Local Issues

Voices from the Edge on 04/18/13

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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Oregon taxes and innovative legislation that will bring fairness to our tax structure

Join host Jo Ann Hardesty on Thursday April 18th 2013 from 8-9AM as she speaks with Common Ground‘s two Jeff’s regarding Oregon taxes and innovative legislation that will bring fairness to our tax structure.

Jeff Strang is the President of the local chapter of Common Ground and Jeff Smith is the Outreach Coordinator (and Website Manager).

Bread and Roses on 04/19/13

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative

Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.

Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.

The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."

Read more about the Montavilla Food Coop.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Howard Patterson talks fluoridation with Abe and Joe.

The Fluoride Diaries: Part XVI. Aquatic ecology expert Howard Jay Patterson joins Abe and Joe to talk about the proposed fluoridation of Portland's drinking water supply.

Out Loud on 04/23/13

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Out Loud
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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud welcomes QDoc, Portland's queer documentary film festival

Tonight we welcome QDoc back to the show! Our guests include QDoc programmer and co-founder David Weissman and filmmaker Beth Stephens.

Voices from the Edge on 04/25/13

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Passage to Higher Education Program at PCC Cascade

School systems from across the United States have increasingly come under public scrutiny. Frustration with schools, especially the inner city districts, not adequately preparing youth to cross the bridge to the 21st century, has lead to debates about funding practices, teacher accountability, parental involvement and paradigm shifts. Also, concerns about the level of violence in schools, teen pregnancy, drugs, and other distractions have been apart of the public discussion on How do we better educate our youth? An innovative program at PCC Cascade “The Passage” to Higher Education is an organized network of professionals and students committed to providing a foundational framework for African American Women earning their degrees.

Positively Revolting on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ahjamu Umi joins us in the studio to talk about this year's May Day rally.

This week on Positively Revolting hosts Lyn Moelich and Sara Sneath, who will be filling in for Ani, speak with Ahjamu Umi about this year’s May Day rally. Jobs with Justice, VOZ, SEIU, and the Black Working Group are endorsing this year's May Day, which is themed “People over profit! No human being is Illegal!  Join an organization working for justice!”

 

Political Perspectives on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Particles on the Wall Exhibit and Greenfield Peace Writing Contest for Oregon high school students

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) will host the first-ever Oregon showing of Particles on the Wall, a multidisciplinary exhibit exploring the impact of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on our region and our world, May 3rd-June 14th at the Ecotrust Building in Portland, Oregon. 

The exhibit is a thought-provoking collection of Hanford-related visual art, poetry, essays, scientific literature, and historical artifacts and will be exhibited at a time when leaking waste tanks have refocused public attention on Hanford as the most toxic site in the Western Hemisphere.

Voices from the Edge on 05/02/13

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Thu, 05/02/2013 - 8:00am - 8:30am
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Democracy >Convergence in Portland May 3-5 at Portland Community College

The Move To Amend coalition is hosting a Democracy Convergence in Portland May 3-5 at Portland Community College.  Join David Cobbs and I in this conversation tomorrow from the Move To Amend Coalition and learn about the coalition and their Convergence this weekend.

 

As you may remember on January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

Voices from the Edge on 05/02/13

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Thu, 05/02/2013 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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No on 26-151 interview with Kellie Barnes

Voters have received the Voters pamphlet and will get their ballots in the next few days. One of the biggest issues facing voters on May 21, 2013 is the issue of fluoridating water. Measure 26-151-ask voters ”Shall Portlanders fluoridate its drinking water supply”. Both sides of this debate were invited to participate in this conversation, unfortunately the pro-side didn’t respond. I will talk with Kellie Barnes, a local small business owner and a volunteer with Clean Water Portland on the No on 26-151 campaign. Have you decided? What questions do you have about fluoridation? Is it safe for food and pets? What questions do you have for the pro side? Let us know your thoughts! Join Kellie and I tomorrow morning from 8:30AM-9:00AM and join the conversation on Voices from the Edge.

Positively Revolting on 05/03/13

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest host Sara Sneath speaks with Sam Smith and River of Community Supported Everything.

Guest host Sara Sneath speaks with Sam Smith and River of Community Supported Everything, an organization founded in exploring personal passions and the gift-economy. Community Supported Everything currently operates out of a “Guild Hall” in NE Portland, with the intent to align people with the tools to pursue their passions.

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