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Shalom Portland on 12/04/09

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Fri, 12/04/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

 

A Deeper Look on 11/25/09

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 11/25/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Andy Worthington; Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund speks with journalist and author Andy Worthington about his new documentary film, "Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo."  They also discuss recent Obama decisions on Detainee Trials.

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog on the Sad State of the Health Care Debacle

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Tue, 11/24/2009

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris 

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate.  Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

54:56 minutes (25.15 MB)

Flashpoints on 11/24/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with students from UC Berkeley who are protesting the University of California's 32 percent fee increase. Robert Knight reports on the case of incarcerated attorney Lynn Stewart, and Dennis Bernstein interviews her partner Ralph Pointer. And Dennis speaks with Emily Kunstler. She and her sister made a film about their father, the late civil rights attorney William Kunstler. It's called "William Kunstler Disturbing the Universe."

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/24/09

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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate. Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.

With President Obama and the Congressional Democrats committed to passing some sort of health care bill -- regardless of whether it's worth a damn -- this is shaping up to be another in a long line of wasted opportunities. Once again, the guys with the gold are making the rules.

Taxes and Jobs

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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Do higher taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals drive down investment and cost us jobs?  Not at all, according to Karen Kraut of United for a Fair Economy in this wide-ranging discussion with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  In fact, higher taxes keep surplus wealth out of the finance casino and puts it to work in the real economy.  The conversation is specific to Oregon where the modest tax increases on the rich and on comporations will be up for voter approval in January.  Kraut also recommends this website relating to Oregon.

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

The Yes Men Fix The World

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Radiozine
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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Sue Ammeter from the Washington Council of the Blind Advocacy Committee on discrimination against people with disabilities.

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Sounds of Awareness
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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Sue Ammeter who currently chairs the Washington Council of the Blind Advocacy Committee and the Health Issues Task Force. She formerly worked with the Human Rights Commissionand served as an ADA trainer. They discuss discrimination as it relates to people with disabilities.

28:01 minutes (25.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/19/09

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Thu, 11/19/2009

Building new community journalism

Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting. How can our democratic institutions thrive if our citizens can't found out what is happening in their community.

55:43 minutes (51.02 MB)

Michael Ruppert talks about new film: "Collapse"

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 11/19/2009

 

26:07 minutes (11.96 MB)
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