Politics

Fight the Empire on 04/01/10

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 04/01/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Dr. William Pepper on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Per Fagereng interviews Dr. William Pepper about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pepper is the author of "An Act of State," a compelling and authoritative account of how King’s challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.

William Pepper was a young journalist, just back from Vietnam, when he first met Martin Luther King Jr. His photographs and first-hand accounts of the war prompted King’s unflinching opposition to the war. His investigations of King’s assassination included extensive interviews with James Earl Ray. Pepper is an English barrister who convenes a seminar on International Human Rights at Oxford University and maintains practices in the US and the UK. He is the author of three other books and numerous articles.

Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com takes a closer look at the Tea Party.

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Tue, 03/30/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

For a few generations now, White Guys in America have been hearing footsteps -- female and nonwhite footsteps advancing relentlessly on the White Guys' exclusive clubhouse. This sense of creeping white unease has manifested itself in various ways over the years -- Nixon-era "states' rights," Reagan's crusade against "welfare moms," anti-immigrationism, and on and on -- and been skillfully exploited by leaders on the religious and political right.

57:11 minutes (26.18 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/30/10

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Tue, 03/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at the Tea Party.

For a few generations now, White Guys in America have been hearing footsteps -- female and nonwhite footsteps advancing relentlessly on the White Guys' exclusive clubhouse. This sense of creeping white unease has manifested itself in various ways over the years -- Nixon-era "states' rights," Reagan's crusade against "welfare moms," anti-immigrationism, and on and on -- and been skillfully exploited by leaders on the religious and political right.

Recent events, though, have thrown the White Guys into a full-blown, potentially violent panic. It began when Barack Obama's election appeared imminent, and reached a head with the passage of health care reform legislation. And this panic has a name -- the Tea Party.

 So what's it really about? And what if they took over? Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at what's eating at the Tea Partiers, and postulate on what the world would be like were the Tea Party to gain ascendancy.

Voices from the Edge on 3-25-2010

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Thu, 03/25/2010

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process.

49:57 minutes (45.73 MB)

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: "Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy"

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Wed, 03/24/2010

 Host Stefan Kampf interviews Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz about his recent book, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, an account of the financial meltdown that criticizes the Obama Administration for 'muddling through' rather than pushing aggressively for change. Stiglitz is a University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia.

 
27:50 minutes (12.74 MB)

PDX Bike Ride 3/27 for Iraqi Refugees; and their fate in Iraq, the Middle East and the U.S.

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Wed, 03/24/2010
Host Tim Calvert interviews Zahra Alkabi, Director of Save Refugees about the Bike Ride for Iraq, a Benefit for Iraq Refugees and Protest Against the Iraqi People. They will also discuss the fate of Iraqi refugees in Iraq, the Middle East and the United States.
The Bike RIde for Iraq is Saturday, March 27th.
11am-2pm Gather at the foot of SE Salmon by the Vera Katz Statue
1:30pm-2pm Decorate BIkes with Iraqi Flags and signs
2pm-3pm-Ride South on the Springwater Corridor
3pm-"The Riders for Iraq" and others gather at the Sellwood Community Center, 1436 SE Spokane for information, fundraising and potluck.

Sponsored by Saverefugees.org and the Portland Iraq Solidarity Committee. 

26:49 minutes (12.28 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 03/25/10

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Thu, 03/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Should we continue voter-owned elections? An interview with Common Cause's Janice Thompson

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process. 

Radiozine on 03/24/10

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Radiozine
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Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water on privatization of water & challenging EPA LT2 rule

For over 100 years Portlanders have safely been drinking water from the Bull Run reservoir where it is treated organically and naturally, but in applying a "one-size fits all" rule the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that the City cover its reservoirs and build filtration plants. The average Portland water bill could double in the next five years if the city complies.  Host Stephanie Potter will talk with Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water about how this issue relates to the trend of corporate influences toward privatization of water, and how Citizens for Portland Water is attempting to challenge the EPA ruling. 

 

 

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed. What's THAT mean?

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Tue, 03/23/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.

But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

A Deeper Look on 03/25/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 03/25/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Mac McClellan interview: Burma's Hidden Genocide

Burma's Hidden Genocide,

Mac Mc Clelland, Human Rights reporter for Mother Jones Magazine, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about her new book For Us Surrender is Out Of The Question: A story from Burma's never-ending war. She brings us the story of the forgotten war in Burma and of the courageous young refugees she stayed with in Thailand. They risk their lives to document the horrors taking place in their home across the border.

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