Portland State University has, for many years, provided assistance to community members with disabilities through the Assistive Technology Center. Now, that center has closed its doors to the community due to budget cuts. KBOO’s Nathan Jimenez (heh-MEN-ez) brings us this commentary on this and other cuts to services for the disabled in Portland:
Since 1997 Hand in Hand has been establishing integrated Jewish/Arab public schools in Israel. We speak with Lee Gordon about these bilingual schools, the effects of integrated education on the pupils, their families, and the neighborhoods where the schools have been founded.
Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.
This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.
Today's topic is our educational system, and how it does (or does not) relate to the Immigrant and Refugee Community. We'll hear three Portland Public School teachers with years of experience in English as a Second Language programs talk about their experiences, both with the school system and with their students.
Youth are safe in schools, right? We'd like to think so. The truth is safety in school depends on many factors. Often, LGBTQ youth face verbal harrassment, sometimes daily. Some LGBTQ youth face violence in school. The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN)2007 National School Climate Survey found some frightening statistics. Please read their research report to understand what's really going on inside of our schools.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.