Voices from the Edge on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A new direction for Oregon's DOJ? An interview with Attorney General John Kroger

Since taking office last January, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has taken on the siting of a liquified natural gas terminal in Clatsop County, started investigating the collapse of the Oregon College Savings Plan, pushed for a faster cleanup of Hanford, and cleared the way to prosecute unethical debt collectors. He also wants Oregonians to give him a bigger budget to create an environmental crimes unit and a civil rights division. Is this the best use of increasingly scarce tax dollars? Are there problems - like conflicts of interest - with having an activist attorney general?

As part of KBOO's special public affairs day, Jo Ann and Dave will raise those and other questions with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger. In the midst of trying to persuade the legislature to finance the new special units, the attorney general is taking out time this Thursday to share his vision of what his office should be doing and why its important that the attorney general be so active at this time in Oregon's history. How do you feel about Attorney General Kroger's vision and priorities? Join the conversaton this Thursday.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


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