Musician Simon Tam describes his ongoing legal action to trademark his band's name, "The Slants." The US Patent and Trademark Office denied his applications on the grounds that the word is offensive, though approved hundred of other trademarks containing the same word.
Interviewed by Anna Preble. Produced by Anna Preble and Andrew Yeh. Music is "Sour Love" by The Slants.
13:21 minutes (12.22 MB)
TriMet is going to vote next Wednesday on whether to increase transfer times for one-way tickets to 2.5 hours, up from 2 hours, to better accomodate round trips. This would also clarify their official stance on one-way tickets, which is that round trips are not encouraged but rather an unintended benefit of making a shorter trip. Sam Bouman spoke with Vivian Satterfield of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon for more on the Rider's Union and the proposed transfer increase. 5:00 minutes (4.58 MB)
Portland residents participated in a national day of action today to call attention to the low wages paid to McDonald's workers. KBOO reporters were at the rally in downtown Portland. 1:32 minutes (715.51 KB)
In Klamath Falls, Oregon, the fight over water between farmers and native tribes may have come to a conclusion that will satisfy all parties.
Kristin Yount spoke to Don Gentry, the Commissioner of the Klamath Tribes, for more.
4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)
Portland is experiencing record low temperatures which will continue for several days at least, intensifying the need for shelters for people living on the streets. Sam Bouman spoke with Jaymee Cuti, Public Information Officer with the Portland Housing Bureau. 2:23 minutes (2.18 MB)
Can social workers help folks in need when they themselves are in need -- poorly paid and over-worked? Old Mole Iven Hale draws on her own experiences as a social worker to illuminate what social workers are up against and their need for a union to improve their work. 8:28 minutes (4.84 MB)