Housing/Homelessness

Northwest Permaculture Convergence: Finding Common Cause

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Wed, 09/28/2011

 Host Sue Supriano speaks with Jan Spencer, organizer of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, which will be held October 13 - 16 in Portland and the Columbia County Fairgrounds [St. Helens]. The theme is "Finding Common Cause."

26:29 minutes (12.12 MB)

The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--And Spawned a Global Crisis


Who killed the economy? A page-turning, true-crime expose of the subprime salesmen and Wall Street alchemists who produced the biggest financial scandal in American history. It's hard to have a guilty conscience if you don't have a conscience. "Anything that benefited production - that benefited me and benefited my wallet - I'd do it." The sales force at Ameriquest Mortgage took this philosophy to heart.

They watched the Hollywood white-collar-crime flick Boiler Room as a training tape, studying how to pitch overpriced deals to unsuspecting home owners. They learned how to forge signatures on mortgage paperwork and create fake documents in cut-and-paste operations they dubbed The Lab or The Art Department.

Thu, 09/15/2011

Fight the Empire on 09/29/11

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 09/29/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Interview with financial reporter Michael Hudson about corruption in banking and mortgage industry

Host Per Fagereng interviews Michael Hudson, Staff Writer at iWatch News about the legacy of corruption that still plagues Bank of America and a pattern of fraud at Countrywide Financial Corp., once the nation’s largest mortgage lender.

Radiozine on 09/28/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 09/28/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with permaculture expert Jan Spencer

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Jan Spencer, organizer of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, which will be held October 13 - 16 in Portland and the Columbia County Fairgrounds [St. Helens]. The theme is "Finding Common Cause."

Jan Spencer has lived in New York, Texas, Arkansas and Oregon. He has travelled out of a back pack to over 35 countries over 5 years on four continents. Highlights of his life include living two years in a rural commune in the Arkansas Ozarks, backpacking in the Ruwenzori Mountains of western Uganda, surfing at Raglan, New Zealand, painting adventures by bike in Italy and his current suburban permaculture project in Eugene. Jan's interests include geography, global affairs and art. He is a self described weather and climate enthusiast.

More Talk Radio on 09/19/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Portland Housing Discrimination Based on Race or National Origin

Linda Olson Osterlund guest hosts. Her topic is Housing Discrimination in Portland.

A recent audit by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon on how black and Latino renters fared in the Portland housing market, found discrimination in 64 percent of 50 tests across the city.
 
Linda asks you to weigh in on Fair Housing in Portland and what should be done about housing discrimination.
 

UK Rising

program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

Air date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

program date: 
Wed, 07/20/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Economic Fairness Oregon's Communication Director, Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by Tim Collette, a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session.

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Voices from the Edge 07-14-11 Walking with the homeless

program date: 
Thu, 07/14/2011

Walking with the homeless

Oregon's homeless struggle every day for food and shelter. They also struggle with the wounds of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Oregon Housing and Community Services' one night homeless count last year, identified 1,684 homeless Oregonians, out of a total count of 19,208, as victims of domestic violence. Tracking such trauma among the homeless is difficult at best and often not tracked at all in cases involving homeless adults who were abused as children. Worse still, homeless victims are often unable to find support or even recognition of their trauma.

55:47 minutes (51.08 MB)
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