Politics

What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

program date: 
Tue, 12/21/2010

 What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

56:48 minutes (26 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/21/10

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Tue, 12/21/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

Is piercing the veil of government secrecy a good thing? Is WikiLeaks endangering national security, or providing a public service? Is an independent Web-based entity fulfilling the role that the American press has largely abdicated? With Joe on vacation, Abe looks at the fallout.

 

Net Neutrality and the FCC

program date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010

 Jenka Soderberg hosts a discussion of Net Neutrality as the FCC prepares to vote on a set of rules that will give the federal government the power to regulate news and information content online.

27:14 minutes (24.94 MB)

Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project on Whistleblowing

program date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.

28:08 minutes (25.77 MB)

Radiozine on 12/20/10

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.

Healthwatch is off this month.

Instead host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project. Mr. Devine has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making a difference, such as shuttering accident-prone nuclear power plants, checkmating repeated industry ploys to deregulate government meat inspection, and blocking the next generation of the bloated and porous “Star Wars” missile defense systems. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, including "Courage Without Martyrdom" and "The Whistleblower’s Survival Guide", law review articles, and newspaper op-eds, and is a frequent expert commentator on television and radio talk shows.

Voices from the Edge 12-16-10 Police & Politics

program date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010

Open Lines:  Callers share what's on their minds about Portland Police and politics.

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.



Hosts:  Jo Ann Bowman, Dave Mazza
Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

54:24 minutes (49.82 MB)

Black Farmers Settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Interview with the Curious Cook Harold McGee

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Food Show
program date: 
Sun, 12/19/2010

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. So we began the show with an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

53:29 minutes (48.96 MB)

Alternative Radio on 12/21/10

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/21/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Pervez Hoodbhoy – The War Within Pakistan (lecture)

 Pervez Hoodbhoy – The War Within Pakistan (lecture)

Political Perspectives on 12/22/10

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Wed, 12/22/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Swanson on "War Is a Lie"

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews David Swanson about his new book War Is A Lie, in which he exposes the reality of why the U.S. is constantly at war. He addresses the web of lies, the taboo subjects, the false claims, and the mythic messages and lays waste to them. Your phone calls are welcome.

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