Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.
Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.
A study commissioned by a consortium of Northwestern public radio stations says that a majority of Northwesterners -- Oregonians, Washingtonians and Idahoans, or whatever they call themselves -- agree with the anti-immigrant law passed recently in Arizona. In Oregon, that support is at 61 percent.
What does it mean? Is anti-immigrant sentiment more widespread than we thought? And what is that sentiment exactly? Fear, born of cultural ignorance? Economic anxiety? Good ol' racism? A toxic brew of all three? With Joe on vacation, Abe leads the discussion.
There was a Queer Patrol meeting held at the Q Center located at 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue in response to a recent number of gay bashings. Members of the queer community and friends gathered to do something about by organinzing a Queer Patrol. The meetings are on-going and more community support is needed to get the ball rolling and create to support that the LGBTQ community needs. Here is a audio recording of the first meeting
There was an action event held on Thursday, June 10th to stop the annual slaughtering on dolphins. There were petitions to be signed which will be sent to the government in Japan, the United States government, and the International Whaling Commission. With the legislation to possibly lift the moratorium on whaling coming up this month in Morocco, it is extremely important for people to get involved in anyway that they can. Joe Chisolm, production producer for the 2009 documentary "The Cove", was a guest speaker at this event and we all of the audio from it. "The Cove" won over 60 awards and we urge you to watch it... very emotional, informative, and heart-wrenching.