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Access to the voting booth by people with disabilities

program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012

 Hosted by Paul Van Dyck

 

The race for The White House is heating up. Four years ago Sounds of Awareness broadcast a program on access to the voting booth by people with disabilities. Though some of the names have been changed since then to protect the innocent, we felt that now would be a good time to revisit this vital topic.

 

 

26:11 minutes (23.97 MB)

Sounds of Awareness on 02/27/12

Program: 
Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Access to the voting booth by people with disabilities

The race for The White House is heating up. Four years ago Sounds of Awareness broadcast a program on access to the voting booth by people with disabilities. Though some of the names have been changed since then to protect the innocent, we felt that now would be a good time to revisit this vital topic.

 

Joe talks about The Economy and Religion In Our Politics.

program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

 Host Joe Uris talks about our Economic Situation in the first part of our show, then changes gears to the recent upsurge in Staunchly Religious Candidates in the Republican Primary race.

Tonight, at 6:00 PM, Historian and Journalist, Joe Uris is speaking at the Main Downtown Multnomah County Library, 801 SW Tenth.  His talk is entitled "Why No Revolution?  A Short History of American Left Movements Part 1: the 1800s to 1945."

Joe asks that y'all come, and to bring your Laptops.  He wants some Fact Checkers in the Audience to make sure he gets it straight, and to bring Fresh Information to the Lecture.  Hey, it's FREE!!!

 

54:14 minutes (49.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02-16-12 Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

52:45 minutes (48.3 MB)

Well-read Red: The Spectacular President's Role in Electoral Theater

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on the spectacle of electoral politics, the presidency itself, and how voting is over-rated as a form of social action when so much that matters is decided, when addressed at all, by other means and to other ends. The presidential election is a reality TV-show as irrelevant to our lives as the gossip on Jersey Shore, Chris Hedges argues and Clayton reads, while the debates fomented by the Occupy movment about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security/surveillance state are the only ones that matters right now.

9:09 minutes (6.28 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 20th

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

 Tom Becker hosts today Old Mole and we hear about the war drums being beat over Iran, the kabuki theatrics of electoral politics, a cold war waged with drones, and about the African Film Festival.

 Thanks to all you folks who called in to support KBOO and the Old Mole!  If you didn't get to it, you can use the tip jar at the top of this page!

58:14 minutes (39.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/16/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

Voices from the Edge on 02/09/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

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