PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied. KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)
Eric Squires is a Democrat running for the seat in Oregon House District 26. He talked with Don Merrill about how his pragmatism lets him seriously consider the work of libertarian think tanks, how he's "hard-wired" for politics and how, if he voted to support marijuana legislation, he would do it holding his nose literally and figuratively. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:36 minutes (27.1 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Alka Pradhan, Counter-Terrorism Counsel with Reprieve US, who is representing Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Rabbani in the Washington DC Court of Appeals, in one of the first court cases related to conditions of detention at the controversial military prison. Rabbani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since his arrest in Pakistan in 2002, and is joining historic litigation begun by fellow prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan. Both men are attempting to have a the court issue an injunction against abusive force-feeing techniques used by guards against hunger-striking prisoners.
Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions.
KBOO's Joe Meyer put together an Aretha-themed show including audio from:
City Hall Vox Pop
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Environmental Scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer
Pro and No Fluoride doctors Phillip Wu and Rick North
Neighbors with lawn signs
and Clifford Walkeer of the NAACP