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.
This week's "Rant" edition topics included Commissioner Fish's response to the housing audit, the attempt by the legislature to make it easier to conceal campaign contributions and money spent on the Columbia River Crossing and more. Listeners joined the conversation with their rants.
Foreclosure filings are soaring and lawmakers are balking. Voices from the Edge hosts JoAnne & Dave talk with Economic Fairness Oregon's Angela Martin about what needs to happen to protect Oregonians from the foreclosure tsunami.
Tonight Circle A Radio is again collaborating wth the Guerilla Theatre youth group from Outside In. We are showcasing peer education media pieces about HIV and STI transmition, how to make informed choices, the importance of communication and peer education, and more.