Senior citizens' rights

Max Richtman on defending and extending Social Security

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Mon, 08/26/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Max Richtman, president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare , who clarifies that Social Security is an earned benefit, and the program is not broke or breaking. The current program can continue paying full benefits for twenty years; and with a slight adjustment of the payroll cap, it can continue long after that. (Currently, only the first $113,000 of income is taxed, no matter whether someone's total income is $113,000 or $113,000,000). Half of all Social Security beneficiaries rely on the program for 90 % of their income, though the average benefit is only about $13,000 per year. Bill and Max  discuss how chained CPI would reduce benefits.

18:55 minutes (8.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/22/13

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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cults in Oregon, the US & Canada w/Lisa Kendall & Ken Burtner
Cults in Oregon, the US & Canada w/Lisa Kendall & Ken Burtner

Would you be surprised to know that Cult’s operate in Oregon and in many communities throughout the United States? What do we know about Cults? Join Ken Burtner & Lisa Kendall and I as we discuss what we now know about Cults and what communities can do when people seek help leaving these camps. Ken Burtner is a nationally recognized trauma recovery specialist. He has helped over 100 families through his service at the Cult Resource Network in Portland, OR. He is a board member of Move Forward and offers counseling to those impacted by the Move of God at no charge. Lisa Kendall is Founder of Move Forward, a human rights activist, and former child member of the Move of God.

Radiozine on 08/19/13

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Health and Health Care Forum - Imagine Medicare for All: Celebrating 48 Years
Health and Health Care Forum - Imagine Medicare for All: Celebrating 48 Years

"Imagine Medicare for All" was the theme of the party for Medicare's 48th anniversary, celebrated at Riverfront Park, Corvallis, on July 30.  Festivities included music, speeches, a Writers Wall, a chat room, the game What the Health! and cupcakes. Speakers included Nancy Pierce of Oregon Representative Peter de Fazio's office and Corvallis City Council President Richard Hervey, who described how rising health coverage costs have hurt the city and have also changed his political outlook.

Roberta Hall hosts.

Voices from the Edge on 08/15/13

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation
Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation

The state found me on the streets alone when I was two years old. I had lice, was suffering from malnutrition, and cigarette burns covered my body. While in the foster care system, I went through seven foster homes in which I continued to endure abuse. When I was four, a loving family adopted me. Because of my abuse, I had severe scarring all over my body, and my adoptive parents had to put vitamin E oil on me each night before I went to bed. As I got older, the state provided information regarding my abusive family history, but by that time my heart was hardened and guarded. When I became a teen, my parents were unable to emotionally reach me. They sent me to boarding school, but I left and ended up on the streets.

Out Loud on 08/13/13

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Out Loud
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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud welcomes Max Voltage, SAGE Metro Portand and author Shannon PS Bonet

Tonight, our first guest is an event producer who is recruiting for an upcoming new work. Max Voltage updates us on Homomentum the Musical, the radical gender bending sci-fi musical new work. They are casting and hiring for an upcoming Staged Reading, with auditions happening in early Sept.

Radiozine on 08/12/13

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A fast paced conversation on potential cuts to seniors and the disabled
A fast paced conversation on potential cuts to seniors and the disabled

Coming to Radiozine on Monday, August 12th the conversation will center on cuts and services to our senior population in the Portland area and throughout the state.

One of the critical issues we’ll discuss is the $125 Million on the budget chopping block to DHS that one State Legislator has said will take place.

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