Audio by producer abe_proctor

Patriotism Versus Nationalism

program date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008

Host Abe Proctor goes solo today, leading a discussion on Patriotism versus Nationalism, plus whatever else our callers bring to the table.

83:52 minutes (38.4 MB)

Abe Minus Joe on Obama the Wimp

program date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008

Host Abe Proctor leads a discussion on Obama, the Lessor of Two Evils, or How Much Stink Are You Willing To Tolerate To Keep McCain OUT of the White House?!?

83:31 minutes (38.24 MB)

Talk Radio HIJACKED by Listeners

program date: 
Mon, 07/21/2008

 Host Abe Proctor gets hijacked by listeners wanting to discuss upcoming program changes at KBOO instead of the usual political commentary heard during this show.  


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81:04 minutes (37.11 MB)

Why are YOU a republican?!?

program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

 Host Abe Proctor asks the world  "Why are you a republican?"  as if there could be a valid answer.  He gets lots of answers; YOU be the judge as to whether they're valid...


New Feature!!!

Join the discussion on various topics on-line by visiting the Brand New! Abe And Joe Talk Radio BLOG




82:32 minutes (37.79 MB)

Conservative Teabagging, and the Bush-era Torture Memos

program date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009

 Today, Abe Proctor hosts.  First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.

56:31 minutes (25.88 MB)

A look at local progressive capitalists: Noble Rot and Sol Pops

program date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009

 A look at progressive capitalists
 Hosted by Abe Proctor

57:32 minutes (26.34 MB)

Healthcare, Wingnuttery, and Al Franken

program date: 
Mon, 07/06/2009

 What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week.
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is on Summer Holiday)

56:38 minutes (25.93 MB)

The Secret Surveillance Program, and the Health Care Bill

program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:12 minutes (26.19 MB)

Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

 Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Who puts the "Bull" into "Bull Run"?!?

program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris, but Joe is still on Vacation


Abe looks at the conundrum shared by the Portland Water Bureau and that <

56:10 minutes (25.72 MB)

Changing Demographics Versus the Wingnuts

program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris, except, of course...

58:53 minutes (26.96 MB)

The Powers that Be have ensured that our health remains for sale.

program date: 
Mon, 08/17/2009

 The Powers that Be have ensured that our health remains for sale.

57:37 minutes (26.38 MB)

Ted Kennedy, Health Care Legislation, and Right WingNuts

program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

 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.

59:22 minutes (27.18 MB)

Today's topic is Abortion, and Female Callers take Precedence

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010

 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.

58:42 minutes (26.87 MB)

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

program date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010

 Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a Constitutional Convention.

54:47 minutes (25.08 MB)

A recent Poll by the Daily Kos helps Conservatives paint themselves as Buffoons

program date: 
Tue, 02/16/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor

Reality, it seems, has a liberal bias. Abe looks at the results of a remarkable poll, and digs into the head of modern conservatives.

54:09 minutes (24.79 MB)

Department of Justice's Recent Report on Torture and Other War Crimes

program date: 
Tue, 02/23/2010

Hosted by Abe Proctor
Americans don't torture. No, they call it something else. And then they get away with it. 

57:12 minutes (26.18 MB)

61% of Oregonians recently polled SUPPORT Arizona's Draconian new Immigration Laws

program date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010

 Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.

55:34 minutes (25.44 MB)

This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

program date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:00 minutes (26.1 MB)

Who needs facts when you've got opinions?

program date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor; (Joe Uris is on Vacation.)

57:54 minutes (26.51 MB)

Are the Wiki Leaks Afghanistan revelations this generation's Pentagon Papers?

program date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

 A leak of classified military documents about the War in Afghanistan brings up serious issues about the U.S. military's mission there, and begs a simple, direct question: Isn't it time to leave?

56:20 minutes (25.79 MB)

Gay Rights in California and Net Neutrality in America

program date: 
Tue, 08/10/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is _still_ on vacation, the Bum!)


Every now and then, we get one right. The 9th Circuit Court overturns California's gay marriage ban.


55:10 minutes (25.25 MB)

Out with the old, in with the new: 2011 In Review

program date: 
Tue, 12/28/2010

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.

58:37 minutes (26.83 MB)

Fear not, citizen, the President has your interests at heart. That's why he's wooing Wall Street.

program date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is off for the Summer...)


55:45 minutes (25.53 MB)

labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

program date: 
Tue, 09/27/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

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?

56:35 minutes (25.9 MB)

The Occupy Wall St. movement marches on. Abe and Joe survey the landscape.

program date: 
Tue, 10/25/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Occupy Wall St. continues in New York, Portland and around the globe. Can this outpouring of economic populism elicit real and lasting change? Abe and Joe take your calls.

