Meet the new boss ... Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
With Joe still on vacation, Abe looks at the passing of an American icon: Ted Kennedy; and watches our chance for meaningful health care legislation faaaaade away. Plus, more disjointed rage and Aggrieved White Man Syndrome from the wingnut right.
With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of Abortion.
It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.
With Joe on vacation, Abe reflects on the wreckage of another year gone by, and looks forward to the year to come. But it's not all about the host, oh no! Listeners will have the chance to comment about which events from 2010 they thought were the most significant, and what they hope to see come to pass in 2011.
When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?
This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.
Great oratory speaks to universal and self-evident human truths, and thus remains timeless. Nearly 45 years on, Abe and Joe revisit "Beyond Vietnam," one of Dr. Martin Luther King's most powerful and prescient speeches. In it, he expresses the concept that the movements against poverty, racism and militarism are all facets of humanity's inexorable struggle toward justice and enlightenment.
For now, it seems, the Internet will remain the radical experiment in free information exchange that we have come to know and love. Abe and Joe dissect the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discuss the future of online censorship.
Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.
It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.
Government agencies everywhere are struggling to do more with less, and TriMet is no exception. Abe and Joe are joined in studio by TriMet's Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk to discuss the transit agency's forthcoming service cuts and rate increases.
Relax, vagina-having Americans, it's for your own good. Since taking power in statehouses across the country, not to mention the U.S. House, the GOP has wasted no time in addressing the most serious problem confronting the United States -- uppity women.
Abe Proctor and Joe Uris pontificate on a range of issues, all while imagining themselves to possess intellectual heft and moral authority. Meanwhile, it's Spring Membership Drive! Give us all your money or else!
Hosted by Abe Proctor. Joe Uris is off for the summer. Last week, at long last, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went before the electorate to face the consequences of his anti-labor, anti-woman jihad. And he won.
The history of the United States is a saga of immigration, whether you're a descendant of immigrants, a descendant of those displaced by immigrants, or an immigrant yourself. In a place such as this -- where being a American is more about an idea than where your ancestors came from -- the question of immigration still resonates.
It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.
In the decades before the Civil War, the southern states resisted federal authority by way of the doctrine of nullification, which holds that an individual state has the right to invalidate any federal law which it has deemed to be unconsitutional.
Last week's discussion, as can happen at KBOO, veered into unexpectedly heated and fertile territory. Who knew that July 4 fireworks could be the source of such controversy?
The resulting discourse begged several questions: What is the nature of progressivism? What does it mean to be a liberal in the early 21st Century? What is our struggle about, and how ought we to struggle? Why should we struggle in the first place? And just how pretentious is talk radio, anyway?
The Global War on Terror (TM) pretty much buried the hope that, after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. might begin to beat its swords into plowshares. Two wars and occupations later, we are struggling with the moral and economic legacy of Bush-era excesses.
Last week, a federal court ruled against the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act -- the first court to do so. The reason? The mandate, said the court, violates an employer's religious liberty.