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Privatizing the Post Office

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Mon, 06/28/2010

 Services that we used to count on from the US Postal Service have been increasingly taken over by private companies such as UPS and FedEx.  Jim Cook, a long time postal worker and President of the Portland branch of the Letter Carriers Union, discusses what we lose as a result (Saturday deliveries are on the chopping block!) and how the Postal Service could be brought into the age of electronic communication.  

Get involved:  There will be an informational picket on Thursday, July 1, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm in front of the main Post Office at NW Broadway and Hoyt.   

16:31 minutes (9.46 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."

We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.

 

Labor questions County Commission, Dist. 2 candidates

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Mon, 06/28/2010

Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge questions Loretta Smith and Karol Collymore, candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2.

11:18 minutes (15.52 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy

Domestic workers win a Bill of Rights...and...Oregon students join with university staff to fight privatization

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Mon, 06/21/2010

This month brought exciting news for New York State's 200,000 domestic workers: After years of struggle, they have passed a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights through both houses of the state legislature.  For the first time ever in the United States, domestic workers will have the right to sick days, holidays, vacation, overtime, and notice of termination.

29:29 minutes (11.81 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

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Thu, 06/17/2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

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55:02 minutes (50.39 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/22/10

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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.

A study commissioned by a consortium of Northwestern public radio stations says that a majority of Northwesterners -- Oregonians, Washingtonians and Idahoans, or whatever they call themselves -- agree with the anti-immigrant law passed recently in Arizona. In Oregon, that support is at 61 percent.

What does it mean? Is anti-immigrant sentiment more widespread than we thought? And what is that sentiment exactly? Fear, born of cultural ignorance? Economic anxiety? Good ol' racism? A toxic brew of all three? With Joe on vacation, Abe leads the discussion.

French School teachers struggle for union recognition

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Mon, 06/28/2010

Massene Mboup, teacher and union activist at the Portland French School is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge.  Mboup, with a background of union leadership in his native Senegal, details management intimidation tactics, including deportation threats to this largely immigrant workforce.  Two of the Associated French School Employee leaders have been fired as the struggle heats up.

16:54 minutes (23.22 MB)
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