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Olympic Resistance for Vancouver Canada

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/04/2010

 
Activists across the Pacific Northwest have been organizing for months to oppose the Winter Olympics scheduled for this February in Vancouver Canada. The slogan of the anti-Olympics campaign is ‘No Olympics on stolen native land’. Nat Marshik of the Olympic Resistance Network explained this slogan in a talk yesterday at Portland State University:
  1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

Good Sista Bad Sista: Talking Mess on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Photo of Fayemi Shakur, Sundiata Acoli and Hasan Salaam

Episode 7: Political Prisoners and the Criminalization of Dissent

Activist and journalist  Fayemi Shakur, who is Sundiata’s support coordinator and Hasan Salaam, a political hip-hop artist and organizer join are our guests for this episode.

Voices from the Edge on 01/07/10

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Thu, 01/07/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

 

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

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Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

American Privacy:Interview with Historian & Author Frederick S. Lane

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 12/24/2009

The Right To Privacy. What does it mean in a an age of Computers, Facebook, Commercial Databases and Government Spying? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and historian and author Frederick S. Lane as they discuss his new book American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right.

29:22 minutes (26.89 MB)

Palestinian Christians speak in Portland

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Thu, 12/24/2009

Christians around the world are gathering to prepare for Christmas. But in Bethlehem, where the Christian religion began, the population lives under a military occupation, and surrounded by a Wall.

Two Palestinian Christians, one from Nazareth, and one from Bethlehem, spoke recently at the Portland Central Library about their lives.
 
This hour, we will listen to the stories of these two Palestinian Christians - Hala Gores and Saed Bannoura.
49:13 minutes (45.07 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/09

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Wed, 12/30/2009 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Israel's Gaza Invasion - one year later

Israel's Gaza Invasion: One year later

After a devastating Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 27, 2008 - Jan. 20, 2009 which resulted in over 1400 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 5 Israelis killed by Palestinians, the population of Gaza has been unable to rebuild the 20,000 destroyed homes and buildings due to an ongoing Israeli-imposed siege.  A year after the attack, we look at what role the US has played in the ongoing assault on Gaza, the solidarity marches which will be arriving at the Gaza border as we speak, and examine the history of the refugee population of the Gaza Strip.  Tune in from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30th, for our all day special on Gaza.

Voices from the Edge on 12/24/09

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Thu, 12/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are we any closer to real health care reform?

Are we any closer to real health care reform?

The U.S. Senate has set an 8 am vote on its health care reform bill. Senate Majority Harry Reid has secured his 60 votes, but at what cost to health care reform?

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