Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census
Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.
Climate scientists tell us that even if greenhouse gas emissions were halted tomorrow, the world's climate would not stabilize for decades. So even as we continue to reduce our carbon footprint, we need to start adapting to the inevitable. This morning we look at strategies that communities must begin to adopt to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change while preparing to adapt to its consequences.
The appointment of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler as state treasurer last Tuesday churned county and state political waters this week. Wheeler, appointed by Governor Kulongoski to fill the vacancy created by State Treasurer Ben Westlund's death, is now better positioned to advance up the ladder of statewide offices. At the county level, meanwhile, his departure has set off a scramble for his and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's seat - Cogen throwing his hat in the ring to be the county's top executive. What will Wheeler's departure mean for residents of Oregon's most populous county? Jo Ann and Dave look at what's ahead for the candidates and county residents.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2010.
Take a listen to Lindsey Walker and the Abnorms at the Laughing Horse on 12 NE 10th
Avenue for their Saint Patty's Day show. No one refused for lack of the $5 suggested
Cascade Singers are hosting "Songs of Shamrock and Thistle" at St. Peter's Landmark on
3rd and Lincoln in The Dalles. Hear arrangements of Irish folk tunes by a choir, an ensemble
and the Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band. Pay what you want to benefit St. Peter's
This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear Rabia Yeaman interview MAPS Kevin Henkin, about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin and LSD in clinical theraputic settings. And well listen to a talk with Howard Rheingold, Professor at Stanford and UC Berkely on "Search engines, critical thinking and elementary school students." So tune in to the Digital Divide, this Friday at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 FM, kboo.fm on the web.
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