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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Call-in talk radio covering politics, history, and the state of the zeitgeist, with a liberal dose of listener comments.

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/05/13

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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Just when you thought is was over, the War on Women returns.

There's one thing we can all set our clocks by -- somewhere, there's a conservative who's really bent that there are women out there having unauthorized sex. State legislators in Michigan, Virginia, Alabama, and Indiana have all recently introduced legislation restricting reproductive rights.

Is this really about protecting the fetus, or is it about controlling women, their bodies, and their sexuality? Or both? Abe and Joe examine this question and take listener phone calls.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/26/13

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Tue, 02/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The "sequester." How very dumb.

The "sequester" may not be the dumbest thing in the history of human civiization, but it makes the Top 10. Abe and Joe examine the phony "crisis" foisted upon us by our cowardly representatives in Washington.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/19/13

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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the Keystone XL pipeline project

 Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday to demand action on climate change. Among their principal targets: the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada to U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico.

The project is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Aquifers, delicate ecosystems, and entire communities would be devastated in the event of a major leak. Small wonder, then, that a Senate majority recently voted in favor of the project, and that the President is at best ambivalent.

Abe and Joe look at the latest battleground between profit and preservation.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/12/13

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the ramifications for US Christianity.

 So the Pope resigned on Monday -- the first time that's happened in about 600 years -- leaving the world's 1.2 million Catholics without a leader. We can only hope that his successor will support contraception and refuse to protect pedophiles. But we can, with some accuracy, predict that the new Pope will be male.

In the wake of the Holy Father's abdication, Abe and Joe examine the state of modern Christianity, and ask listeners whether patriarchal religion is a help or a hindrance in the 21st Century.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/05/13

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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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State Sen. Floyd Prozanski and Rep. John Huffman join Abe and Joe in studio to talk unmanned drones.

 As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- more popularly known as "drones" -- becomes an ever more politically palatable means of waging war and surveilling the populace, a pair of bills before the Oregon Legislature seek to limit the future use of drones in the state by both law enforcement and the public.

State Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Lane/Douglas Counties) and Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles) join Abe and Joe to talk about the future of drones in Oregon.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/22/13

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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What can progressives expect -- or hope for -- from Obama's 2nd term?

 President Obama was inaugurated for the second time yesterday, cementing what will certainly be remembered as one of the more unlikely personal stories in American history. For progressives, though, the Obama presidency has been a mixed bag at best.

What can we expect from his second term? Without the pressure of re-election bearing upon him, will we see a bolder Obama? Will we see meaningful action on climate change? On gun violence? Will we at long last see the next New Deal we've been hoping for? Join Abe and Joe as they look forward at the next four years.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/15/13

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe's State of the Union

"Abe and Joe shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as they shall judge necessary and expedient."

Well, that's not in the Constitution, but it should be. Abe and Joe size up the State of the Union.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/08/13

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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Circus of Official Politics

 Joe Uris hosts today. His topic is "The Circus of Official Politics." Call in with your questions or comments.

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Abe and Joe Talk Radio

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Mon, 03/24/2008

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today is a special fun-filled Membership Drive version of the show.

Rex Burkholder on the I-5 Bridge

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Mon, 03/17/2008

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today their guest is Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder. (www.metro-region.org) He'll talk about his support for a new multi-billion dollar interstate bridge with light rail, extending the MAX Yellow Line from the Expo Center to an area about 40 blocks north of the Columbia River.

Talk Radio - Prepare for the March 15 Peace Rally!!!

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Mon, 03/10/2008

Today Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview Adam Sanchez, (ILWU Local 5), from Portland Labor Against War about the March 15th peace mobilization and more.

Helpful links:

PDX Peace Rally (www.pdxpeace.org)

US Labor Against War (www.usLaborAgainstWar.org)

National War Tax Resistance Coordination Committee (www.nwtrcc.org)

War Tax Boycott (www.wartaxboycott.org)

Funk The War!!! (portland.indymedia.org)

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (www.ilwulocal5.com)

The I-5 Bridge - Proposals and Problems

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Mon, 03/03/2008

Today Joe Uris interviews Ron Buell, founding editor of the Willamette Week, about the growth of car culture, urban sprawl, and a critique of proposals for replacing versus repairing the Interstate-5 Freeway Bridge between Oregon and Washington.

Pharmacists on Healthcare, Drugs and More

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Mon, 02/25/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris interview Don West and Mark Ruska, pharmacists from the Lloyd Center Pharmacy about  compounding prescriptions, the FDA, "big Pharma," the Board of Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals in our society.

Dan Handelman and Portland CopWatch

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Mon, 02/18/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris interview local activist Dan Handelman from Portland Copwatch (www.portlandcopwatch.org) They discuss Portland's Independent Police Review Division (www.PortlandOnLine.com/Auditor) and it's "Wolf Guarding the Hen House" structure. You can watch the Portland CopWatch Video on YouTube: Peace and Justice Works.

Activists!!! Mark Your Calendars!!!

"Your Rights and the Police"
Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM at CityBikes Annex, 734 SE Ankeny
The seminar reviews basic rights to know for being stopped by, harmed by, or when observing the police. A lawyer will be present to help answer legal questions best not answered by the volunteers at PCW.

Independent Police Review Assessment Report to Portland City Council
Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 PM in the Portland City Council Chambers at 1221 SW 4th Ave (Agenda here)

More on LNG Terminals in Oregon

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Tue, 02/05/2008

Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.

Dennis Kucinich LIVE on KBOO Talk Radio

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Mon, 01/28/2008

Joe Uris and Abe Proctor talk with (now former) presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich. (www.kucinich.us & www.kucinich.house.gov) Find out why he recently quit the race for President, his views on various hot topics, and his plans for congressional re-election.

Also, don't forget the Sandy Peace Vigil: First Anniversary, this Friday & Saturday, (Feb 1 & 2) across from Fred Meyer's on US 26 in Sandy. Read More HERE.

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