Tonight we feature local change agents working on making impacts in our larger communities.
Before we welcomed our first guest, we took a music break with 'Una Mujer' from Renee Muzquiz's CD "Gay in Texas". This music was featured in 'Bunkin' with You in the Afterlife', the musical produced by BroadArts Theatre. The final run of this performance is this weekend at Interstate Firehouse Community Center on Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10.
Tonight's show features new collective member Patty Katz and her guest Tammy Wilkins. Patty is a formerly incarcerated individual who is passionate about aiding people reentering society from incarceration and empowering them to find their voice in the political arena through voter engagement. Tonight she introduces some of her experience during a discussion with Tammy Wilkins.
Tammy is a formerly incarcerated person who is now pursuing her degree at Portland State University. During tonight's discussion she shares her experiences and hopes for the future with our audience.
digital inventors and artists from Suspect Devices and Winifred Gallagher
In this episode of The Digital Divide we bring you electronic and digital inventors and artists from Suspect Devices. They'll tell us about their upcoming projects, and will answer the question burning in all of our minds, "What is a DorkBot?"
Last week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about Peer Education and health. We begin with Erick and Heberto Espinosa, Youth Specialist, who introduce the show.
Next, Richard Temple finds out how others cope with stress in order to adapt, cope and thrive. He created the song on the track, Sled Through Snow. After that we'll have Love Gun speak about recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, Peter Tysdal demystify psychic abilities, Jem talk about healthy, affordable alternatives to tampons, and interviews “veteren menstrator” Annie Calhoun, and Jackson Weird talk about the similarities between transgender and cisgender folks, how to be a good ally and shares great resources.
Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker, as part of an on-going series we call The Left and The Law, discussion Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Multnomah County. Specifically, a resolution was passed recently that calls on the ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion in managing deportation cases. They talk about the kind of random, petty offenses that land undocumented workers in an unaccountable deportation system.
Joe Clement and Josh Eidelson talk about the pitfalls of organizing workers (into unions) on the model of a business. The practice is widely known as "service-unionism" or "business-unionism" and in many ways boils down union membership to a customer relation to a service provider, disempowering workers and ultimately weakening unions as worker-organizations. They also take up the role of Occupy recently in the Longshore-workers' struggle in Longview and how they may help put the movement back in the labor movement.