Politics

Voices from the Edge on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

Thursday May 21: The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Seth Wessler, an analyst with Applied Research Center, believes the same structural causes of racial disparity are also at the root of an economic crisis affecting all Americans. In his recently released Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules, Wessler presents the numbers as well as the personal stories that reveal the root causes of racial inequity and proposes the path to an inclusive recovery. This Thursday, Jo Ann and Dave will talk with Wessler about his findings and recommendations.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line to become a part of the Voices discussion.

Best Recent Political Books

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Mon, 05/11/2009

BEST RECENT POLITICAL BOOKS SPECIAL

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher and Kathleen Stephenson discuss best recent political books, which will be available as thank you gifts to those of you who pledge during the show. We'll hear excerpts from interviews with these writers:

Geoffrey Miller, author of "Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior"

Reza Aslan, author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: God Globalization and the End of the War on Terror."

Michelle Goldberg, author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World"

29:45 minutes (27.24 MB)

Nuclear Provision in Climate Bill

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/13/2009

 

President Obama has promoted ‘alternative energy’ as a key part of his agenda.

To achieve that goal, some legislators in the US Congress have proposed a ‘Clean Energy Bank’ that would provide low-interest loans for new alternative energy projects.

But anti-nuclear groups have discovered a little-publicized provision in the bill that would allow unlimited loans for nuclear power plant construction.

2:48 minutes (2.57 MB)

Let's Connect the Torture Dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

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Mon, 05/18/2009

 Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.

55:49 minutes (25.56 MB)

Israeli Nuclear arms pose threat to Middle East.

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/17/2009

 

A recent study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies examined the possibility of an Israeli nuclear strike on Iran.

The study found that an Israeli show of force towards Iran is not entirely out of the question in the coming two years.

But neither Barack Obama nor Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned that possibility in their statements after today’s meeting of the two leaders.

3:25 minutes (3.14 MB)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Tue, 05/19/2009

Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, May 20th, 2009.
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The Habitat for Humanity Women's Build Committee meets the Third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Portland Habitat Office, 1478 NE Killingsworth.  The Women's Build Committee works on all aspects of the build, which includes the planning process, recruiting and managing volunteers, organizing events, and raising money.  If you are interested in learning more about the committee please contact the Habitat office to confirm meeting time and location. 503.287.9529.
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2:00 minutes (1.83 MB)

Dubya, Hammer of God

May 18, 2009

Remember, back in those nightmare years surrounding the initial invasion and occupation of Iraq? Remember when we would speculate, half in jest, that Dubya was an unhinged, end-times, Book-of-Revelation, whackjob war leader? That he was, ha-ha, doing God's work in smiting the infidels? That he was, snort, paving the way for the Apocalypse?

All of it was true.

It seems that Donald Rumsfeld, in those early days during and after the invasion, would submit to the President a daily intelligence briefing called the Worldwide Intelligence Update. On each cover was emblazoned a full-color hymn to American martial virtue, complete with appropriately smite-tacular Biblical verse.

I kid you not. Bush was EVERY INCH the nutjob avenging Warrior of God we imagined him to be in our dark satiric daydreams.

These people need to go to jail.

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/19/09

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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.

Political Perspectives on 05/19/09

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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Lyn Moelich speaks with storyteller and scholar of mythology Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about his performance tonight in Portland called "This Darkness Is Your Candle: Ecstatic Poetry and Sacred Music. It's a night of poetry from Rumi and Hafiz with sacred music by Michael Meade and the Qadim Ensemble.  Portland, OR ~ Tuesday, May 19 ~ 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church ~ 1011 SW 12th Ave

 

 Also Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Geoffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, about evolutionary psychology and the study of human mental adaptations for judgment, decision making and conduct as it relates to social and sexual behaviors.  Miller's latest book is "Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior." He says our consumer choices are dictated not by our desire to feel good, but rather to look good. He speaks tomorrow night, May 20th, as part of the Illahee Lecture Series in Portland.

And Kathleen Stephenson interviews Reza Aslan, author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror." Aslan is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He says you win a cosmic war by refusing to fight one. Reza Aslan is speaking at Powell's Books on Burnside tonight, May 19th.  http://rezaaslan.com/cosmicwar.html

Flashpoints on 05/15/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Commemorating the 61st anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, Flashpoints plays excerpts from the hard-hitting documentary "Occupation 101," which takes listeners through the chronology of dispossession and military occupation in Palestine.

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