Stephen Johnson is a home care specialist and a democrat who is running for Oregon Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about his support for guns in Oregon schools, why the state can't afford to pass up jobs that have been previously called a bad fit for the state's "character" and why he feels timber's possibilities to economically revitalize the state represent Oregon's "Back to the Future" moment.
29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)
On this day commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Old Mole Bill Resnick is joined by Jesse Hagopianto talk about how King has been made into a harmless campaigner against racial injustices that are no longer with us. Hagopian teaches at Garfield High School in Seattle where he has developed lesson plans for teaching the radical MLK who stood firmly against the Vietnam war and against capitalism. He has also led the movement against high stakes testing in the schools. For more about him, see his website and blog. 14:06 minutes (9.69 MB)
Alyssa Pagan, member of the Portland State University Student Union, received a letter of warning from the Dean of Student Life, her second warning, for disruption of the Board of Trustees and University President. Pagan is one of many student protesters receiving warnings with implied threats of suspension or expulsion. The Student Union is demanding the disarming of campus security and a $15 campus wide minimum wage. Jamie Partridge reports. 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)
David Gomberg is an Oregon democratic legislator running for reelection in House District 10, a slice of Oregon from Tillamook to Yachats and inland 50 miles. His passions are community, his business and his family. Don Merrill talked with David Gomberg about earthquake preparedness, the standoff in Eastern Oregon, the shipping situation at Portland's Terminal Six and how refusing to cross a picket line 30 years established his view toward workers today.
29:58 minutes (27.43 MB)
A student at an elementary school in Sandy has reported that she was sexually assaulted by another student, and the school did not respond appropriately.
Now, the student’s family has filed a civil rights complaint to the US Dept of Education, Office for Civil RIghts against the Oregon Trail School District and Sandy Elementary School.
For more, KBOO’s Steve Zavodnyik spoke with Jeffrey Caffee, an attorney on the advisory board of Stop Sexual Assault in Schools nonprofit (SSAIS.org) who filed the complaint for the student assaulted at Sandy Elementary. 4:07 minutes (3.77 MB)