Our Top Ten Records decided at 2 am after a show... don't hold us to it, but we have good taste!
Wasted Time – Futility Destino Final – Atropados Needles – Disastre Marked Men – Ghosts Iron Lung/Walls/Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation Condominium 7” ‘s Reigning Sound - Love and Curses Fy Fan 7" Complications Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Demos Frozen Teens - From Minneapolis Semen - From Basque Country Manipulation - From Chicago Arctic Flowers - Locals Me Das Asko - From LA
Reissues Zero Boys Raincoats The Ex The Fems The Nixe Social Unrest Die Kreuzen The Rats Eddie and the Subtitles Government Issue
A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland
A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.
A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?
Why is violence such a feature of police work? Kristian Williams is the author of two books on this topic, including Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America. Williams examines the populations most often subjected to police abuse and the forms that abuse takes, delving into the role of police brutality in repressing political dissent and in preserving existing structures of inequality. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. On next week's Old Mole (Jan. 4), the conversation will continue, focusing on what police work would be like in a better world.
Max Rameau is the founder of the Miami-based organization Take Back the Land. In 2006, the organization seized control of a vacant lot and built a shantytown called Umoja Village. Take Back the Land then began a campaign of taking over bank-owned foreclosed homes and moving homeless families into them. Max Rameau just completed a North West tour from November 12 through the 17th. We recorded his speech at Portland State University on Friday November 13th. Tonight on Circle A Radio we will listen to Max Rameau’s speech, and hear about the struggle for land and housing in Portland.
Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.