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Debate over Congressional Measures to End Online Piracy Continues

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/19/2011

Oregon senator Ron Wyden is one of three lawmakers that introduced a bill today to protect the free and open internet while still enforcing copyright violations. The bill, known as the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade, or OPEN Act, provides an alternative to the controversial PROTECT Act currently under consideration in the Senate, and the SOPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act, in the house.
Those two Acts have been criticized for their plan to completely change the architecture of the internet in addition to imposing a censorship regime on all internet content.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Parker Higgins of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about this new bill.

 

4:26 minutes (4.06 MB)

Protesters Rally in Scappose to Prevent Post Office Shut Down

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/19/2011

The battle to keep Oregon’s rural post offices open continued today with a rally in Scappoose.
Although Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley on Friday claimed credit for saving twenty of Oregon’s post offices from closure, twenty one more are still scheduled to be shut down by the end of the year.
 

3:43 minutes (5.09 MB)

Group Canvasses North Portland to Save US Postal Service

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/20/2011

This week is the busiest week of the year for the US Postal Service. Despite all the business, the postal service is on the verge of bankruptcy because of a pre-funding mandate imposed by a lame-duck Congress in 2006. 

Here in Portland, a door-to-door canvassing group called Working America is taking up the cause of saving America's postal service. 

KBOO's Jamie Partridge has more on this story.

3:57 minutes (5.43 MB)

Kevin Card talks about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

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Tue, 12/20/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.

 
56:48 minutes (52 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/20/11

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Tue, 12/20/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Kevin Card joins Abe and Joe to talk about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.

 

Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 12/12/2011

 Bill Resnick is our host today with live coverage of the West Coast port shutdowns.  Bill talks with activists on the scene here in Portland and in Oakland.  Also on the show, the Movie Moles take us back in time to the politics of It's A Wonderful Life, Tom Becker reads a piece about why people fear atheism, and letter carrier and local union president Jim Cook explains why our Postal Service  is in danger.  Throughout the show, we hear holiday caroling from Wobbly members with lyrics updated to suit our mutinous times.  

56:15 minutes (32.19 MB)

Phony Crisis of the US Postal Service

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Mon, 12/12/2011

Jim Cook is engaged in a struggle to save the U.S. Postal Service from a crisis that may bring it down and leave all our mail in the hands of private corporations.  Here he talks with Bill Resnick about why the crisis is a fake and what needs to be done about it.  Jim is President of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers.   

8:01 minutes (4.59 MB)

10 Years that Shook San Francisco 1968-1978

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Wed, 12/07/2011

Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78 is A collection of first-person and historical essays spans the people’s history of San Francisco in the tumultuous decade from 1968, the year of the San Francisco State College strike, to 1978 and the twin traumas of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. This volume provides a broad look at the diverse ways those ten years shaped the world we live in today. From community gardening to environmental justice, gay rights and other identity-based social movements, anti-gentrification efforts, neighborhood arts programs and more, many of the initiatives whose origins are described here have taken root and spread far beyond San Francisco.

57:30 minutes (52.64 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12-08-11 How's your Government working for you?

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Thu, 12/08/2011

How's your Government working for you? Jo Ann and Dave discuss national and local issues, with callers, with a focus on the recent provision in the National Defense Authorization Act.

55:12 minutes (50.53 MB)
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