Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more police, is the answer. In the meantime, Mayor Tom Potter has announed a new initiative to fight prostitution on 82nd Ave. through enhanced enforcement and prosecution combined with treatment options. How should we deal with prostitution in our city? Do we really understand the problem of prostitution?
Mike Leachman, a policy analyst with Oregon Center for Public Policy, talks about their latest evaluation of Oregon's economy based on recently released census figures. As you can guess, Oregon wages are stagnant and fewer folks are covered by health care.
Interview with New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis, co-director of theAmerican Human DevelopmentProject. The project is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US.
On the Thursday, August 21, Radiozine, producer Mel Reslor offers a program on raw foods and a preview of the 3rd Annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat at Camp Adams in Molalla, which is in Clackamas County, Oregon, and takes place August 26-29, 2008. Program guests include Abeba Wright, author of Absoulutely Abeba's Krazy Krackers and Absolutely Abeba's Edible Treats; and Victoria Boutenko, author of Green for Life.
A look at how major drug makers are pushing drugs and vaccines that have not been properly tested on consumers. And a tribute to the late poet and activist Grace Paley with Portland poet and biographer Judith Arcana.
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.