“How the Grinch Stole Thanksgiving”, a presentation by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy recorded on location on November 24 at the PSU Native American Students Center.
Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, chair of the Indigenous Nations Studies Department, presents this thought-provoking workshop on the Native American perspective of Thanksgiving. He discusses the reasons society can no longer ignore the Native American voice in the context of this modern holiday.
*Audio quality is not optimal 54:08 minutes (49.57 MB)
There is a jewel buried amongst the businesses and warehouses of SE Portland. Volunteers of America Oregon operates a facility that helps women rise out of addiction into a better life and helps moms improve life for their kids. This is not your parent's VOA. These days, it does a lot more than pick up mattresses and refrigerators. Don Merrill followed the trail of a klatch of women standing in a parking lot to a truly remarkable pair of heroic and life changing programs. 15:17 minutes (13.98 MB)
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discussDear White People, an independent first feature written and directed by Justin Simien; funded in part via Indiegogo, it has been a big hit at Sundance and with critics. It's currently playing in Portland at Cinema 21. Dear White People centers around the lives of four Black students at the a fictional Ivy League university. Sam (played by Tessa Thompson) runs the controversial campus radio show ‘Dear White People’ which has been accused by the administration of stirring racial tensions around the school. 15:20 minutes (7.02 MB)
A dozen students in Colorado were kicked out of a local school board meeting for protesting what they are calling the censorship of history. The conservative school board in Jefferson County Colorado had been considering a measure that would limit history classes, including Advanced Placement History in high schools, from learning about certain parts of U-S history.
The school board stated that all books and materials in the classroom should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.
5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)