Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/27/10

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Tue, 07/27/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are the Afghanistan revelations this generation's Pentagon Papers?

A leak of classified military documents about the War in Afghanistan brings up serious issues about the U.S. military's mission there, and begs a simple, direct question: Isn't it time to leave?

Plus, a surprise videotaped appearance by President Obama at the Netroots Nation conference leads Abe to ponder the president's track record to date.

Talk Radio on 07/26/10

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Mon, 07/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Should you be allowed to record on duty police?

Should you be allowed to record on-duty police performing official duties?  Regardless of your opinion, the legal answer varies depends on where you live

Voices from the Edge on 07/22/2010

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Thu, 07/22/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave ask the question "Are the good guys ahead?" Local progressive may be feeling a bit down over the direction of local and state politics lately. City Hall seems more disconnected than ever from the world in which most Portlanders live. Earlier this week, city council voted 4-1 (Commissioner Fritz abstaining) to put a new bond measure before voters for a new communications system and other equipment for the Fire Bureau. With so many city services taking hits - and at least on other proposed bond measure being put on hold because of the economy - should there have been a community discussion about whether this measure could wait? Oregon's gubernatorial race - "Doc vs.

55:18 minutes (50.63 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 07/15/2010

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Thu, 07/15/2010

Portland City Council voted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board.  Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? Voices from the Edge Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann talk about this new development. 

54:50 minutes (50.21 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/20/10

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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the fracas between the NAACP and the Teabaggers.

This just in: some members of the Tea Party movement have said racist things in public, and displayed racist slogans and images at public events. This is apparently completely acceptable in conservative circles. What's not acceptable, it seems, is pointing out the public racism when it happens.

A dustup between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement throws the racist streak in modern conservatism into stark, ugly relief. It's the next chapter in a sordid tale that predates our Republic. But the good news? The Tea Party's visible virulence is proof that things are getting better.

Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/04/2010
54:34 minutes (37.46 MB)

Positively Revolting on 07/16/10

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Fri, 07/16/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What do prisons cost us? Join us for a discussion of abolishing prisons.

In honor of Bastille Day, Positively Revolting focuses on the insanity of the Prison Industrial Complex.  When it comes to locking up its citizen's, the US is #1!  

Join Ani and her guest from the November Coalition, as they discuss prison abolition, and the failed drug war.

Your calls are welcome at 503-231-8187.  Call in with your thoughts on the role of prisons in a free society, and how we can achieve true safety.

 

The Melting Pot on 07/20/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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FEATURED ARTIST ~ BLOCKHEAD: Interview, Live Mix, & More

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/13/10

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Who needs facts when you've got opinions?

Facts? Don't bother me with the facts. An article from the Boston Globe discusses the ramifications of a University of Michigan study which shows that reality has very little bearing on one's deeply held opinions, whether right or wrong. In fact (so to speak), the study suggests a perverse tendency to cling even more tightly to one's beliefs whenever reality proves to be inconvenient.

With Joe on vacation, Abe probes the murky waters where faith and fact overlap.

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