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Political Perspectives on 03/02/11

Air date: 
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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State Bank of Oregon Community Forum

State Bank of Oregon Community Forum

A public forum on the Oregon State Bank and a proposal to create a publicly owned bank modeled after the highly successful Bank of North Dakota was held on February 1st.

Forum speakers were Barbara Dudley, Co-Chair of the Oregon Working Families Party; Jim Houser, Co-owner of the Hawthorne Auto Clinic and Co-Chair of the Main Street Aliiance of Oregon; Teresa Retzlaff, Farmer at 46 North Farm in Astoria and member of Friends of Family Farmers; and State Representative Jefferson Smith.

Recorded and produced by Mel Reslor.

We marvel at the outbreak of democracy in the American Midwest.

program date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011

 It's kinda nice when we remember we're strong. The extraordinary pro-worker demonstrations that started in Wisconsin two weeks ago -- and have since spread -- give lie to the conventional wisdom that the labor movement is dead. Wisconsin's new governor, Scott Walker, made busting the state public employees' union his first order of business. The union, along with sympathetic Wisconsinites of all stripes, busted him right back -- hard. And they show no sign of backing down.

54:00 minutes (24.72 MB)

February 28 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with revolution and democracy in Egypt, the future of the Left in the context of the Wisconsin protests, a movie about being fired, and a fine book of short stories.  

50:30 minutes (28.9 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Company Men"

program date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011

 What happens when Hollywood takes on the trauma of unemployment in the economic meltdown?  Our Movie Moles, Wendy Webb and Jan Haaken review the star-studded film The Company Men.  

14:06 minutes (8.07 MB)

Protesting for What?

program date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011

 Exciting protests are going on in Wisconsin and other states against cuts to public sector jobs and social services.  But when will the Left begin to protest the system that empowers the super rich and disempowers the rest of us?  Clayton Morgareidge comments, drawing on Slavoj Žižek's recent book First as Tragedy, Then As Farce.

8:26 minutes (4.83 MB)

Cajun breakfasts for Mardi Gras; GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets; the Whole Hog; "Farm Direct" House Bill 2336

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Food Show
program date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011

February may be our shortest month, but we still bring you a sumptuous yet policy-packed Food Show! We begin again with the first meal of the day. Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald returns to talk Cajun petit dejeuner spots in advance of Mardi Gras (March 8).

54:18 minutes (49.72 MB)

Voices from the Edge 02-24-11 Wisconsin Protests

program date: 
Thu, 02/24/2011

Dave Mazza hosted this week's Voices from the Edge about the ongoing 2011 Wisconsin Protests.  Open lines with KBOO Listeners.

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 so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


56:53 minutes (52.1 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/01/11

Air date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe marvel at the outbreak of democracy in the American Midwest.

It's kinda nice when we remember we're strong. The extraordinary pro-worker demonstrations that started in Wisconsin two weeks ago -- and have since spread -- give lie to the conventional wisdom that the labor movement is dead. Wisconsin's new governor, Scott Walker, made busting the state public employees' union his first order of business. The union, along with sympathetic Wisconsinites of all stripes, busted him right back -- hard. And they show no sign of backing down.

And and Joe tackle the movement afoot among American workers, and look back at the history of organized labor in the United States, the (not-coincidental) rise of the middle class -- and at the decades-long campaign by the ruling class to cut them back down to size.

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at The Progressive, on the Situation in Wisconsin

program date: 
Wed, 02/23/2011

 Hosted by Crystal Leighty

Today's guest is Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at the Madison-base magazine, The Progressive.  We'll be talking about the current Political Issues gripping Wisconsin and the nation.

54:44 minutes (25.06 MB)
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