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Voices from the Edge on 04-19-12 Sexual assault and homeless women

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Thu, 04/19/2012

Sexual assault and homeless women: Addressing an ignored link

Women in an abusive relationship are often forced to choose between abuse at home or life on the streets. Demand far outstrips the supply of affordable housing or shelter space. A 2006 U.S. Conference of Mayors report found that 29 percent of shelter requests by homeless families were denied due to lack of resources. The link between domestic violence and homelessness is well documented. A recent study in Massachusetts found that 92 percent of homeless women had experience severe physical or sexual assault at some point in their life.

57:39 minutes (52.79 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/19/12

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Thu, 04/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sexual assault and homeless women: Addressing an ignored link

Sexual assault and homeless women: Addressing an ignored link

Women in an abusive relationship are often forced to choose between abuse at home or life on the streets. Demand far outstrips the supply of affordable housing or shelter space. A 2006 U.S. Conference of Mayors report found that 29 percent of shelter requests by homeless families were denied due to lack of resources. The link between domestic violence and homelessness is well documented. A recent study in Massachusetts found that 92 percent of homeless women had experience severe physical or sexual assault at some point in their life.

Alternative Radio on 04/17/12

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thomas Frank on "Ideology Over Reality"

Thomas Frank – Ideology Over Reality (lecture)

Ideology is a set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political and economic system. It can evolve in strange ways to the point where evidence and facts are not only irrelevant but are treated with scorn and derision. In its distorted form, its followers adopt rigid fundamentalist positions. Anyone who challenges the groupthink is a heretic, a non-believer. In the United States for example, the dominant narrative is that its foreign policy is altruistic and based on good intentions. When things go wrong, it’s the people we are trying to help, like those ungrateful Afghans, who mess things up. Domestically the so-called free market takes on near theological trappings. Reality is replaced by fantasies.

Old Mole Variety Hour April 16th, 2012

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Mon, 04/16/2012

                 Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole Variety Hour and with musical interludes from Leonard Cohen we hear:

 

57:02 minutes (52.21 MB)

Our Dysfunctional Constitution and Alternative Democracies

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Mon, 04/16/2012

Tom Becker reads  David Michael Green's CounterPunch essay: "A Very Sick Country: deep maladies of the body politic". Green argues that, while it's not all bad, core features of the American political system -- the president, the electoral system, judicial review, state ownership and the separations of powers -- are either counterproductive to democracy or at best antiquated. He then goes on to make the case for a unitary parlimentary government, like most of the rest of the democratic world uses.

8:20 minutes (7.63 MB)

Portland Reviews Climate Action Plan

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/11/2012

City Officials recieved a report checking up on the progress of several environmental projects around Portland this morning.

KBOO's Zeke Harrington has more.

3:23 minutes (1.55 MB)

Your government wants to see you naked. Abe and Joe discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling.

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Wed, 04/11/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

56:58 minutes (52.16 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/10/12

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Your government wants to see you naked. Abe and Joe discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling.

Justice may be blind, but your government wants to see you naked. Last week's Supreme Court ruling in Florence v. Bd. of Chosen Freeholders lets law enforcement impose a strip search for virtually any offense. It's another nail in the coffin for the 4th Amendment, and part of the nascent security state which, rather than being pared back in the post-Bush era, is only becoming more firmly entrenched. Abe and Joe take a closer look.

APA Compass on 04/06/12

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APA Compass
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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass

Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, April 6, 2012, at 9 A.M.  We'll have a provocative roundtable discussion about the Coalition of Communities of Color's "Unsettling Report" on the Asian Pacific Islander Community in Multnomah County.  Surprisingly, the local API community is worse off than that of Seattle or the nation, and we'll discuss why with Prof. Ann Curry-Stevens, June Arima Schumann, and Rev.

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