Well-read Red: Neoliberalism and Education, Portland State Edition

program date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014
Well-read Red Frann Michel reads from Henry Giroux about neoliberalism, connecting the more unsustainable than usual mode of capitalist ideology and worldmaking to the defunding and alround attack on universities. In the latter half, she focuses on class struggle at Portland State University, highlighting who is causing the problems and who's organizing the solution. You can read it HERE. 8:20 minutes (7.64 MB)

Tonalli on 02/18/14

Air date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

Art Robinson Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 02/13/2014
Art Robinson is the president of the Oregon Republican Party and is competing as a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Oregon's 4th District against Democrat Pete Defazio.  He talked with Don Merrill about issues ranging from Bitcoin to marijuana including lobbyist influence in lawmaking and business influence in school cirriculum.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
29:19 minutes (26.85 MB)

Portland High School Students Walk Out in Support of Teachers' Strike Vote

Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
This morning, hundreds of students walked out of six Portland High Schools in solidarity with the Portland Association of Teachers' strike vote. The PAT reached an impasse in contract negotiations with the Portland Public Schools board on November 20, and the two sides have spent hundreds of hours in mediation since then over issues such as class sizes, salary increases and early retirement incentives. The 2900-member PAT will vote on whether to strike tonight at 7:00 pm at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Today's walkouts were organized by the Portland Student Union. KBOO's Jamie Partridge was on the scene at both Jefferson High School in North Portland and Cleveland High School in Southeast. 5:59 minutes (5.47 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 3 2014

program date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014
Denise Morris hosts this Old Mole and, in addition to the music of Pete Seeger, we hear: 57:55 minutes (26.51 MB)

WRR: Education In The Age of Neo-Liberalism

program date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014
Frann Michel offers a Well-read Red on education in the age of neoliberalism. She outlines the historical transfers of power and responsibility for public education that have deformed the public university into a crass commercial project. From there she interrogates how this situation has led to bloated administrative staff and obcene executive salaries, but also the proletarianization of faculties and the hollowing out of professional autonomy, as well student debt. In the end, she calls for a reinvigorated movement to assert the public mission of the university.

Read the written version with links HERE.
7:08 minutes (3.27 MB)
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