Gentrification in Portland: A Problem for Minorities or the Natural Evolution of a City
Gentrification in Portland: A Special Program
As Portland becomes a destination for young creatives to find homes and work, minority communities are being "gentrified out" of the city. North and Northeast Portland have lost people of color as housing costs in those areas have increased.
Host Jennifer Kemp interviews local black community leaders Clifford Walker of the Oregon Commission for Black Affairs and Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick, whose district includes North and Northeast Portland, about the causes of gentrification and whether it is a normal part of the evolution is a normal part of the evolution of a city.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has announced a national day of action tomorrow to Occupy Foreclosed homes.In northeast Portland tomorrow, activists will join with a family facing foreclosure to stand in solidarity and try to prevent their eviction.
The action is supported by Move On dot org, We are Oregon, and a number of other local and national groups.
Param Connelly spoke on KBOO’s Air Cascadia this morning about tomorrow’s action in Portland
Bill Resnick talks with Chris Williams, Physics/Chemistry professor at Pace University and author of "Ecology and Socialism", about the COP-17 international climate change conferences. The 17 stands for the number of years the conference has occured. They talk about reports of record temperatures in 2010 and other extreme weather events, as well as how even climate skeptics funded by the Koch Bros. are saying global warming is a reality. They talk about some of the terrible limits we're running up against, but also speak optimistically about the political awakening we've seen this year around the world.