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Voices from the Edge on 10/13/11

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Thu, 10/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pursuing Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High Finance Carnivores: A conversation with Greg Palast

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast blew the lid off voter fraud in 2000 and 2004 that threw the presidential elections into doubt. Greg has picked up the money trail again, following it to a corrupt link between Big Oil and High Finance that has produced record corporate profits whilecreating environmental disasters like the recent Gulf oil spill. This new story, captured in his latest book, Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores, reads like a pulp thriller as the Palast investigative team travels from Baku to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of this story.

Voices from the Edge on 09/29/11

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The fraying of Oregon's middle class

 The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

Good wages, benefits and a better life for your children were what most Americans expected in return for their hard day's work. But these pieces of the American dream are fast disappearing as living wage jobs disappear, hard-won benefits are lost and earnings remain flat. When Oregon's middle class starts to unravel, what happens to the rest of the economy?

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

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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 Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 09/27/11

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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look at the labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

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?

Has the Republican Party become the God Party? What do we DO about it?

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Tue, 09/20/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.  Abe Proctor is on Vacation.

Joe has noticed that all of the Republican Hopefulls for the 2012 Presidential Elections have Platforms draped in prayer flags, but not much else.  They all seem to be highly religious, and defer all talk of actual political issues to Religious Values, instead.  Is this how we want to run our country?

Is the Dominionism pushed by Bachman and Perry dangerous to Democracy?

56:21 minutes (25.8 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 09/13/11

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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Shock Decade: Abe and Joe look at the 10 years of post-Sept. 11 chaos and exploitation.

The Shock Doctrine: Author Naomi Klein's explanation of capitalism's use of disasters -- and the numb shock that accompanies them -- to carry out radical "free market" revisions. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Guantanamo to the PATRIOT Act, from Katrina to the financial crisis of 2008, the post-Sept. 11 world has been one big application of the Shock Doctrine. Abe and Joe survey the wreckage.

Joe talks about Labor, the History of Labor, and the Decimation of Labor today.

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Tue, 09/06/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.  Abe Proctor is off this week.

Joe talks about Labor History in the United States, and the State of Labor today.

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55:52 minutes (25.58 MB)

A Deeper Look on 09/08/11

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Muslim–Bashing; Does it Win Elections? Interview;Stephan Salisbury

Muslim–Bashing: For the right wing it’s "How to win an election without even trying".

Or is it? Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer took a close look at the 2010 elections. He is the author of the book Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland. You’ll be surprised at what he found. Tune in to learn about the limits of Muslim-Bashing ten years after 911 and what it might mean for 2012 presidential race.

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