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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/21/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mr. President: With Joe on leave, Abe looks at the 7-decade growth of executive power in the U.S.

It's been nearly 70 years since the U.S. Congress has declared war. The current administration has enshrined and deepened the surveillance state first ushered in under the auspices of the Cold War and the War on Drugs, and then imposed under G.W. Bush's War on Terror. Once-inviolable rights to counsel, swift trial, due process, security from search and seizure, and habeas corpus have been rendered insubstantial.

Positively Revolting 06-17-11 David Cobb

program date: 
Fri, 06/17/2011

Ani & Lyn spoke with guest David Cobb about his Move to Amend event, the scourge of corporate power and personhood, and ways communities can fight back against corporate power.

Part of the plan is for folks to be willing to disobey and resist.

Listeners shared their plans for resistance and/or questions with David.

57:29 minutes (52.64 MB)

Voices From Edge 06-16-11 RANTS Edition!

program date: 
Thu, 06/16/2011

This week's "Rant" edition topics included Commissioner Fish's response to the housing audit, the attempt by the legislature to make it easier to conceal campaign contributions and money spent on the Columbia River Crossing and more.  Listeners joined the conversation with their rants.

54:49 minutes (50.19 MB)

Fear not, citizen, the President has your interests at heart. That's why he's wooing Wall Street.

program date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is off for the Summer...)

 

55:45 minutes (25.53 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/14/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Fear not, citizen, the President has your interests at heart. That's why he's wooing Wall Street.

It's been estimated that the winner of the 2012 presidential election will need to spend $1 billion to do it. In 2008, the financial sector, realizing it had been the catalyst for the economic meltdown, realized Barack Obama was a winner and decided to back him. This time around, he's making sure they back him again.

Voices from the Edge on 06-09-11 Oregon's Foreclosure Crisis

program date: 
Thu, 06/09/2011

Foreclosure filings are soaring and lawmakers are balking.  Voices from the Edge hosts JoAnne & Dave talk with Economic Fairness Oregon's Angela Martin about what needs to happen to protect Oregonians from the foreclosure tsunami.

54:47 minutes (50.16 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/07/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.

The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.

It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.

Physicians for a National Health Program & Medicare for All

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Dr. Garrett Adams testifies to the impact that Medicare made on the populations it served when it was first implemented in the 1960s, and makes a case against medical privatization and for expanding Medicare for all. Rather than an essential feature of public management, it's suggested that private interests seeking to profit off the delivery of medical care are what create obscene bureacracy and high costs.

Dr. Adams is president of Physicians for a National Health Program and specialist in pediatric infectious epidemiology.
 

15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)
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