Voices from the Edge

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Airs at: Thu, 05/30/2019 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 a Portland City Commissioner and 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.

Join the conversation …

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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Voices from the Edge on 01/22/09

Airs at: Thu, 01/22/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call ... Read more

Does Portland have a real solution for its gang problem?

Airs at: Wed, 01/21/2009 at 12:00am
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Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call ... Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 01/15/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Next week the new U.S. Congress will begin working with a new administration in the White House. Behind the smiles and calls for cooperation, there's already signs of differences between both sides of the congressional aisles and the president elect. How will this play out ... Read more

Congress and the Economic Fix: Where's the Money Going?

Airs at: Wed, 01/14/2009 at 4:00pm
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The new Congress will be working with a new administration in the White House. Behind the smiles and calls for cooperation, there's already signs of differences between both sides of the congressional aisles and the president elect. Elements of the Obama proposal is already... Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 01/08/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Next week the new Oregon legislature will face the challenge of crafting a budget in the midst of a deep economic crisis. Governor Kulongoski wants to spend shrinking state revenues to spur the growth of green industries, even if it means cutting services to seniors, the di... Read more

Winners and Losers in the 2009 Oregon Budget

Airs at: Wed, 01/07/2009 at 4:00pm
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As the economic landscape worsens, lawmakers face the daunting task of deciding how to keep Oregon running with a shrinking pool of dollars. The most recent forecast by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis sees the recession deepening over the next 12 months with unemploy... Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 01/01/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scott Forrester guest hosts today. Be the first to call in this year at 503 231-8187! Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 12/25/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Marlene Howell guest hosts the December 25th call-in show, with a focus on how folks who have recently lost a loved one, or have a loved one in prison or the hospital, find ways to make sense of the holiday season.  Call and share your thoughts on Christmas morning!, 8-9am."... Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 12/18/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Jo Ann and Dave look at the best and the worst of times in Oregon 2008, encouraging listeners to call in their own nominations. They also look at Mayor Sam Adams' reorganization of the Portland City Council. Read more

Voices from the Edge

Airs at: Thu, 12/11/2008 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Oregon environmentalists can point to many hard-won victories to preserve ecological diversity, but they've been less successful promoting diversity within their own ranks. How do we bridge this cultural divide? This week on Voices from the Edge, Dave Mazza talks with Marce... Read more