Joe Uris and Abe Proctor talk with (now former) presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich. (www.kucinich.us & www.kucinich.house.gov) Find out why he recently quit the race for President, his views on various hot topics, and his plans for congressional re-election.
Also, don't forget the Sandy Peace Vigil: First Anniversary, this Friday & Saturday, (Feb 1 & 2) across from Fred Meyer's on US 26 in Sandy. Read More HERE.
Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.
Today Joe Uris interviews Ron Buell, founding editor of the Willamette Week, about the growth of car culture, urban sprawl, and a critique of proposals for replacing versus repairing the Interstate-5 Freeway Bridge between Oregon and Washington.
Abe Proctor and Joe Uris interview Don West and Mark Ruska, pharmacists from the Lloyd Center Pharmacy about compounding prescriptions, the FDA, "big Pharma," the Board of Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals in our society.
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today their guest is Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder. (www.metro-region.org) He'll talk about his support for a new multi-billion dollar interstate bridge with light rail, extending the MAX Yellow Line from the Expo Center to an area about 40 blocks north of the Columbia River.
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today is a special fun-filled April Fool's version of the show. The guests are local actresses Francine Raften and Wendy Westerwelle, who are starring in a new play at Triangle Productions called "Jewish American Princess."
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview 3 of Portland's Mayoral candidates, and invite questions from the listening public. Today's candidates served up on the grill are Jeff Taylor, Kyle Burris and Sam Adams.
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.
Host Joe Uris entertains callers without Abe this week. Topics this week include FISA Courts and the Bush spy-on-citizens program; Iraq, the War, and Iraqi Oil Contracts; The Portland Naked Bike Ride; and the question "Is Barak Obama really Jimmy Carter or Abe Lincoln reincarnated?"
Host Joe Uris speaks with writer and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. Ehrenreich is also the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Barbara will be speaking at Powell’s City of Books at 1005 W. Burnside in Portland at 7:30PM on Wednesday, July 16th.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.
Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world. Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.
We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.
Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.
Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.
Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation." Because they can.
Host Joe Uris talks with listeners about proposed Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines in Oregon, the history and real meaning of the Russian/Georgian conflict and the Obama-Biden Democratic National Convention. A No-Holds-Barred discussion of Real Stuff in Real Time.
Host Joe Uris opens the lines for some political topics, starting with the police actions at the Republican National Convention, and a live interview with Will from Rising Tide, who is on the streets in Minneapolis. We get an update on the Liquid Natural Gas debacle from Susan in Mollala.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris start outwitha discussion on the current situation beween the US, Georgia and Russia. Then they change gears to examine the new Sweetheart of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk about the Trillion Dollar Bail Out being hammered out (and on) in Congress. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Is a taxpayer-funded bail-out option for failed speculators an integral part of Capitalism? Should it be? Listeners weigh in...
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cuss and discuss the latest election news and coverage, including a run-down of the various Oregon Ballot Measures. The cops are tracking your car's location with high tech cameras that log when and where your license plates appear. Be aware!!!
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor discuss current election issues. In the second half of the show they are joined by Thomas Powers, Pulitzer Prize winning contributor to the New York Review of Books. He'll talk about The New York Review of Books and Guardian America 2008 Election Tour to discuss the election campaign and the challenges and opportunities facing a new administration.
Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris and the listening audience share views on Politically Correct Holiday Greetings, the LNG pipeline that's about to decimate the Mt. Hood National Forest, and other topics of interest.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris bring to the fore: The War on Christmas; Public Transportation in general, and Tri-Met in particular; Throwing Shoes as Political Speech, and the latest scandal in Illinois Politics. Listeners weigh in on all of that, and MORE.
Paydirt, made in 1981, is a time capsule of the Northwest. Set in the lush hills of Newberg, PAYDIRT tells the story of Nancy (Lola Desmond), the great-granddaughter of an Oregon pioneer, who reclaims the family land to start a vineyard and winery. The dirty little secret is that her back-to-the-land fantasy is only possible if she grows a crop that actually generates cash: marijuana. The film features a cameo by David Lett, a pioneering Oregon winemaker. He died in October.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover many of the key points in Isreal's history, in an effort to understand how and why today's slaughter in Gaza came to be. Of course, several well-spoken listeners offer illumination on some events, and contrasting views on others.
