Politics

Great Blue Heron Week - Portland's Official Bird

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009

 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

The Great Blue Heron has been Portland's official city bird since 1986.

56:23 minutes (25.81 MB)

Political Perspectives on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home.  Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC.  They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.

Flashpoints on 05/20/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A special report on the appointment of former President Bill Clinton as a U.N. envoy to Haiti, an interview with the sister of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis on an international day devoted to saving his life, and Laila Al Arian and Chris Hedges discuss their book "Collateral Damage.

Race and Recession

 

imageThe 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.

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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program date: 
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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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
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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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
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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program date: 
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)
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