Politics

Electric Democracy - Local Control of Electricity

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Sun, 03/02/2008

Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.

28:48 minutes (26.38 MB)

Health Disparities in Minority Populations

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 03/02/2008

Today's guests are Graham Haramein, Co-chair of the Diversity and Quality Team and Manager of HIV Care Services at the Multnomah County Health Department, and Shad Alexander, a therapist at the Quest Center for Integrative Health (www.projectquest.org).

Dr. David Naimon hosts a round table discussion on Health Disparities in Minority Populations with a special focus on issues concerning the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community. 

Don't miss the LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference (LGBTQMeaningfulCare.org) coming up in April.

29:15 minutes (26.79 MB)

Organizers Plan for RNC in Minneapolis

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

Large demonstrations are planned for both the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer.

And some protest organizers are touring the country to encourage people to come to the conventions to challenge a process that they see as exclusionary and un-democratic.

KBOO’s Bryan Smith spoke with some of the organizers of the protests planned for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis this August

 

2:46 minutes (6.34 MB)

Democracy Reform Report on Bill Sizemore

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/28/2008

 

Democracy Reform Oregon released a report this week detailing the political and financial history of state initiative signature gatherer and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Sizemore.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

presswatch--talking over Bush.

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Theresa talks back to (a recording of) George Bush Junior's Thursday press conference regarding Iraq and the Telecom immunity debate.

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Locus Focus with David Cole on Why America is Losing The War On Terror

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 02/26/2008

Today on Locus Focus, Barbara Bernstein talks with David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Co-Author, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (TheNewPress.com); Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Nation; Co-Chair, Liberty and Security Initiative & Checks and Balances Initiative, Constitution Project.

80:05 minutes (36.66 MB)

WA voters: what's the point?

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Evening News

 

 

 

Washington state held primary elections today.  But the results will not be used to pick the state's democratic delegates.  The delegates were selected at the caucuses held two weeks ago.So why hold a primary at all?  Some Washington voters are calling it a waste of taxpayer money.Pete Anderson is one of them

 

 

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David Cay Johnston on "Free Lunch"

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Radiozine

Host Scott Forrester speaks with New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston about his new book, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With the Bill, which features many examples from the Pacific Northwest.

27:53 minutes (25.52 MB)

Dan Handelman and Portland CopWatch

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Mon, 02/18/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris interview local activist Dan Handelman from Portland Copwatch (www.portlandcopwatch.org) They discuss Portland's Independent Police Review Division (www.PortlandOnLine.com/Auditor) and it's "Wolf Guarding the Hen House" structure. You can watch the Portland CopWatch Video on YouTube: Peace and Justice Works.

Activists!!! Mark Your Calendars!!!

"Your Rights and the Police"
Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM at CityBikes Annex, 734 SE Ankeny

42:25 minutes (38.84 MB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

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Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)
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