Politics

The Death of the New Deal - or - Obama's Tax Cut "Compromise"

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Tue, 12/14/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye

55:26 minutes (25.38 MB)

Food Show on 12/15/10

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Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
black farmers settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Harold McGee

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. We'll get an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House have passed versions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But does the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We'll discuss the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/14/10

Air date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Compromise = Giving the Republicans everything they hold dear.

 Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye.

Monday December 13th Evening News

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 12/13/2010

Our Production team for tonight’s newscast is Evan Tenenbaum and Brenda Escobar… Special thanks to reporter Dan Johnson… Our Engineer is Jeff Lovell …  The KBOO Interim Evening News Director is Rebecca Nay.

If you can't catch the whole broadcast, listen to these locally produced stories:

26:53 minutes (24.62 MB)

Joshua Holland: "The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy"

program date: 
Sun, 12/12/2010

Host Per Fagereng interviews Joshua Holland about his new book, THE FIFTEEN BIGGEST LIES ABOUT THE ECONOMY (AND EVERYTHING ELSE THE RIGHT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT TAXES, JOBS, AND CORPORATE AMERICA).  Joshua Holland exposes the most repeated, most publicized lies of the Right, and reveals their all-too-real consequences.

Joshua Holland is a senior writer and editor at AlterNet, responsible for coverage of the economy, globalization, and immigration. 

 

55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)

More Talk Radio on 12/13/10

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The intellectual influences that have shaped Obama's worldview

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview James Kloppenberg about his book "Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition."

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

29:43 minutes (20.41 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Iranian Human Rights Day 2010.

Two groups that face gross discrimination by the government in Iran as well as the society are religious and sexual minorities.  While these groups do not threaten the government establishment in a political way, they are still subject to silent violations of their human rights.  Followers of Baha'i and Jewish faiths are accused of spying for Israel and their loyalty is questioned.  Their education and chances of participation in the regular life are extremely minimal, and in many cases they are denied equal opportunities.  The GLBT community are treated as outcasts by both the society and the gove

Talk Radio on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Upate on marijuana issues in Oregon

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Paul Stanford, founder of the Hemp & Cannabis Foundation, about medical marijuana, hemp and cannibis.

Grace Paley Birthday Memorial Tribute

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 12/09/2010

Writer, poet and activist Grace Paley's birthday is December 11 (born in 1922, she died in 2007). In honor of Grace Paley Between the Covers presents an interview with local author Judith Arcana, who is Grace Paley's biographer, as well as parts of memorial show produced by KBOO's Circle A Radio Collective on December 5th, 2007.  We’ll also hear archival recordings of Grace Paley reading her work.

28:49 minutes (26.38 MB)
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