Housing/Homelessness

PDX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act with Bus Tour

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

 

April was National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the April 11, 1968 enactment of the Fair Housing Act by Lyndon Johnson. The Oregon Fair Housing Council marked the 40th anniversary last Wednesday with the first ever 'fair housing' bus tour of a US city.

The tour took participants through Portland, with a view toward historical housing discrimination.

1:13 minutes (1.11 MB)

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police:

1:55 minutes (4.39 MB)

Homeless Activists Call Attention to Bridge Sweeps at City Hall

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/28/2008

 

Twenty-seven homeless people sat down out side city hall last night, and they say they plan to stay there until city government finds somewhere for them to live.

4:09 minutes (3.8 MB)

Roseland Theater's "Candidate's Gone Wild"

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2008

 

 Candidates Gone Wild is happening tonight at the Roseland theater on West Burnside. 

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty talked with Willamette Week’s Hank Stern about the event.

 

1:44 minutes (1.59 MB)

Some Subsidized Housing to be Refurbished

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 04/01/2008

 

There’s good news for thousands of Oregonians living in subsidized housing.
Because of a Bill passed during the special legislative session in February, as well as several grants and donations from both private and public sources, over 7,000 housing units will be given a much-needed refurbishing.

 KBOO reporter, Don Wolfe, has the details.

0:50 minutes (249.28 KB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author.  We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from  an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.

You can hear the whole show by clicking the arrow on this page, or you can go to individual pieces  from the links below.  But first, support the Old Moles and this great community radio station by clicking on the JOIN NOW! button just above!  And thanks!

1.  The case for veganism

2.  Homeless in Seattle

36:59 minutes (16.94 MB)

Working With Homeless Women

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 Laurie Mercier  talks with Anitra Freeman of  Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) about the work her organization does with homeless women in Seattle.  She will be speaking at In Other Word Bookstore on Thursday,  April 17 (call  503-232-6003 for info).   

8:36 minutes (3.94 MB)

New Orleans Public Housing Activists Face Charges

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2008

 

Three public housing advocates in New Orleans are facing felony charges after they were arrested on Friday afternoon.

The three activists occupied the Lafitte housing project during a protest against the demolition of affordable, undamaged public housing in New Orleans.

KBOO spoke with Jay Arena, a long-time public housing advocate in the city of New Orleans:

2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)
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