Listener Laurie recommends the book The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan for a riveting story of the relationship between an exiled Palestinian family and the Israeli family that took over their house when they fled.
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor celebrate the Passing of the Bushies, and the arrival of Obama, with a list of Bush policies that have already been reversed by the incoming administration. Our stances on Torture, secret CIA prisons, Gitmo, Global Warming and the Environment have already been reversed, with more to come.
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor invite Amy Harwood from BARK and Olivia Schmidt from Columbia River Keeperto talk about LNG terminals at the Oregon Coast and LNG pipelines thru our farms and national forests.
Host Abe Proctor is already disappointed in Obama's performance, while Host Joe Uris thinks we need to give the man a little more time to settle in before calling him a Wimp on the tougher issues. Listeners weigh in on both sides.
Several listeners have let us know that they thought we were too hard on President Obama last week. Give him a break, they said. He's only been on the job a little while.
This week we aim to clear the air. Let's start by saying unequivocally that we're still in the president's camp, emphatically so. But we're still going to do what we said we would during the campaign -- call for Obama to do the right thing.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."
Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.
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.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers!!!
Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them.
One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder ofDr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed. The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners. Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.
The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.
Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest. First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness. He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional. He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
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Abe is on vacation today, so Joe Uris invites callers to share thoughts on the Health Care debate, Government programs in general, the Insurance industry, the War in Afghanistan, the Bush era Torture debacle, and the lack of Activism in these trying times.
Exciting News!!! Joe is Back from his summer vacation, and he's as full of vinegar as ever. Today, Joe played the song "Democracy" by Leonard Cohen, and suggested that the Progressive Left adopt it as their theme song. Watch the official Leonard Cohen Democracy Video on You Tube. Yes, Joe played all seven minutes...
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Abe wasn't here today, so Joe led the show thru 3 topics: The extreme costs of maintaining the Military Industrial Complex Portland Police recently paid $175,000 for Excessive Force in a police brutality law suit What are the problems in changing our Society for the better?
Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS. The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon. Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.
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.
Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the War in Afghanistan.
Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the War in Afghanistan. Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.
Chuck Sheketoff of the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks about Ballot Measures 66 and 67 Hosted by: Joe Uris (Abe Proctor is off today)
Chuck Sheketoff of the Oregon Center for Public Policy joins Abe and Joe to talk about Ballot Measures 66 & 67, both of which will go before voters in January's special election. The measures push a hot-button issue in American politics -- taxes.
It's an end-of-the-year grab bag as Abe and Joe toss around a number of hot topics, and then hand them off to callers. On the docket are the health care 'reform' bill, a study from Citizen Soldier on the mental health of our soldiers, and a friendly note from a listener.
Sooner or later, it had to happen. A terrorist attack would take place on President Obama's watch, and the wingnuts would bleat about his response to the End of the World as We Know It. As it happens, the attack consisted of a kid trying -- unsuccessfully -- to set his underpants on fire. Confronted with the reality of terrorism, the president -- appropriately -- responded cooly and logically.
Abe and Joe take a brief tour through the bloody history of Haiti, and discuss the obligations that the developed world has -- or should have -- toward the undeveloped world.
The calamity in Haiti has made one thing abundantly clear -- when a nation has been at the business end of colonialism for centuries, it's that much more difficult to react when disaster strikes. And when, like Haiti, a nation has the temerity to aspire to self-government by people of African descent, the disparity is even more striking.
With Joe back from a stint in a Turkish prison, Joe and Abe get back to the business of discussing all things political and newsy. In this case, Joe waxes eloquent about why foreign films are so much better than anything produced in the world of American cinema. Except for Animal House, which is a work of enduring genius.
Of course, the conversation turned more political than THAT!
Today, Joe talks about The Environment, Energy, Coal Mining, Nuclear Power, and More...
As usual, our listeners provided us with plenty of extra thinking material...
George (7:00) says to Google "The Carbon Footprint of Nuclear Energy"and see that there really is a significant carbon footprint from the mining, processing, transporting, construction of plants and storage of Uranium and it's entire support infrastructure.
But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.
