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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.


A discussion about Gas Pipelines running through our Farms and Forests

program date: 
Tue, 12/13/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and


 Put that in your pipe and export it to Asia. Abe and Joe return to the ongoing Liquid Natural Gas saga in Oregon.



Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2011.

program date: 
Tue, 12/06/2011

 Welcome to the machine. Abe and Joe discuss the Defense Authorization Bill of 2012.




Economic Conditions and the Occupy Movement

program date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011

 Joe Uris hosts a discussion of the broader implications of the country’s current economic situation and how the Occupy Movement fits in.



A Listener recommended reading Arnold Wesker's play, "The Kitchen"

This Thanksgiving, Abe and Joe give thanks for an awakened American people.

program date: 
Tue, 11/22/2011

  This Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for, even in this time of hungry ghosts. The American people have awakened, and a Movement is afoot. Abe and Joe give thanks for the Occupaction, and take your calls.

A Listener recommended reading From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp.  
You can read it for free here.





Joe calls for the Ingredients for an Occu-Pie...

program date: 
Tue, 11/15/2011

Joe Uris solo-hosts today. His topic is "My Favorite Recipe for Occu-Pie, Such a Tasty Treat."

(Photo by Howard Dyckoff/Oakland Local)

Dispatches from the War on Sex: Mississippi's 'personhood' initiative

program date: 
Tue, 11/08/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Voters in Mississippi will decide tomorrow on a 'personhood' initiative which, if passed, would confer legal personhood upon a fertilized ovum. This would of course render abortion illegal, and any other act that interfered with said ovum's development -- like, say, a miscarriage, or the use of certain kinds of birth control -- could be considered negligent homicide or even murder.

Thus do the War on Sex, and the War to Put Women Back In Their Place, continue. Abe and Joe examine the situation and take your phone calls.



The Alleged End of the War in Iraq, and Occupy Wall Street

program date: 
Tue, 11/01/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

The War in Iraq is Over.  

       Or not.

Occupy Wall Street Continues, as does Occupy Portland.

And, of course, the ONLY Media Outlet in Portland with an On-Site Presence is KBOO!!!




The Occupy Wall St. movement marches on. Abe and Joe survey the landscape.

program date: 
Tue, 10/25/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Occupy Wall St. continues in New York, Portland and around the globe. Can this outpouring of economic populism elicit real and lasting change? Abe and Joe take your calls.

Wanna Help?  Visit Occupy Portland





Occupy Portland, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The World!!!

program date: 
Tue, 10/18/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.

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.


Occupy Wall Street comes to Portland -- and it's the real deal.

program date: 
Tue, 10/11/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris


The Occupy Wall Street movement has come to Portland. Much has been made aboutwhat the movement iswhat the occupiers want, and what their message is. It's really pretty simple -- it's about economic injustice. And it's the real deal. This is true economic populism. It cuts across race, creed, gender and party. It is, as the plutocrats howl, class warfare. And for the first time in a long while, it seems as if the masses have a notion to win.





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