Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley
The Tea Party has captured the imagination of America's media industry if not the American people, lending it clout that far surpasses its numbers. Tea Party pressure has sent nervous Republican incumbents like Senator John McCain even more to the right. The Tea Party, however, remains a movement remains at heart a movement of negation: no taxes, no immigrants, no federal government. With their "Don't Tread on Me" flags and Obama-Hitler anologies, Tea Party activists have helped accelerate the decline of civil political discourse.
Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.
Honey bees are a wonderful addition to any garden. They remind us over and over that flowers and bees are dependent on each other for their survival But beyond that, honey bees have a magical quality to them that seems to charm and enthrall all those that keep them in their backyard gardens!
Bestselling novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer, discusses his first book of nonfiction, Eating Animals. Learn why eating eggs is crueler than eating beef, how eating meat contributes to global warming far more than driving your car, how Safran Foer differs with Michael Pollan regarding meat-eating and "table fellowship," and much more.
A climate discussion in regards to food with author Anna Lappe, IACP President Scott Givot, Chris Schreiner from Oregon Tilth, the Oregon Environmental Council's Allison Hensey, CleanMetrics President Kumar Venkat, and moderator Steve Cohen from Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.