Protest and action

Voices from the Edge: Is the party really over? Alberta Street Last Thursday.

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Thu, 08/19/2010

Is the party really over?  JoAnne and Dave discussed Alberta Street Last Thursday in NE Portland.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at (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.

54:16 minutes (49.69 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the billionaire backers of the Tea Party movement.

The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.

But what if they have friends in high places? A bombshell article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker paints a vivid portrait of two such highly-placed friends. David and Charles Koch, the patriarch sublings of Koch Industries, are philanthropists of note -- and also deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party and other conservative causes. Abe and Joe delve into the New Yorker piece and discuss the role of big money in today's discourse.

August 30 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 08/30/2010

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program looks at how medical care is improved when delivered by people who are cooperating rather than being managed from the top; whether charity keeps us from dealing with the real probems; the new Todd Solandz movie Life During Wartime; and music that keeps lost causes from being forgotten so that they may rise again and succeed.  


56:34 minutes (32.37 MB)

Songs of Lost Causes

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Mon, 08/30/2010

 With the help of the Old Mole's  radical musicologist Brad Duncan, we sample and discuss some music that keeps alive memories of lost battles that can nevertheless point the way to a better future.  Among the battles are the Spanish Civil War, the 1984 British miners' strike, the life and death of Malcolm X, and the ongoing struggle for the rights of political prisoners in Northern Ireland.  Here is a video of Ciaran Murphy's "Rebel Song" with images that give you an idea of what he's singing about.

12:59 minutes (7.43 MB)

Anti LNG Pipeline Activists Across Oregon

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Fri, 08/27/2010

Currently, there are two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines, both of which  would run from Astoria through farmlands of Western Oregon east through the Mount Hood national Forest to connect with an existing pipeline that runs from Canada to California. 
Tonight on Circle A Radio we hear from Amy Harwood, Program director for BARK- a local organization dedicated to the preservation of Mt. Hoods national forest, and Steve Wick, farmer and activist from Gaston, Oregon, who explain the history of and resistance to the proposed LNG Pipelines.

For more information on BARK visit their website at To learn more about Oregon Citizens Against Pipelines,  visit


58:52 minutes (40.42 MB)

Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back

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Fri, 08/27/2010
Host Trillium Shannon speaks with participants in this Saturday's event called "Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back. They'll talk about what happened at the Forum and what the relevence of the Forum is here in Portland.
Saturday evening (Aug 28, 7-10pm) a multi-media, interactive reportback on the US Social Forum at Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Ave) featuring live performances by Mic Crenshaw and Danny Kelly.  Food and drink provided.  FREE.
53:38 minutes (24.56 MB)

More Talk Radio on 08/30/10

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 08/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.

 Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."

Political Perspectives on 08/25/10

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Wed, 08/25/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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The clothesline project, Women's Equality Day, and WILPF

Host Sue Supriano interviews local activist-musicians Yvonne Simmons and Mary Rose about The Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected by violence. They also discuss Women's Equality Day and other activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF.

Alternative Radio on 08/24/10

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Howard Zinn on Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance

Howard Zinn - Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance (lecture)

AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.

August 16 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 08/16/2010

 Tom Becker hosts this program dealing with the fight to protect net neutrality from the big media corporations; understanding personal traumas in the context of the politics of terror; the fake crisis in Social Security; Native American thinking about sustainability; and the US military as our biggest jobs program.


61:54 minutes (35.42 MB)
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