Politics

Voices from the Edge on 07/16/09

Air date: 
Thu, 07/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's the future of community media? A discussion with Erik Mollberg and Phil Busse

As recent events in Iran have shown, technology has given ordinary people the power to inform neighbors down the street and strangers halfway around the world about important events regardless of government censorship or corporate media indifference. "Community media" - citizen-operated print, broadcast and digital technologies - is filling the information needs of a growing number of Americans.

Portland Central American Solidarity Committee

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009

 This morning on Guest Host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.  Live, in the studio with Shannon are Shiruko Hashimoto, Megan Hise, and Maria Damaris.

51:31 minutes (23.59 MB)

The Secret Surveillance Program, and the Health Care Bill

program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:12 minutes (26.19 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/15/09

Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Sit/Lie Unconstitutional! Cause for Celebration? Well...Not Really...

A judge has ruled the Sit/Lie unconstitutional but Police Chief Rosie Sizer released a memo stating that all the judge ruled was that Portland should just use disorderly conduct instead of Sit/Lie. That is not what the judge ruled and her vague memo creates NO meaningful distinction between the Sit/Lie and disorderly conduct. This is not how the city should react to the loss of the constitutional legitimacy of the Sit/Lie.

Hear members of the Civic Action Group at Sisters of the Road discuss the impacts of Sizer's interpretation, and how the community can get involved. 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/14/09

Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Constitutional authority over exactly nothing. Also, Jerry Flanagan returns with an update on the health care bill making its way through Congress.

The July 13 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

 

Hosted by Laurie Mercier (pictured here) and featuring music by activist folk-singer Anne Feeney, this program discusses what Obama's experience as a community organizer  might mean for him as President; the role of science in the law; Hurt Locker, the movie about defusing bombs in Iraq; and the bad job  the mainstream press is doing on the military coup in Honduras.  

53:57 minutes (30.87 MB)

Robert Gourley on the history of Company-Provided Health Care

program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

 Health and Health Care Forum
 Hosted by Roberta Hall

Today, Roberta talks to Robert Gourley about the history of our unique, Company-Provided Health Care System.

24:45 minutes (22.67 MB)

The President as Community Organizer

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

 Barack Obama is the first US president to have been a community organizer.  What does this suggest about how he tries to govern and how successful he might be?   Geoffrey Kurtz has written about this, and here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about his observations.  Kurtz is professor of Politics at Manhatten Community College.  

17:35 minutes (10.07 MB)

Is health care reform in critical condition?

program date: 
Wed, 07/08/2009

Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out by a vocal minority working from the same play book. Will serious health care reform die on the operating table at the hands of congressional Republicans, conservative pundits, and industry spin doctors?

57:11 minutes (45.81 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 07/10/09

Air date: 
Fri, 07/10/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Voices of the Middle East presents:

An interview on sociological analysis of the recent events in Iran with Professor Mahmoud Sadri, Texas Woman's University, and Professor Hossein Farahani, Portland States University.
 

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