Will Seaman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming March 19 peace march and rally.
Sometimes lost amid the background noise of the American political and social landscape is the fact that we're still at war. Nearly 10 years on, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reaped a grim harvest of blood and treasure. Is there a way out? How long will U.S forces remain? Does the violence and unrest spreading through North Africa and the Middle East threaten to draw us in elsewhere? Is it still worth our time to resist? In advance of Saturday's big anti-war rally and march, activist Will Seaman visits the show to tackle these compelling questions and more.
Recently I was asked to speak to a class about prison issues at Portland Youth Builders. This non-profit organization is committed to providing long term support for low income youth who have dropped out of high school.
Contact information: To become a student call 503/286-9350 – Ext 259, or to make a donation call (same number) 503/286-9350 – Ext 243.
A special thanks to the students and staff at PortlandYouth Builders for their hospitality and for doing what they do.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We've interviewed Roman, Eric, Jasmine, and Nayeli about their interest in photography and a bit about their lives and other activities as part of Focus on Youth. Focus on Youth is a 501 (c)(3) offering free photography classes and mentoring to students.at the Portland International Community School.