War & Peace

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/01/11

Air date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe marvel at the outbreak of democracy in the American Midwest.

It's kinda nice when we remember we're strong. The extraordinary pro-worker demonstrations that started in Wisconsin two weeks ago -- and have since spread -- give lie to the conventional wisdom that the labor movement is dead. Wisconsin's new governor, Scott Walker, made busting the state public employees' union his first order of business. The union, along with sympathetic Wisconsinites of all stripes, busted him right back -- hard. And they show no sign of backing down.

And and Joe tackle the movement afoot among American workers, and look back at the history of organized labor in the United States, the (not-coincidental) rise of the middle class -- and at the decades-long campaign by the ruling class to cut them back down to size.

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at The Progressive, on the Situation in Wisconsin

program date: 
Wed, 02/23/2011

 Hosted by Crystal Leighty

Today's guest is Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at the Madison-base magazine, The Progressive.  We'll be talking about the current Political Issues gripping Wisconsin and the nation.

54:44 minutes (25.06 MB)

Brad Duncan on Egyptian Liberation Music

program date: 
Mon, 02/21/2011

We heard rap and hip-hop inspired by events in Egypt and around the Middle East on today's show. Brad gives us a little more perspective on the music and where it's come from, and speaks to listener concerns about vulgarity.


1. Back Down Mubarak

2. Jan 25 Egypt

3. Lions on Parade

4. Not Your Prisoner

And the documentary Brad mentioned Sling-shot Hip-Hop

7:40 minutes (7.03 MB)

Positively Revolting 02-18-11 Outbreaks of Democracy

program date: 
Fri, 02/18/2011

Positively Revolting discusses "Outbreaks of Democracy", at home and abroad. What's it going to take to bring democracy to the US?

You can join in the discussion by calling 503-231-8187 during the show, or email comments to positivelyrevolting@gmail.com

52:46 minutes (48.32 MB)

Local Reactions to Obama's New Budget

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/17/2011

President Obama revealed a new budget on Monday (2/14/11) that included proposed cuts to programs that have a significant impact low-income Americans.  Some Portland residents reacted to the budget by questioning the priorities of the Obama Administration.  KBOO's Craig Strand has the story.

4:02 minutes (3.69 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 02/18/11

Air date: 
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dr. Charles Jackson on Gulf War Syndrome

Hosts from Northwest Vets for Peace present one of their original interviews from the early 1990's. The guest is Dr. Charles Jackson of the Veteran's Administration. He talks about Gulf War Syndrome and the first returning veterans who presented symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War Syndrome or Gulf War Illness continues to be a serious problem for veterans of the Gulf War today.

Women's protests in Egypt

Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 02/11/2011

"It was so hard to go from the joy and communal spirit of Egypt to a congressional hearing about the implications of the Egyptian uprising on US foreign policy," says Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin about witnessing revolutionary history in Egypt. "How sad it is that those we've elected have so little regard for the most astounding people's grassroots non-violent revolution that we've seen in our lifetimes."

Hear about the amazing journey of a Code Pink's women's delegation in Egypt, and voices from Egyptian women at the barricades: Asmaa Mahfouz -- whose video plea helped spark the uprising-- and thoughts from Egyptian feminists and authors Ahdaf Soueif and Nawal El Sadaawi.

47:33 minutes (43.54 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/15/11

Air date: 
Tue, 02/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Economist Justin Elardo joins Abe and Joe to talk about demand-side economics.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt conceived of and executed the New Deal -- his grand plan to lift the country out of the Great Depression -- his work was guided by demand-side economics. The government would spend money to put people to work building roads, schools, bridges, dams, community centers and a whole array of infrastructure projects, many of which are still in use today. In turn, these gainfully-employed Americans would circulate their wages through the economy, creating demand for goods and services of all kinds. The money needed to hire these workers was raised through a combination of deficit spending and taxation of the wealthy, at rates that would be considered scandalous today.

Fight the Empire on 02/17/11

Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Osama Bin Laden

Host Per Fagereng interviews Michael Scheuer, blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and veteran of two decades in the ranks of the C.I.A, about his new book, "Osama Bin Laden."

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