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Prospects for Health Care Change

Airs at: Sun, 12/28/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  How many of the problems with our health care will, and will not, be solved by what's on the table in the national health care debate that will take place in the Obama years?   Paul Gorman of  Physicians for  a National Health Care Program, and a Portland physician, talk... Read more

marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement

Airs at: Wed, 12/03/2008 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
  Proposition 8 was passed this November in California. It changed the state Constitution  to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry . We explore the issues of marriage equality, people o... Read more

Calls to End Prohibition of Drugs

Airs at: Wed, 12/03/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the end of Alcohol Prohibition in the U.S.  Some members of the law enforcement and legal communities are calling for the repeal of the current Prohibition on drugs. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg has more.   Read more

Oregon Budget Cuts Posed to Hurt Social Service Groups

Airs at: Wed, 12/03/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The next round of state budget cuts may be setting Oregon up for even more trouble, according to the social service groups whose clients will be seeing less money to pay for services. From the AARP to Area Agencies on Aging, to the Service Employees International Union, th... Read more

Bush's Attack on the American Landscape

Airs at: Tue, 12/02/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
 Host Barbara Bernstein invites Heidi McIntosh, associate director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, discusses the impact that some of Bush's midnight regulations could have on pristine and remote areas in southeastern Utah (which are among Barbara Bernstein's favor... Read more

Mark Weisbrot on the Financial Crisis

Airs at: Tue, 11/25/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A new 'national bank' plan by the Federal Reserve will allow the government to lend out up to 800 billion more dollars to banks and businesses. This is just the latest attempt to bail out the failing financial system in the US. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mark Weisbrot... Read more

Kulongoski's Budget

Airs at: Tue, 11/25/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Governor Ted Kulongoski unveils his budget on Monday, December 1, and already, rumors suggest it will include across-the-board trim for state departments, reflecting the economic downturn. But with unemployment and use of social services at record highs in Oregon, charitabl... Read more

Portland Proposition Eight Protest

Airs at: Sun, 11/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
In Portland, a protest was held Saturday as part of a national effort to mobilize for equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender couples. KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with protest organizer Lindsey Asher.    Read more

Labor and the Auto Bailout

Airs at: Wed, 11/12/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The US Congress is considering a bailout of the top three car manufacturers in the U.S. - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. While some unions favor the bailout as a way to save their jobs, others have called for this crisis to be turned into a real opportunity for change in... Read more

Economic Crisis

Airs at: Tue, 11/11/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
This morning US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that some of the massive bailout package could be used to help consumers. In his remarks, Paulson acknowledged that the bailout hasn’t delivered what he promised, when he asked Congress for the money last month. He t... Read more