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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: BaseRoots Theatre Company and VOX

TONIGHT is a special Community Spotlight featuring our friends from BaseRoots Theatre Company, Bobby Bermea & Anya Pearson and from VOX, Eric Hull.

Hear them share their experiences during the collaboration of "My Soul Grown Deep", premiering tonight at 7 pm!

Artistic Director, Bobby Bermea, describes the performance event well:

Will Oregon be first to end prohibition of cannabis?

Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/25/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks Paul Stanford and Jennifer Alexander who are working to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on the November, 2012 ballot. If passed this initiative would legalize the purchase of marijuana (through state licensed stores), license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and permit adults to grow their own. The act would also allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

The 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

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Tue, 05/24/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Robert Whitaker on the astonishing rise of mental illness in America

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/09/2011

 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in AmericaRobert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail.

38:28 minutes (17.61 MB)

Voices from the Edge 05-19-11 How well do we support those with mental illness?

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Thu, 05/19/2011

How well do we support those with mental illness?

An estimated 137,000 Oregonians suffer from serious mental illness and nearly 39,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. How well do we support these individuals and their families?

Oregon's public mental health system provides services to only 43 percent of adults who live with serious mental illnesses, spending only $117 per capita or 2.1 percent of total state spending. With the legislature struggling with budget cuts, how will mental health services fare?

55:48 minutes (51.09 MB)

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

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Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/24/11

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hey! Get off your ass for the 11th annual Village Building Convergence!


The City Repair Projects's Mark Lakeman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming 11th annual Village Building Convergence, set for May 27-June 5 at more than 40 sites throughout the city. Portlanders will come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics and much more.



The theme for the 2011 Convergence is "Urban Alchemy," described as "the exploration of positive change in communities." To learn more about the Convergence and City Repair Project , visit

Recovery Zone on 05/25/11

Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Paul Stanford on petition drive for Oregon Cannibis Tax Act 2012

 Will Oregon be the first state to end the prohibition of cannabis?  Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Paul Stanford, Chief Petitioner for Initiative Number 9  which is the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012. This initiative would regulate the legal sale of marijuana to adults through state-licensed stores, allow adults to grow their own, license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food. Initiative organizers have until July 7, 2012 to gather 90,000 registered Oregon voters' signatures to qualify for the November 6, 2012 ballot. 

A Deeper Look on 05/26/11

A Deeper Look
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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WikiLeaks and Guantanamo What Can We Learn?

Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files

On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Tune in to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.

Free-For-All in the kabuki theater that passes for American political discourse

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Tue, 05/17/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor


It might seem hard to believe, but the kabuki theater that passes for the American political discourse has been even stranger of late than it usually is. Abe and Joe survey the absurd state of the empire, while Joe shares a laundry list of important upcoming events.

57:13 minutes (26.2 MB)
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