Kate Welch speaks with Portland bike lawyer Ray Thomas about pedestrian rights. He authored the recently published guide, "Oregon Pedestrain Rights: A Legal Guide for Persons on Foot." Call in with your questions during the second half hour of the show.
Jenka Soderberg - KBOO's News and Public Affairs director joins Ruth to share some poetry that was written by an incarcerated friend. Ruth and Jenka are also visited on the phone with Rashad Shabazg to discuss the Tenth annual Critical Resistance event to be held in CA later this month.
Host Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Allen Nause of Artists Repertory Theatre. He's appearing in a production of "Blackbird" by David Harrower. With him are the director of the production, Jo Ann Johnson and Actress Amaya Villazan. The play is about a woman who confronts the man who seduced her when she was 12 years old...15 years later. This very powerful drama opens ART's new season.
Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Felicia Pride, an author and speaker. They discuss her book The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs, (Running Press, 2007).
Host Lyn Moellech interviews author Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about Voices of Vets. Meade will be speaking in Portland along with veterans and their families in an evening of original poetry, stories and commentary on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm at the First Congregational United Church.
Host Joe Uris opens the lines for some political topics, starting with the police actions at the Republican National Convention, and a live interview with Will from Rising Tide, who is on the streets in Minneapolis. We get an update on the Liquid Natural Gas debacle from Susan in Mollala.