Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with the Reverend GRAYLAN S. HAGLER, development director of NACA, national president of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice and senior minister of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. He'll discuss the Save the Dream tour to actually help homeowners with unaffordable mortgages.
Chris Andreae hosts a special program all about the West Coast Convergence for Climate Action, 8 days of Low Impact Living and High Impact Action with skill shares, sustainability demonstrations, direct action, community organizing, and entertainment.
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Patrick Nolen, community organizer for Sisters of the Road about the effects of the Sit-Lie Law on Portland's homeless community. They also discuss Portland's anti-camping ordinances. On Thursday, August 7th Sisters Of The Road will hold a truth commission on the effects of the Sit-Lie Law on Portland's homeless community.
Interview with Dr Yves Lefranc of Adventist Medical Center on lower back pain and its implications. Latter half of the program, Ms Arareli Panameno of the Washington D.C. based Center for Responsible Lending on the impact of Housing Foreclosures on the Latina/o Community.
Interview with Jean-Pierre Dessou about poverty and homelessness in Togo, West Africa, and an interview with Brian Lindstrom, documentary film maker working on Alien Boy, a film telling the story of Jim Chasse, focusing on his last day, when Portland police stomped him. They believed he was a drug dealer when he was a person dealing with schizophrenia who in his earlier life had been a musician of local note. Interesting juxtaposition of the lack of social stigma of poverty in Togo and the police beating of Jim instigated in large part by his appearance. Togo knows community. Portland's police don't.
Where do John McCain and Barack Obama stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality? Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things. MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?