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Voices from the Edge on 01-20-11 Guest Jim Middaugh from Metro

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Thu, 01/20/2011

53:04 minutes (48.59 MB)

Abe and Joe tour the checkered history of the FBI and its future in Portland.

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Tue, 01/18/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

 The City of Portland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have had a tumultuous relationship in recent years. First, Portland opted out of the Bush-era Joint Terrorism Task Force, citing concerns over civil liberties. Then, late last year, the FBI foiled its own plot to blow up the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/18/11

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Tue, 01/18/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe tour the checkered history of the FBI and its future in Portland.

 The City of Portland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have had a tumultuous relationship in recent years. First, Portland opted out of the Bush-era Joint Terrorism Task Force, citing concerns over civil liberties. Then, late last year, the FBI foiled its own plot to blow up the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Now, the Bureau wants to splash $65 million on a new headquarters building near the airport, and the City is thinking about getting back together again. Abe and Joe take a look at the FBI's past, and weigh in on the question of re-joining the JTTF.

Voices from the Edge: 01-13-11 Joint Terrorism Task Force

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Thu, 01/13/2011

Should the city of Portland re-join the Joint Terrorism Task Force?

Listeners called in and shared their views.


Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

54:45 minutes (50.14 MB)

Positively Revolting on 01/07/11

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Fri, 01/07/2011

2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days.  We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year.  What's taken your attention this week?  Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:

50:28 minutes (46.22 MB)

Are conservatives responsible for the Tuscon shootings? No. But their rhetoric set the tone.

program date: 
Tue, 01/11/2011

For months, Abe and Joe have spotlighted the surge of violent, nationalist and eliminationist rhetoric emanating from the right.

55:58 minutes (25.62 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/11/11

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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are conservatives responsible for the Tuscon shootings? No. But their rhetoric set the tone.

 For months, Abe and Joe have spotlighted the surge of violent, nationalist and eliminationist rhetoric emanating from the right. We have seen such things as guns at political rallies, questions about the president's citizenship, an anti-socialist revival and a dramatic increase in death threats against elected officials. We have seen a rash of domestic terrorism.

And now a man has opened fire on a crowd gathered to see a Democratic Congresswoman. Is there a connection? Today, Abe and Joe examine the reactionary forces at work in the United States -- and their consequences.

Voices from the Edge 01-06-11 Lawmakers & Lawmen

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Thu, 01/06/2011

It's lawmakers and lawmen! First, Dave & Jo Anne talked with State Senator Jackie Dingfelder about the challenges facing the legislature and governor. Then they took a look at Police Chief Mike Reese's comments on the rash of recent officer-involved shoots.  As always, listeners called in and shared their views.


Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

53:06 minutes (48.62 MB)

The Rural Organizing Project: Roots and Wings Celebration

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Wed, 01/05/2011

We put together a show based on interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project on December 4, 2010. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses,  the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.

59:10 minutes (23.7 MB)
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