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Flirting with Disaster: Randy Leonard's Soccermania

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
City Commissioner Randy Leondard wants major league soccer in Portland. Despite a darkening economic picture, the commissioner is pushing hard to close a deal that involves using public dollars to make it happen. But some Portlanders are concerned about the use of urban ren... Read more

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2009 at 5:00pm
 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.   Read more

Health and Health Care Forum

Airs at: Sun, 03/22/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  "Four Health Care Advocates Talk about the Oregon State Legislature."    Roberta Hall moderates a discussion with Joe Zaerr representing the Archimedes Movement, Betty Johnson representing Health Care for All Oregonand Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, and Mike Huntington... Read more

Checking in on the Oregon Legislature

Closing the budget gap. Reviving Oregon's economy. Saving public services. These are just some of the issues Oregon lawmakers are facing this session. How is Oregon's 2009 legislature tackling these challenges? Is change in the wind in Salem? Jo Ann and Dave take a look at ... Read more

Soccer Fields Vs. Social Services

Airs at: Wed, 03/04/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Next week the Portland City Council starts to consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the d... Read more

Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Pauls... Read more

Dear Leader

 So, as we will discuss on the show tomorrow, Washington is in the throes of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. This is an event where the purest of the ideologically pure gather to congratulate themselves on having ascended to the pinnacle of Western civi... Read more

Teabaggin'

 So, in response to President Obama's stimulus plan and new budget, a handful of "spontaneous" conservative demonstrations have sprung up around the country. Billing themselves as "tea parties," these heartfelt outpourings of right-wing pathos are intended to channel the re... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 2, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program focuses on opportunities to shape what's ahead in the Obama years.  We hear from labor journalist Sam Pizzigati about the promise of the President's budget proposal; from Environmentalist Mary Wood about what we must do to keep th... Read more

The Amazing Obama Budget

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    How progressive is the Obama budget?  Republicans call it socialist, among other things.  Sam Pizzigati, a labor journalist and analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, says it's the most radical presidential program in generations.  Bill Resnick talks with him ab... Read more