Neighborhoods Versus Cell Phone Towers

program date: 
Tue, 12/07/2010

 Host Joe Uris invites concerned NE Portland Neighborhood Activists Susan Prows and Steve Cole in to talk about Cell Phone Towers in Portland.  Many city residents are opposed to the towers, and to the less-than-transparent methods being used to place them.

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55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10 - The Arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud

program date: 
Thu, 12/02/2010

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.

55:15 minutes (50.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10

Air date: 
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.

Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?

Voices from the Edge on 11/25/10 - Open Lines

program date: 
Thu, 11/25/2010

This week Dave hosted open lines.  Callers discussed various topics; from police issues to the TSA, to things they give thanks for.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

55:20 minutes (50.67 MB)

Digital Sampling and the Contradictions of Intellectual Property Rights

program date: 
Thu, 11/25/2010

Nate Harrison narrates an impressive history of the use and dissemination of the "Amen Break," a 6-second drum solo in the middle of the Winston's 1969 hit, "Amen Brother." As the Amen Break became re-appropriated through eletronic sampling, its story stands as a testement to the limitlessness of digitally mediated expression and way intellectual property rights stifle.

17:31 minutes (8.02 MB)

A Maintenance vs. Manufacturing Economy

program date: 
Mon, 11/22/2010

 Ken Ingham is a writer, and in the early '90s responded to NPR's MarketPlace Report challenge to suggest ways to kick-start the economy. Ken's brief response was about building a maintenance economy through market mechanisms. In this essay that he wrote later, he expands that suggestions to almost utopian dimensions. The commentary seeks to revive his suggestions and partially respond to the consumer-driven approach Ingham assumes. 

8:32 minutes (7.82 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour November 22nd

program date: 
Mon, 11/22/2010

Today's show, hosted by Denise Morris, features interviews about poverty & healthcare, the General Motors bailout, a commentary about building a maintenance economy, and a brief history of the world's most important 6-second drum-loop.


59:46 minutes (27.36 MB)
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