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Political Perspectives on 04/13/11

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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Stopping Wage Theft in Oregon

Host Carlos Chavez reports from a Town Hall to Stop Wage Theft, which was organized by the Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft on April 7th. Workers and other community members shared their stories about the impact of wage theft.  The coalition wants the legislature to pass laws to protect workers. There are several different measures in the House right now.

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More Talk Radio on 04/18/11

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fight foreclosure and support our communities

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Nancie Koerber of the non-profit organization Good Grief America which works to fight foreclosure and support our communities.

Housing was the vehicle that Wall Street used to drain the life out of America.  The result has caused record unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness and the unweaving of our community fiber.  All linked to this issue are increased suicides, divorces, bankruptcies, and small business failure.  Our community services such as food stamps, unemployment, foster care, homeless shelters and many others are over burdened and unable to meet the needs of struggling families. 

A special hour-long Presswatch

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.

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55:20 minutes (25.33 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/07/11

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Thu, 04/07/2011

Harming poor kids: a look at Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed "reform" of TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, better known as TANF, provides poor families with cash assistance for basic necessities while also offering parents job training to get them into the workforce. Even in the best of economic times, it is an essential safety net for thousands of Oregon families. Governor Kitzhaber is proposing what has been called "draconian" changes to the program that would limit eligibility, reduce an already meager cash payment and impose an 18-month lifetime limit in the midst of a recession marked by record long-term unemployment. While the governor's plan may cut TANF costs, it may also swell the ranks of homeless families and children in foster care.

54:14 minutes (49.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/07/11

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Harming poor kids: a look at Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed "reform" of TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, better known as TANF, provides poor families with cash assistance for basic necessities while also offering parents job training to get them into the workforce. Even in the best of economic times, it is an essential safety net for thousands of Oregon families.

A Primer In Class Struggle

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Mon, 04/04/2011

Hasn't Marx been proven wrong countless times by ALL the economists? Isn't it the Europeans who are held back by class, while Americans transcend class?

Michael Schwalbe, a sociology professor at University of North Carolina, begs to differ and explains how class-struggle STILL marks many different aspects of our social institutions and everday life. Tom Becker reads his "Primer in Class Struggle," which can be found on the Common Dreams website

7:02 minutes (6.44 MB)

Movie Moles: Mildred Pierce (2011)

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Mon, 04/04/2011

 Mildred Pierce was a 1941 novel by James M Cain set in 1930 America and follows Mildred Pierce's struggle to support her family when she kicks out her cheating, unemployed husband. The 1945 movie-version adds a noir murder-mystery to the story, while this newer one, directed by Todd Hains, goes back to the novel, eliminating the noir elements and emphasizes the Great Depression setting.

10:52 minutes (9.96 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-31-11 Sex Trafficking

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Thu, 03/31/2011

Oregon lawmakers are considering several bills aimed at sex-trafficking, including tougher sentences and fines, publicizing names of johns, and detention of child prostitutes. This week, Jo Ann and Dave took a look at these bills and at other strategies for stopping sexual exploitation of Oregon youth. 

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55:04 minutes (50.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/05/11

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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At least they're consistent. Abe and Joe look at the GOP's latest assault on women.

 They're as predictable as the tides. Back in control of the U.S. House and statehouses across the land, the Republicans have returned to their age-old crusade -- smacking down uppity women everywhere. Abe and Joe look at the landslide of new laws and pending legislation  that is chipping away at women's equality and reproductive rights.

In the end, though, it all down to the same old patriarchal song -- fear of sexuality and fear of women.

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