Wanna Help?  Visit Occupy Portland


57:38 minutes (52.77 MB)

This Thanksgiving, Abe and Joe give thanks for an awakened American people.

program date: 
Tue, 11/22/2011

  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.

A Listener recommended reading From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp.  
You can read it for free here.


55:07 minutes (50.47 MB)

A discussion about Gas Pipelines running through our Farms and Forests

program date: 
Tue, 12/13/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and


 Put that in your pipe and export it to Asia. Abe and Joe return to the ongoing Liquid Natural Gas saga in Oregon.



54:39 minutes (50.04 MB)

Kevin Card talks about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

program date: 
Tue, 12/20/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.

56:48 minutes (52 MB)

Our year-end wrap-up show. Plus: predictions for 2012

program date: 
Tue, 12/27/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 It's a grab bag of topics on Abe and Joe's end-of-the-year show. Plus: predictions for 2012.


56:51 minutes (52.06 MB)

It's silly season! Abe and Joe look at the upcoming GOP caucuses.

program date: 
Tue, 01/03/2012

 In with the old, in with the ... Newt? With the official start of the presidential campaign looming, Abe and Joe survey the cavalcade of Republican candidates.



57:19 minutes (52.47 MB)

Do we really have a choice? Abe sizes up the 2012 presidential election.

program date: 
Tue, 01/10/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor


It's the mating call of the Naderites: there's no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They're both corporate parties; the only difference lies in how far right-of-center they lie.

55:58 minutes (51.25 MB)

Abe and Joe marvel at "Beyond Vietnam," one of MLK's greatest speeches.

program date: 
Tue, 01/17/2012

 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.

52:36 minutes (48.16 MB)

Abe and Joe discuss SOPA and the future of online censorship.

program date: 
Tue, 01/24/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

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.

55:21 minutes (50.68 MB)

The slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

program date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012

  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.

55:58 minutes (51.25 MB)

Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

program date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012

  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.




56:34 minutes (51.8 MB)

Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk from TriMet talk about our Public Transport System.

program date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

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.

54:12 minutes (49.63 MB)

The latest dispatches from the War on Women.

program date: 
Tue, 03/20/2012

 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.

54:07 minutes (49.56 MB)

Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.

program date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


57:09 minutes (52.33 MB)

Your government wants to see you naked. Abe and Joe discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling.

program date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


56:58 minutes (52.16 MB)

It's KBOO's Spring Membership Drive! Give us your money!

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

  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!



56:36 minutes (51.82 MB)

Gerry Pollet talks about the latest chapter in the Hanford cleanup saga.

program date: 
Tue, 05/15/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

57:28 minutes (52.62 MB)

NATO rolls in to Chicago to fine-tune the machine. Thousands turn out to greet them.

program date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


Flowers in bloom, sunshine on the lake, NATO summits, bloody clashesbetween police and demonstrators. Ah, springtime in Chicago.

56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)

As Joe prepares for his annual hiatus, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.

program date: 
Tue, 06/05/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

55:18 minutes (50.64 MB)

A deeply unpopular governor buys himself a recall election. Welcome to the age of Citizens United.

program date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012

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.

57:57 minutes (53.07 MB)

The president just welcomed thousands who came here illegally as children. What does it mean?

program date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe is on Vacation.


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.

56:53 minutes (52.08 MB)

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Supreme Court's healthcare decision

program date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor. Joe Uris is on vacation.

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.

55:57 minutes (51.22 MB)

Abe looks at the resurgence of nullification.

program date: 
Tue, 07/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on vacation.


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.

56:01 minutes (43.43 MB)

The Great July 4 Blow-up of 2012. Abe discusses some listener feedback.

program date: 
Tue, 07/10/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.

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?

57:36 minutes (44.72 MB)

It's the empire, stupid. Abe looks at the U.S. military's global array of new bases.

program date: 
Tue, 07/17/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on Vacation.

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.

55:29 minutes (42.54 MB)

Another day, another gun massacre in America.

program date: 
Tue, 07/24/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on Vacation.

55:25 minutes (42.98 MB)

A court ruled against the birth control mandate in the health care law. Why? "Religious freedom."

program date: 
Tue, 07/31/2012

 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.

57:49 minutes (44.72 MB)

Hey sports fans! The Olympics, and other sports, are good things!

program date: 
Tue, 08/07/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on Vacation.

56:57 minutes (44.09 MB)

Abe examines Rep. Paul Ryan, the would-be VP. We're through the looking glass now, everyone.

program date: 
Tue, 08/14/2012

Hoated by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on Vacation

57:06 minutes (44.22 MB)


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