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Voices from the Edge: Is the party really over? Alberta Street Last Thursday.

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Thu, 08/19/2010

Is the party really over?  JoAnne and Dave discussed Alberta Street Last Thursday in NE Portland.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (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.

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the billionaire backers of the Tea Party movement.

The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.

But what if they have friends in high places? A bombshell article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker paints a vivid portrait of two such highly-placed friends. David and Charles Koch, the patriarch sublings of Koch Industries, are philanthropists of note -- and also deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party and other conservative causes. Abe and Joe delve into the New Yorker piece and discuss the role of big money in today's discourse.

Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show

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Fri, 08/27/2010

Maire Cullen hosts a pilot edition of "Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show," for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome. 

54:01 minutes (24.73 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/27/10

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Fri, 08/27/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show

Maire Cullen hosts a pilot edition of "Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show," for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome.

Tri-Met: What's Good, What's Bad, What's Different Lately, and What's Needed NOW?

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Tue, 08/24/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today, we'll debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

55:19 minutes (25.33 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/24/10

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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

Portland! Such a livable city! So easy to get around! Well, maybe not. With the discontinuation of decades of service to stops in a NW Portland neighborhood, Abe and Joe discuss whether Portland's public transportation system is making the grade.

APA Compass Ed Lin Snakes Cant Run

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/06/2010

APA Compass' Andrew Yeh interviews Ed Lin, author of three novels: Waylaid, This is a Bust, and Snakes Can't Run.  His work has been awarded two Asian American Literary Members' Choice Awards, the Booklist Editor's choice and Top Ten First Novel, and a Publisher's Weekly's starred review.  The last two novels are a series starring a Chinese-American police officer in New York City's chinatown.
 

18:27 minutes (16.89 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/17/10

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

It's summer. It's hot, it's sticky, and an election looms in November. What can we expect? Nearly halfway through President Obama's first term, what is the state of the American zeitgeist? Has the president delivered on his promise of hope and change? Are the Teabaggers worth taking seriously (no, really ...)? Have we shrugged off the toxic malaise of the Bush Years? What can we expect on Election Day?

And perhaps most importantly, do Abe and Joe have anything worth saying?

Islamic Center and Mosque at Ground Zero

About a decade ago, a friend and I visited the infamous Dachau concentration camp, just outside Munich Germany.   As a Jew the experience was intense and overwhelming.  We visited the barracks, gas chambers, crematorium, and later the cemetery where untold remains of hundreds of thousands of our people are buried. 

The last place we visited was a small chapel.  It was tastefully built in a way that you would not know it was not original to the site. Although it was clearly a church, perhaps run by a local monastic order, it was appropriate and welcoming to all.

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/2010

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Fri, 08/13/2010

This week Mayor Adams and other officials announced support for an "iconic" ten-lane bridge across the Columbia River.

What does the community really need?

Dave and JoAnne talked with members of the Third Bridge Now project about an alternative, they say relieves traffic congestion while preserving neighborhood livability and safety.

 

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