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Oregon Cutbacks Affect Domestic Violence Survivors

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/24/2009

Women’s shelters, counselors and others who help domestic violence and sexual assault victims are dreading the latest round of state budget cuts.

1:10 minutes (483.95 KB)

Positively Revolting 03/06/2009

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Thu, 03/05/2009

A variety of topics from an eco-feminist and anarcha-feminist perspective, with Melody Silverwolf and Crystal.

55:55 minutes (38.39 MB)

Dear Leader

 So, as we will discuss on the show tomorrow, Washington is in the throes of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. This is an event where the purest of the ideologically pure gather to congratulate themselves on having ascended to the pinnacle of Western civilization.

Predictably, hilarity ensues.

But this year, something strange happened when Rush Limbaugh delivered his much-anticipated speech the other night. Granted, Limbaugh constitutes a strange event in and of himself, but that's not what I mean. On Saturday, Limbaugh spoke for about 90 minutes, all of which was broadcast without commercial interruption on three different networks -- CNN, CSPAN, and FOX News. So he could, you know, talk about how he wants the president to fail:

 

‘It doesn’t matter to me what his race is. He’s liberal, and that’s what matters.’

‘The racism in our culture was exclusively and fully on display in the Democrat primary last year,’ Limbaugh said. ‘We didn’t ask if he was authentically black. What we were asking, was, ‘Was he wrong?’ We concluded, ‘Yes.’ ‘

‘The racism, the sexism, the bigotry that we are all charged with ... doesn’t exist on our side,’ he added. ‘We want everybody to succeed.’

 

What, I'm wondering, is so earthshaking about Rush Limbaugh that he deserves 90 minutes of uninterrupted time on commercial TV? Can anyone think of an analogous figure on the left that has ever been granted such a boon? Anyone?

Limbaugh is clearly the leader of the Republican Party. Newly-elected GOP chair Michael Steele is the latest luminary to be forced to issue an abject apology to El Rushbo. Conservatives cross this guy at their peril.

The good news is that if Rush is calling the tune, the party will soon be over. Could there be any clearer evidence of the fact that the GOP is now a rump party, with solid support only in the South?

-A

KBOO Honors International Women's Day, Sunday, March 8th

International Women's Day is an annual event that began in New York City around the turn of the twentieth century. Initially it sought to raise awareness of the achievements of women. In 1908, on this day, 15,000 women marched in New York City for better pay, working conditions, and an end to child labor. The day became a recognized holiday in many newly socialist countries over the next several years, but ironically fell off the radar, by and large, in the US, until the late 1960s.

Join us on Sunday, March 8th, beginning at 6 AM, as KBOO volunteers honor the contributions of women to art and culture, and raise awareness of the issues that continue to challenge us to action. With 21 hours of special programming produced by women, featuring information and music of the women of the world, and our own backyard.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/24/09

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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion of the future of health care in the United States

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American health care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama administration on this front over the next few years.

Health and Health Care Forum: Midwifery

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 02/22/2009

Roberta Hall hosts another installment of Health and Health Care Forum. Her guest is Melissa Cheyney, academic, researcher and certified midwife, who serves on an Oregon State panel on midwifery. She discusses midwifery as a practitioner and from the perspective of evolutionary medicine.

27:56 minutes (25.57 MB)

Radiozine

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Radiozine
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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

The guest is journalist and media critic Jennifer Pozner, founder Women in Media and News or WIMN. She discusses women in media today and "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex, and sheer damn common sense!)"

Pozner is in Portland for a fundraiser for Bitch Magazine. She will be speaking as part of the series "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture Lecture Series" on February 24th at 7pm at Portland State University, at 1825 SW Broadway in the Smith Memorial Ballroom, 3rd floor

Healthwatch on 02/23/09

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Roberta Hall hosts another installment of Health and Health Care Forum. Her guest is Melissa Cheyney, academic, researcher and certified midwife, who serves on an Oregon State panel on midwifery. She discusses midwifery as a practitioner and from the perspective of evolutionary medicine.

Circle A Radio

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Wed, 02/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We spend the hour with Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist

Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.

30 years gone

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 So CBS News Sunday Morning, in honor of its 30th birthday, conducted a poll using the same questions used by the CBS News/New York Times poll (and some other sources) 30 years ago.

Some of the results were pretty interesting.

 

 

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NEWS? 

CBS/NYT L.A. Times Poll  

Now  12/1979 

Television   60%  41% 

Newspapers   14  42 

Internet   13  n/a 

Radio     7  11 

Magazines    1   2 

Talking to people  4   3 

 

Note the "n/a" next to Internet in 1979.

 

HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN ADULTS 

      CBS/NYT Gallup 

      Now  11/1978 

Wrong   41%  62

Not wrong  54  25

 

There it is, in black and white. A majority of Americans now accept homosexuality as a normal state of affairs. Progress!

 

Progress on health care, too.

 

 

 

 HEALTH INSURANCE:  PRIVATE ENTERPRISE VS. GOVERNMENT? 

CBS/NYT CBS/NYT 

Now  1/1979 

Private enterprise  32%  48% 

Government – all problems 49  28 

Government – emergencies 10  12 

Don’t know     9  12 

 

A clear majority of Americans favor government-provided health care, at least in emergencies, and a near-majority favors it in all cases.

 

Take a look at the whole poll. It's an interesting three-decade snapshot.

 

-A

 

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