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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/22/11

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Tue, 11/22/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This Thanksgiving, Abe and Joe give thanks for an awakened American people.

 This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/11

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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Katrina vanden Heuvel on "THE CHANGE I BELIEVE IN"

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of "The Nation," about her new book, "THE CHANGE I BELIEVE IN: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama." Vanden Heuvel offers her vision of how it is still possible to forge a politics of conviction.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is the Editor and Publisher of "The Nation." She is a frequent television commentator on American and international politics and writes a weekly online column for the Washington Post. Her blog, “Editor’s Cut,” appears at www.thenation.com.

Katrina will be speaking at Powell’s Books on Tuesday evening, November 29th.

Candidates for Congress: Oregon 1st Congressional District

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The following two debates present candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, with thirteen candidates (8 Democrats, 5 Republicans) running for the primary election on Tuesday November 8th.

09/26 Host Jamie Partridge interviews candidates Brad Avakian (D), Suzanne Bonamici (D), and Brad Witt (D).

11/7-  Jenka Soderberg hosts live on-air debate with Saba Ahmed (D), Dominic Hammon (D), Jim Greenfield (R), D R Delgado Morgan (R), Todd Lee Ritter (D) and Robert Lettin (D).

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/08/11

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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dispatches from the War on Sex: Mississippi's 'personhood' initiative

Voters in Mississippi will decide tomorrow on a 'personhood' initiative which, if passed, would confer legal personhood upon a fertilized ovum. This would of course render abortion illegal, and any other act that interfered with said ovum's development -- like, say, a miscarriage, or the use of certain kinds of birth control -- could be considered negligent homicide or even murder.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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1st Congressional District candidate debate

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

Ralph Nader speaks with KBOO about Occupy Wall St

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Evening News
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Thu, 11/03/2011

Long-time consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has long called for the kind of populist uprising that has been manifested in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Nader about his thoughts on the movement.

10:01 minutes (9.17 MB)

A New Voice For Israel - Talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami

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Wed, 10/26/2011

Jeremy Ben-Ami is the Founder and President of J Street, an American pro-Israel and pro-peace lobby in Washington D.C.

J Street Portland and the World Affairs Council of Oregon co-sponsored an appearance by Mr. Ben-Ami October 23rd, 2011 where he spoke on the themes of his new book A New Voice For Israel and also spoke on current events in the Middle East.

This podcast is only excerpts from the presentation.  For a complete podcast of the entire talk and all the Q and A that followed, please visit www.jewishreview.org/audio  where you will find a podcast of the entire event.

 

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A Proposal from Occupy Portland

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Mon, 10/24/2011

 The Old Mole's Joe  Clement has been participating in the Portland Occupation's General Assembly, and he reports here about the decision to work with members of the Portland City Charter Commission to change the way we elect city officials to  Instant Run-off Elections (IRV).  IRV would enable voters to vote for a third party candidate without giving de facto support to their least favorite candidate.   Joe explains how it would work, and how the Occupation movement is engaging this issue.  

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