Bill Resnick talks with educator, actor, and activist Brian Jones about how the boy billionaires try to narrow education to the standardized and quantifiable, instead of expanding it to meet the curiosity of each individual child. Jones will also speak on Real vs. Phony Education Reform on Friday, January 11 at 5pm at 5431 Northeast 20th Avenue in Portland.
Tom Becker hosts today's Christmas Eve episode. We hear about the Chinese labor movement, the hypocrisy of Obama's mourning at Newtown, the Portland Solidarity Network, and the limits of consumer culture.
Joe Clement interviews Brandon and Alex, organizers with the Portland Solidarity Network. PDXSol, as it's sometimes referred to, is an all volunteer organization that helps workers and tenants and other people resist abuse, demand what people are owed, and bridge the gap between workplace and community organizing. They discuss what solidarity networks are, what they can do and why they work. They consider a case of success with the new Portland Solidarity Network. They also talk a little about other solidarity networks, like SeaSol.
Started by a group of high schooler in Portland, OR this organization brings awareness to issues of modern day slavery and traficking happening in the world but also in the Portland area. Listen to learn more about the victims/slaves and the schemes that are put in place to trap them. You'll also hear what the youth of our city through YES are doing to end modern day slavery!
According to city planner Jeff Speck the key to a thriving city is it's walkability. What are some simple inexpensive steps that we can take to get us our of our cars? What's the matter with traffic engineers and "starchitects." How does Portland rate? Stephanie Potter hosts Jeff Speck in this interview recorded last month while he was in town to promote his book: Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time.
Started by a group of high schooler in Portland, OR this organization brings awareness to issues of modern day slavery and traficking happening in the world but also in the Portland area. Tune in to learn more about the victims/slaves and the schemes that are put in place to trap them. We'll also hear what the youth of our city through YES are doing to end modern day slavery!
This show considers schools, killing, killlings in schools, and civil rights and rock & roll. Hosted by Frann Michel, with music by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and more. For information on our graphics, theme song, or name, see our main show page.