For a few generations now, White Guys in America have been hearing footsteps -- female and nonwhite footsteps advancing relentlessly on the White Guys' exclusive clubhouse. This sense of creeping white unease has manifested itself in various ways over the years -- Nixon-era "states' rights," Reagan's crusade against "welfare moms," anti-immigrationism, and on and on -- and been skillfully exploited by leaders on the religious and political right.
Today's Guest is Nate Gulley from Common Cause, in to help examine Portland's homegrown, public-financed campaign system. Should we do away with Voter Owned Elections? Is there a better way for We The People to be heard over the din of our Corporate Powered Big Bucks flavored Free Speech?
The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.
The story of the 2010 midterms -- depending on your perspective -- is one of opportunity lost. President Obama and the Democrats were swept into office in 2008 on a wave of populist optimism, with all their stars aligned. The country seemed poised for a neo-Rooseveltian turnover, a new New Deal.
Host Joe Uris invites concerned NE Portland Neighborhood ActivistsSusan Prows and Steve Cole in to talk about Cell Phone Towers in Portland. Many city residents are opposed to the towers, and to the less-than-transparent methods being used to place them.
Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye
It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.
Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.
The City of Portland and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have had a tumultuous relationship in recent years. First, Portland opted out of the Bush-era Joint Terrorism Task Force, citing concerns over civil liberties. Then, late last year, the FBI foiled its own plot to blow up the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
It's been a great Winter Membership Drive. So much so that Abe and Joe are prepared to go where few people dare to tread -- Sept. 11. What really happened? What do we know? What don't we know? More importantly, what do you think you know?
It's the spring membership drive! Joe discusses the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.
It might seem hard to believe, but the kabuki theater that passes for the American political discourse has been even stranger of late than it usually is. Abe and Joe survey the absurd state of the empire, while Joe shares a laundry list of important upcoming events.
Like newspapers everywhere, the Oregonian is struggling to find a place in the new world of digital media. Its new online Oregon News Network pairs it with a set of independent partners to generate locally-based reporting -- including the Cascade Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank. The CPI has championed, among other things, privatizing public education and Social Security, as well as abolishing the minimum wage in favor of a new (and lower) "training wage."
Joe has noticed that all of the Republican Hopefulls for the 2012 Presidential Elections have Platforms draped in prayer flags, but not much else. They all seem to be highly religious, and defer all talk of actual political issues to Religious Values, instead. Is this how we want to run our country?
Is the Dominionism pushed by Bachman and Perry dangerous to Democracy?
Joe reports on the popular Occupy Portland encampment, including phone calls from Sandy Polishuk, one of our Elder Activists working on-site in whatever capacity seems appropriate at the time, and from Jimmy, one of the Volunteer Coordinators.
There is a Volunteer Tent in the Encampment, with "Needs" posted prominently for anyone with some time to see. Lately, they've been needing laundry services. Do help if you can.
Host Joe Uris talks about our Economic Situation in the first part of our show, then changes gears to the recent upsurge in Staunchly Religious Candidates in the Republican Primary race.
Tonight, at 6:00 PM, Historian and Journalist, Joe Uris is speaking at the Main Downtown Multnomah County Library, 801 SW Tenth. His talk is entitled "Why No Revolution? A Short History of American Left Movements Part 1: the 1800s to 1945."
Joe asks that y'all come, and to bring your Laptops. He wants some Fact Checkers in the Audience to make sure he gets it straight, and to bring Fresh Information to the Lecture. Hey, it's FREE!!!
There are plans afoot to build Coal Export Terminals on the Oregon Coast, and transport Huge Quantities of Coal for Export across our state by rail. This is a Bad Idea, for myriad reasons. Coal Trains leave a trail of Coal Dust in their wake that has adverse health effects on anyone living near the tracks. Burning Coal is bad for the Environment, and the Open Pit Mines this coal will come from will scar the Earth forever.
Today's topic is the Coal Industry, and their plans to chop down Mountains in Appalacia and ship them through the Columbia Gorge, to China for incineration. This is a Bad Idea for many reasons. The trains leak significant amounts of Coal Dust, which degrades our health and environment. Burning Coal in China increases the Air Pollution right here, in the United States, for we live on a Globe, a closed system. Chopping down Mountains and throwing the rubble and waste into Streams is very destructive.