The Move To Amend coalition is hosting a Democracy Convergence in Portland May 3-5 at Portland Community College. Join David Cobbs and I in this conversation tomorrow from the Move To Amend Coalition and learn about the coalition and their Convergence this weekend.
As you may remember on January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
Voters have received the Voters pamphlet and will get their ballots in the next few days. One of the biggest issues facing voters on May 21, 2013 is the issue of fluoridating water. Measure 26-151-ask voters ”Shall Portlanders fluoridate its drinking water supply”. Both sides of this debate were invited to participate in this conversation, unfortunately the pro-side didn’t respond. I will talk with Kellie Barnes, a local small business owner and a volunteer with Clean Water Portland on the No on 26-151 campaign. Have you decided? What questions do you have about fluoridation? Is it safe for food and pets? What questions do you have for the pro side? Let us know your thoughts! Join Kellie and I tomorrow morning from 8:30AM-9:00AM and join the conversation on Voices from the Edge.
Host Jennifer Kemp interviews Ali Liebgott about her new novel, "Cha-Ching!" The story revolves around Theo, a scruffy, big-hearted and quick-witted heroine, who has been delivered luckless into a culture where the winners and losers have already been decided. Her adventures in getting over take her from SF to NYC, from dyke bars to telemarketing outfits, casinos to free clinics. Liebegott tells a story of what it means to be young and broke in America.
When an individual is released from prison or jail, they are free. But are they really? Tonight, Out Loud focuses on a topic that is close to home for our queer family. Recently, Natalie Marie, an Out Loud host and producer, was dismissed from the Q Center, after failing a state-mandated criminal background check. Natalie was the "Volunteer of the Year” in 2012 for the Q Center.
Live broadcast of the forum held at Portland State University on the Portland Women's Movement of the 1970s to the present day - from activism to institutions.
The Portland women’s movement of the 70s began with protests and consciousness raising but quickly expanded to include projects and services: bookstores, abortion information and referral, a rape hotline, women’s studies at PSU, a feminist school, a building, a health clinic and more.
Programming to celebrate and honor International Women's Day: A KBOO Tradition
Continuing KBOO's long standing tradition of special programming to honor International Women's Day, this year we have 35 hours lined up to inform, inspire and celebrate women. All programs during this special time are produced by women, with all women tech crews, too. There will be a mix of music programming, including a couple of blocks of live music on Friday, and information and news, too! It all starts Thursday evening at 7 pm, and runs through Saturday morning at 6 am. Pt. 2
Radical LGBT activists see the fight for gay marriage as a distraction from the more important struggle for economic justice. Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis is one such activist -- a writer for A New Queer Agenda. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about how LGBT people are affected by economic injustice.