Shalom Portland - Judging in Difficult Times and Eco Kosher
Shalom Portland brings you a talk by Federal Judge Myron Thompson, "Judging in Difficult Times: Berlin 1933 to Birmingham 1963". In this talk recorded at Congregation Beth Israel Judge Thompson speaks of the parallels between discrimination against Jews in Germany in the 1930's, and his personal experiences with Jim Crow laws as a youth.
We'll also hear a segment of a show on Jewish food produced by Liz Schwartz. Rabbi Arthur Waskow is interviewed on the subject of ecokashrut, a concept where the intersection of ethics and kosher food production is explored.
With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"Talal Jabari explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology.
Howie Hawkins as the Green Party candidate took 41% of the vote for mayor of Syracuse, New York last November. One of his main issues is public utilities and generating green energy locally, and he talks about the politics of that in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
Host Erik Jorgensen interviews reporter Doug Fine, a speaker at “Today's Transportation Choices” at the Portland International Auto Show on Thursday morning, January 28
As a young freelancer, Fine reported for the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and other venues from little-visited jungle war zones like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He became a world-class adventure writer and investigative journalist, writing culturally insightful and funny dispatches. One of these, about democracy efforts in Burma, was read into the U.S. Congressional Record.
What's the state of your Union? A look at the president's address.
What's the State of Your Union? Wednesday, President Obama will address the nation about the state of the Union. Among those listening to the president's speech will be nearly 210,000 unemployed Oregonians who are part of the 15 million Americans (official figures that don't include those who have just quit looking for work) out of work during this economic crisis. Will the president provide eloquent but empy rhetoric or will he step up and provide long overdue bold leadership to bring relief to those Americans most in need?
This week, host Dave Mazza is joined by KBOO talk radio hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris for a post-speech analysis that will look at what the president got right, what he got wrong and where he needs to go to bring the change he promised in 2008. Dave, Abe and Joe will also be following up on last week's Supreme Court decision that elimnated decades-old restrictions on corporate political expenditures and what that augers for moving real reform forward in the coming months. Join us in the conversation and let us know the state of your Union.
Renaturing SE Portland by creating green streets and roofs
GREY TO GREEN UPDATE
Dean Marriott, director of Portland's Environmental Services, and Anne Nelson, environmental program coordinator for the Willamette Watershed, give us a progress report on the Brooklyn Basin Project. In this section of inner southeast Portland, the city is trying to replicate the hydrologic functions of the once free-flowing Brooklyn Creek, that now runs under streets, sidewalks and buildings from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River. Recreating the creek's function will be achieved by constructing bioswales, rain gardens and ecoroofs throughout the neighborhoods that are now built on top of the creek.