earnings remain flat. When Oregon's middle class starts to unravel, what happens to the rest of the economy?

labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

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Tue, 09/27/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?

56:35 minutes (25.9 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 09/27/11

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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look at the labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?

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