Voices from the Edge

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Airs at: Thu, 12/20/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Every Thursday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Progressive talk radio from a grassroots perspective

About the program …

Community dialogue is important. Voices from the Edge lends a KBOO microphone to informed guests you might not hear anywhere else. With an hour to invest, the call-in format engages listeners in meaningful conversations about crucial issues like racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice and politics on local, state and national levels. Join lively discussions about concerns that are important to you and our community. Together we’ll make Oregon and our nation a better place for a larger number of those living here.

About the host

Jo Ann Hardesty is Principal Partner at Consult Hardesty. She serves as a subject matter expert on a myriad of issues and is available as a speaker, facilitator and campaign planner. A long-time voice for Portland's under-represented communities and a leader in the struggle against racial and economic injustice, Jo Ann was three times elected to the Oregon legislature and for many years Executive Director of Oregon Action. She’s been called on by the City of Portland to help re-write the City Charter and organizes those on the downside of power to pursue their interests from the local to the federal level. She is particularly committed to leadership development and in holding those in power accountable.

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Join the conversation every Thursday morning from 8-9 a.m. by calling 503-231-8187. Keep the conversation going after the program at our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge.

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Are our politics determined by our hearts or our minds? An Interview with Drew Westen

Airs at: Wed, 10/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
The Democrats are riding a new wave of popularity this year. Are they winning new supporters because they have better policy positions than the Republicans or are they doing a better job of appealing to voters' emotions? Do we make our political choices based on reason or a... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 10/02/08

Airs at: Thu, 10/02/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will... Read more

Saving the Economy or Saving the Rich? The $700 billion bailout plan.

Airs at: Wed, 10/01/2008 at 5:00pm
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An Interview with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Scher: The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 09/25/08

Airs at: Thu, 09/25/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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How far can you get on two tacos, one Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of conversation? What happens when you're broke and you need to get to a new job, an ailing parent, a powwow, college, or a funeral on the other side of the country? And after decades of globalization, what ... Read more

On the Road with America's Poor: An interview with Kath Weston

Airs at: Wed, 09/24/2008 at 5:00pm
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On the Road with America's Poor: An Interview with Kath WestonHow far can you get on two tacos, one Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of conversation? What happens when you're broke and you need to get to a new job, an ailing parent, a powwow, college, or a funeral on the other ... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 09/18/08

Airs at: Thu, 09/18/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more p... Read more

What should we do about prostitution in Portland?

Airs at: Wed, 09/17/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more p... Read more

Being Muslim Seven Years After 9/11

Airs at: Wed, 09/10/2008 at 5:00pm
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The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many Americans. None more so than Muslim-Americans, who were subjected to a wave of hostility not seen since Japanese-Americans were targeted following the bombing of Pearl Harb... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 09/04/08

Airs at: Thu, 09/04/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mike Leachman, a policy analyst with Oregon Center for Public Policy, talks about their latest evaluation of Oregon's economy based on recently released census figures. As you can guess, Oregon wages are stagnant and fewer folks are covered by health care. Read more

Swimming, Sinking or Treading Water? A look at Oregon's Economy

Airs at: Wed, 09/03/2008 at 5:00pm
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Was Oregon's economy in trouble even before the sub-prime meltdown? That's what new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau say. Despite record-breaking economic expansion before the current downturn, most Oregonians' incomes have remained flat since 2000. Poverty and lack of h... Read more