Politics

This Fourth of July, Let's Forget What The Founders Would Think

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Mon, 07/04/2011

 Joe reads from Joshua Holland's July 1st Alternet essay about the over-blown importance of what 18th Century men might think about our world today.

2:51 minutes (2.62 MB)

Food-Stamps: an effective program that we can't afford to cut

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Mon, 07/04/2011

Joe talks with Jessica Chanay of Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon about the food-stamps program, its importance for recipients and society at large, and what it would mean if we applied 1996 Welfare Reform type cuts to it, as current legislators want to.

 
7:56 minutes (7.26 MB)

Jane Collins: welfare and the working-poor

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Mon, 07/04/2011

 Bill and Jane talk about the relationship between welfare and the working-poor, paying special attention to working-mothers in Jane's research. Jane says she and her colleagues have wanted to know how the relationship between government, families and business has changed to affect the division of labor she and feminists call "social reproduction" - basically getting people into the next generation. She laments that a lot of people in government today seem to think that tax-payers arrive on the scene fully developed and ready to work. Jane hopes to dislodge that assumption and show that children and adults need many things - like healthcare, childcare and the flexibility to take care of personal crises - secured by their community to flourish individually.

19:47 minutes (18.12 MB)

Thomas Doyle Part Two: Radically Changing The Church

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Mon, 07/04/2011

Last week Bill and Tom talked about sex-abuse in the Church, resistance to dealing with it by leadership. When Bill asks Tom what he'd do if he was Pope, Tom says he'd get rid of the monarchial form of the Church. Tom describes the way that the monarchies of the past constrained the way the Church developed. People are tired of the hierarchy, which insulates the sex-abuse, but the Church remains officially terrified by democracy and liberation theology. 

8:32 minutes (7.81 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/04/11

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ward Churchill on War, Genocide and Politics

Scholar, author, and activist Ward Churchill on "War, Genocide and Politics"

When a small activist group decided to invite controversial professor Ward Churchill to speak in Grand Junction CO on Memorial Day, they ignited a firestorm of opposition. The local paper called for protest, the Unitarian Church canceled the venue, and the local Tea Party, united in their opposition to what Churchill would say even before he said anything, split over his right to say anything at all.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/04/11

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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welfare & the working poor, cutting food-stamps, Church sex-abuse, the American Dream

On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

South Asian Americans Leading Together: Deepa Iyer and Afshan Khoja

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/01/2011

In light of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world has been reflecting on the upcoming ten-year anniversary of September 11lth. While Sarika Mehta was visiting Washington, DC, she sat down with Deepa Iyer and Afshan Khoja from the community activist organization, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Deepa discussed how September 11th has impacted the South Asian community in the US, as well as other minorities.

19:15 minutes (17.62 MB)

Gentrification in Northeast Portland

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Wed, 06/29/2011

 Host Lisa Loving’s guests are Imani Muhammad of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, and The Oregonian's Nikole Hannah-Jones, talking about a special event: Just the Facts, featuring Oregonian reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in a community conversation on her research about Northeast Portland gentrification.

54:28 minutes (24.94 MB)

Sometimes, we get one right! Way to go, New York! Gay Marriage is now Legal.

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Tue, 06/28/2011

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

Way to go, New York! Sometimes the good guys win. Despite America's many sins down through the years, true equality inches closer all the time.

57:20 minutes (26.24 MB)
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