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Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

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Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)

Sustainability expert Alan AtKisson

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The Digital Divide
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Sun, 03/13/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with sustainability expert Alan AtKisson about how we can accelerate innovation to support sustainability goals.

27:19 minutes (25.01 MB)

The Digital Divide on 03/11/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Digital Divide interviews with Philip N. Howard and Alan AtKisson

Dave DeAngelis speaks with sustainability expert Alan AtKisson about how we can accelerate innovation to support sustainability goals. Alan will be speaking on Monday, March 14th as part of the Illahee lecture series. The title of his lecture is “Accelerating Innovation.” Go to http://kboo.fm/illahee for more information.

And we'll hear an interview with Philip N. Howard on The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Rabia Yeaman speaks with Philip N. Howard, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington about his new book, THE DIGITAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY: Information Technology and Political Islam. (This program originally aired, Wednesday, February 16th)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Economist Justin Elardo joins Abe and Joe to talk about demand-side economics.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt conceived of and executed the New Deal -- his grand plan to lift the country out of the Great Depression -- his work was guided by demand-side economics. The government would spend money to put people to work building roads, schools, bridges, dams, community centers and a whole array of infrastructure projects, many of which are still in use today. In turn, these gainfully-employed Americans would circulate their wages through the economy, creating demand for goods and services of all kinds. The money needed to hire these workers was raised through a combination of deficit spending and taxation of the wealthy, at rates that would be considered scandalous today.

Voices from the Edge 02-10-11 Rethinking Psychiatry

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Rethinking psychiatry: a conversation with Robert Whitaker about a more compassionate mental health system

Our treatment of those in emotional distress manifests itself everyday. Too many Oregonians struggling with mental health issues can be found heavily medicated and warehoused. Or, they are turned out onto the streets to become the victims of crime or institutional violence as in the case of James Chasse. This is an issue that goes beyond public policy reform. It is one that calls for a fundamental reexamination of the "broken brain" model of psychiatry upon which those policies are based.

54:46 minutes (50.15 MB)
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