Local Issues

OPAL and the Tri-Met Bus-Riders' Union

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Mon, 06/11/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Jon Ostar and Khanh Pham from OPAL about organizing a bus-riders union in Portland. They considerm  Tri-Met's vision of a lighrail utopia while bus-service has diminished and fares have increased, and why these priorities have shifted. They underscore why the bus is the backbone of any transit system and deconstuct the rationale behind putting lightrail at the center of Tri-met's vision. Jon explains different approaches to organizing public transit that do not rely on light-rail and frees up money for services.

19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)

Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06-07-12 How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

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Thu, 06/07/2012

How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

The Portland City Auditor released on May 30 a

new report

by outside experts that examined officer-involved shootings of "individuals experiencing some level of mental or emotional crisis." The investigation also scrutinized communication at the scene of critical events. Among the cases examined was the shooting death of Aaron Campbell. The report, which is part of a series of outside reports conducted by the auditor's office since 2002, comes as Portlanders will be choosing the next mayor - who will decide who serves as police commissioner - and a new council will be gearing up for the 2013 round of

57:41 minutes (52.82 MB)

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

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Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program.

55:16 minutes (126.5 MB)

Cameron Whitten Continues Hunger Strike For Housing Rights

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/07/2012

5:53 minutes (2.69 MB)

Bread and Roses on 06/08/12

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

Tune in this Friday to hear Koreen Brown discuss the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Dart ( Day and Residential Treatment) School Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Who Builds Your City???

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Wed, 06/06/2012

Have you ever thought about who builds your city? Sharon Maxwell is a local construction contractor who just won the contract to help renovate and build out Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on North Killingsworth Street. How many other Black women have achieved that? Also in the studio is Eric Island, Program Coordinator for many parts of these upgrades, and on the Planning Team for Good In The Hood.

55:20 minutes (50.66 MB)

The 2nd Revolution: Dismantling Corporate Rule

program date: 
Wed, 06/06/2012

We live "drenched in corporate culture," with our planet, our democracy, and all of us "real people" under assault. But, according to Paul Cienfuegos, "We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe," and the corporate power structure CAN be dismantled. A long-time community organizer and educator, Cienfuegos provides a wealth of information showing how the fictions of "corporate personhood" and "corporate rights" can be challenged and reversed by empowered, informed citizen action. He'll be leading a Portland workshop June 9-10.

56:14 minutes (25.74 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/07/12

Air date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

<>The Portland City Auditor released on May 30 a new report by outside experts that examined officer-involved shootings of "individuals experiencing some level of mental or emotional crisis." The investigation also scrutinized communication at the scene of critical events. Among the cases examined was the shooting death of Aaron Campbell.

It Takes A Village on 06/01/12

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Program: 
It Takes A Village
Air date: 
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Paul Knauls, long time Portland businessman and community activist

Host Shaheed Haamid interviews Paul Knauls, long time Portland businessman and community activist and community icon.

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