Legislation

Old Mole Variety Hour February 6th

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Mon, 02/06/2012

 

Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which because of membership drive breaks shows up as being about30% shorter than normal. We hear about the crack-down on ethnic studies in Arizona, about what's going on in Jobs with Justice, and a review of The Intuitionist. In the middle of the show, we heard Pete Seeger's rendition of Ralph Chaplin's "Commonwealth of Toil" from the Wobbly Little Red Songbook.

 

38:46 minutes (26.62 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02-02-12 The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

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Thu, 02/02/2012

The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

At last month's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, austerity was repeated like a mantra by bankers, economists and politicians. The idea that governments, like families, must cut back when income declines is so entrenched in the public discourse that few in public office or the media are willing to challenge it. Yet the austerity mantra ignores the basic economic principle that "spending equals income and income equals spending." Cutting spending means income will fall, yet in this election year, our leaders continue to push for firing teachers, firefighters, government clerks and others without heeding the consequences on our economy.

43:07 minutes (39.48 MB)

What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

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Wed, 02/01/2012

 Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

54:47 minutes (50.17 MB)

Talk Radio on 02/01/12

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Wed, 02/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

If the current GOP presidential primary campaign is remembered for nothing else, it will be known for the meteoric rise of the "anti-contraception conservatives."

• Rick Santorum thinks states should have the power to ban family planning.

• Mitt Romney wants to eliminate funding for Title X, which helps to provides low-income women with access to family planning and reproductive health services.

• Rick Perry proudly trumpeted the fact that Texas had slashed state support for family planning clinics by two-thirds.

The slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

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Tue, 01/31/2012

  Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

55:58 minutes (51.25 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/02/12

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Thu, 02/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

The case against austerity: A conversation with David Cay Johnston

At last month's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, austerity was repeated like a mantra by bankers, economists and politicians. The idea that governments, like families, must cut back when income declines is so entrenched in the public discourse that few in public office or the media are willing to challenge it. Yet the austerity mantra ignores the basic economic principle that "spending equals income and income equals spending." Cutting spending means income will fall, yet in this election year, our leaders continue to push for firing teachers, firefighters, government clerks and others without heeding the consequences on our economy.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/31/12

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Tue, 01/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

 Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

War Dollars Home Resolution Succeeds at Portland City Council Level

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Evening News
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Fri, 01/27/2012

A coalition of local peace groups has proposed a resolution to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to “Bring the War Dollars Home”.


The group recently succeeded in passing a resolution at the Portland City Council, and say they hope the Countywide effort will make an impact both locally and at the federal level.
Campaign Organizer's, Maxine Fookson and Curt Bell speak more on the subject.

Additional information on the national effort can be found on pprc-news.org/.

 

2:08 minutes (1.95 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01-26-12 Life in and after a cult

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Thu, 01/26/2012

Life in and after a cult: A conversation with a former member of "The Move"

Sam Fife began offering his vision of divine rule on earth in his small New Orleans church in the 1960s. By 1979, when Fife died in an airplane crash, The Move of the Spirit had grown into an international ministry that included thousands, many living separated from society in communal farms. The Move taught that members were creating a society in which people were free to hear and be led by divine prophecy. Ex-members, however, paint a different picture: a corrupt system of leadership that used physical, sexual and psychological abuse to maintain control.

55:10 minutes (50.52 MB)

Renewable Energy: It's not a pipe dream!

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 01/25/2012

What would it take to get off fossil fuels entirely, and to power the planet with renewables by 2030? What strides are being made in Oregon? In Portland?

56:15 minutes (25.75 MB)
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