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Voices from the Edge on 02/09/12

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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

As the presidential primaries kick into high gear, campaign contributions from big oil, high finance and other corporate high rollers who want four more years of the status quo are gushing. Hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer is at the top of the list of corporate sugar daddies who are pouring $1 million or more into Restore Our Future pro-Romney Super PAC. With growing pressure from the 99 percent, these elites of the 1 percent are working overtime to protect their turf.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/07/12

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Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look back on a good couple of weeks for women. Also -- pledge drive!

 It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofits must cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.

Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 01/30/2012
 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

In the landmark 2010 Citizens United v.

53:15 minutes (48.75 MB)

More Talk Radio on 01/30/12

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Citizens United" and Money in Politics

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

In the landmark 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political purposes by corporations and unions. What have been the effects of this ruling? How is its influence being felt in campaign spending in state and national elections? What will the future effects be? Can Citizens United be overturned?

Janice Thompson is executive director of Common Cause Oregon, which she joined in 2009 after leading the Money in Politics Research Action Project and Democracy Reform Oregon.

Abe and Joe discuss SOPA and the future of online censorship.

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Tue, 01/24/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

For now, it seems, the Internet will remain the radical experiment in free information exchange that we have come to know and love. Abe and Joe dissect the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discuss the future of online censorship.

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/24/12

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Tue, 01/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss SOPA and the future of online censorship.

For now, it seems, the Internet will remain the radical experiment in free information exchange that we have come to know and love. Abe and Joe dissect the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discuss the future of online censorship.

Plus -- an update on the time-honored practice of racist "dog whistles" in conservative circles.

Thomas Frank, author of PITY THE BILLIONAIRE

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Radiozine
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Fri, 01/20/2012

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher welcomes journalist

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Radiozine on 01/20/12

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Radiozine
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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:40am
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Thomas Frank, author of PITY THE BILLIONAIRE

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher welcomes journalist Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.

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