Politics

Voices from the Edge on 07/29/2010

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Thu, 07/29/2010

Oregon House District 43 is one of the most diverse in the state.  It also faces some of the biggest challenges:  high unemployment, high rates of police misconduct, high displacement from gentrification.

This week Dave and Jo Ann talked with State Rep. Lew Frederick about what role the state can play in addressing some of these problems. 

53:24 minutes (48.89 MB)

James Chasse Jr. Independent Review Report to Portland City Council

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Evening News
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Thu, 07/29/2010

On Wednesday, July 28th the City of Portland paid a settlement to the family of James Chasse Jr. in response to his in-custody death at the hands of the three Portland Police officers.  The Office of Independent Review gave a report to the Portland City Council outline some issues and suggested changes... KBOO's James Dixon brings us the report from the council meeting.

7:05 minutes (6.49 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour July 26th

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Mon, 07/26/2010

Today's show, hosted by Tom Becker, featured three interviews on green economics, transnational identies in the United States, and the political import of late '70s British music. Related to that last theme, you will hear through out the show music selected by Denise Morris from The Clash "Guns of Brixton", XTC "Respectable Street" and Selector "Too Much Pressure". For specific segments click the links below, and for the whole show click the play button just under them.

57:25 minutes (52.57 MB)

British Punk Under Thatcher

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Mon, 07/26/2010

Denise Morris talks with our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan, about British music in the late '70s. Brad explains the way punk, dance and two-tone music helped organize a new generation of young British radicals.

 

Update: A missing portion of Brad's commentary on The Specials has been restored. Cue up to about 12-minutes in to hear it!

15:19 minutes (7.01 MB)

Portland Youth Summit 2010

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Wed, 07/28/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guests are representatives from the Portland Youth Summit 2010

   Imani Muhammad 

   Benji Pachino

   J. C. Cordeta

56:14 minutes (25.75 MB)

Are the Wiki Leaks Afghanistan revelations this generation's Pentagon Papers?

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Tue, 07/27/2010

 A leak of classified military documents about the War in Afghanistan brings up serious issues about the U.S. military's mission there, and begs a simple, direct question: Isn't it time to leave?

56:20 minutes (25.79 MB)

Interview with Audubon Society regarding West Hayden Island Development

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/28/2010

West Hayden Island, 800 acres of undeveloped land that currently serves priamarily used as natural habitat. Now the City of Portland is proposing to annex the property and develop 300 acres to expand the Port of Portland. Environmentalists like Bob Sallinger, of the Audubon Society of Portland have major problems with the proposal.

 There will be a public hearing on this issue Thursday, July 29th 6 pm at Portland City Hall.

In this interview with Bob Sallinger Jacob Anderson-Minshall discusses the project in detail and learns what the costs will be and how claims of job growth are exagerated.

14:22 minutes (3.29 MB)

Controversial Plan to Annex & Develop West Hayden Island

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/28/2010

West Hayden Island, 800 acres of undeveloped land that currently serves priamarily used as natural habitat. Now the City of Portland is proposing to annex the property and develop 300 acres to expand the Port of Portland. Environmentalists like Bob Sallinger, of the Audubon Society of Portland have major problems with the proposal.

 There will be a public hearing on this issue Thursday, July 29th 6 pm at Portland City Hall.

4:53 minutes (4.47 MB)

From Greed to Green

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Tue, 07/27/2010

Bill Resnick talks with Charles Derber about his book "From Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy." Derber says, if the relatively mainstream, working-class Boston suburb where he lives can get excited about implamenting green technology and policies, so can the rest of the country. Derber's message is fundamentally optimistic, and he explains why.

21:46 minutes (19.93 MB)
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