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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Call-in talk radio covering politics, history, and the state of the zeitgeist, with a liberal dose of listener comments.

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Episode Archive

It's Getting Hot In Here

Air date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The reality of climate change and the doofuses (doofi?) who deny it.

An unprecedented scientific consensus exists in support of the notion of human-caused climate change. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out over the weekend to march in protest of continued inaction in the face this existential threat. Hundreds of Republican members of Congress were not among them.

KBOO Board of Directors Candidate Forum Raoul Van Hall and Sekoynia Wright

Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
KBOO Board of Directors Candidate Forum Raoul Van Hall and Sekoynia Wright

Get to know your candidates for the KBOO Board Directors 2014 elections!

Today Abe Proctor and Joe Uris invite KBOO board candidates 


Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Turmoil in the Middle East could signal a change in the balance of power.

With Syria in shambles, ISIS rampaging through Iraq, Libya in disarray, and (of course) 

Ferguson, MO

Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe dig into the unrest in Ferguson, MO, and look back at the history of police violence.
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO has erupted after the shooting of a black man by white police officers. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Israel and Palestine. Oh boy.

Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe dive back into the festering mess that is Israel and the Occupied Territories.
This just in -- things are really bad in Gaza. Abe and Joe look at the latest chapter in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian tracgedy and take your calls.

Impeachment, or something

Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe examine the sorry state of our Constitutional order, particularly the impeachment clause
There's a Democrat in the White House. If you're a Republican, this is a fundamentally unacceptable condition. Clearly, he should be impeached. The latest round of GOP anti-Obama hysteria is predictably silly, but it's helpful in illuminating just how broken our Constitutional system really is.


Joe talks about The Economy and Religion In Our Politics.

program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

 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!!!


Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

program date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012

  It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.





Let's look back on a good couple of weeks for women.

program date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.

It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofitsmust cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.



The slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

program date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012

  Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

Interestingly, we have a Nuclear Power Plant Builder down in Corvallis.  Thier Marketing Literature says it's totally safe, but it doesn't address the issue of Nuclear Waste, or what to do with Spent Fuel.

There will be an Anti-Hanford Protest in Ridgeland, WA on April 15, 2012.  
For more information, call 503.453.9005






Abe and Joe discuss SOPA and the future of online censorship.

program date: 
Tue, 01/24/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

For now, it seems, the Internet will remain the radical experiment in free information exchange that we have come to know and love. Abe and Joe dissect the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and discuss the future of online censorship.

Plus -- an update on the time-honored practice of racist "dog whistles" in conservative circles.



Abe and Joe marvel at "Beyond Vietnam," one of MLK's greatest speeches.

program date: 
Tue, 01/17/2012

 Great oratory speaks to universal and self-evident human truths, and thus remains timeless. Nearly 45 years on, Abe and Joe revisit "Beyond Vietnam," one of Dr. Martin Luther King's most powerful and prescient speeches. In it, he expresses the concept that the movements against poverty, racism and militarism are all facets of humanity's inexorable struggle toward justice and enlightenment.



Another Listener suggested we visit the Peace and Justice Works web site and support the Resolution to Bring The War $$ Home.

Do we really have a choice? Abe sizes up the 2012 presidential election.

program date: 
Tue, 01/10/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor


It's the mating call of the Naderites: there's no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They're both corporate parties; the only difference lies in how far right-of-center they lie.

But there is a difference. It's not as stark as most progressives might like, but it's there, and it makes itself felt over time. That's why, as frustrated and as impatient as we might be, we've got to pay attention. With Joe away, Abe looks at the quadrennial liberal presidential dilemma.




It's silly season! Abe and Joe look at the upcoming GOP caucuses.

program date: 
Tue, 01/03/2012

 In with the old, in with the ... Newt? With the official start of the presidential campaign looming, Abe and Joe survey the cavalcade of Republican candidates.




Our year-end wrap-up show. Plus: predictions for 2012

program date: 
Tue, 12/27/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 It's a grab bag of topics on Abe and Joe's end-of-the-year show. Plus: predictions for 2012.


Kevin Card talks about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

program date: 
Tue, 12/20/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.




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