Transportation

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Addressing Transportation in Portland

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Mon, 07/25/2011

 Host Cecil Prescod discusses transportation issues in Portland with Dave Wetzel  from England. As well as being President of the Labour Land Campaign (www.LabourLand.org), Dave Wetzel FCILT is CEO of 'Transforming Communities' the transport, housing, land tax consultancy he founded in 2008. For eight years he was the first Vice-Chair of Transport for London and was also Chair of London Buses and TfL's Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

54:17 minutes (24.85 MB)

Radiozine on 09/16/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

"Bundled securities...phony annual reports...bribed politicians...a crashed economy. These familiar-sounding conditions are just part of the legacy of the men who built the 19th century transcontinental railroads. In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, historian Richard White tells the story of corporate misconduct, incompetence and greed surrounding the construction of the transcontinental railroads that changed America. White reconstructs the convoluted paper trail that enriched Gilded Age capitalists and triggered three economic crisis in the late 19th century." Dave Mazza hosts.

Michael Ruppert: Can we shift out of our "economic Ponzi scheme?"

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Wed, 09/07/2011

"Unless you change how money works, you change nothing. We live in an infinite growth economy, in other words -- a ponzi scheme. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. Those species who cannot get out of their paradigm are doomed to go extinct. Can we disengage from our paradigm?" Host Per Fagering speaks with Michael C. Ruppert, who is probably best known for having accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash, Peak Oil and its impacts. In April of this year he issued a compelling and detailed alert on Collapsenet that warned of a major economic implosion, followed by massive civil unrest starting in late July which is still unfolding and leading to “the collapse of human industrial civilization”.

57:39 minutes (26.39 MB)

A Categorized Program Not on 09/07/11

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Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Washington County: How to Make Cycling Work in the Suburbs and Beyond

This month we explore what it takes to bring cycling to the suburbs by looking at Washington County, our suburban neighbor to the west. While Portland likes to ring it's proverbial bike bell for being bike friendly, we'll be talking to Hal Ballard, Executive Director at the Washington County Transportation Coalition, Heather McCarey, Executive Director of the Westside Transportation Alliance and Will Vanlue, grass roots cycling advocate from Tigard about making new places for cycling in the daunting landscape of the suburbs.

The Bike Show on 09/07/11

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Washington County: How to Make Cycling Work in the Suburbs and Beyond

On the September episode we'll be joined in the studio by the movers, shakers and hard workers that are figuring out new and improved ways to bring cycling to the suburbs and rural areas that surround them. While cities are built for short trips, the suburbs present new obstacles and challenges for designers and planners to make facilities available to the average Nike/soccer mom, Intel/BBQ dad, and safe for the whole family. Join us while we explore the creative ways these folks are finding solutions, or call in with your own stories and suggestions!

 

Photo by KTesh of Bike/Ped Facilities on SW Farmington Rd. (unencorporated Washington County, OR) - Riding With Jonathan Maus 2/17/11

Voices from the Edge 08-25-11 Getting on board with a fair transit policy

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Thu, 08/25/2011

Getting on board with a fair transit policy

As TriMet begins considering fares for a new fiscal year, some community members are calling on the transit authority to address inequities between MAX and bus transfer policies that hurt working class families relying on bus service. While MAX transfers are valid two hours from purchase, bus transfer policy is based on destination point, a confusing formula that some bus riders claim results in arbitrary and sometimes discriminatory assignment of transfer times.

55:32 minutes (50.84 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/25/11

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Getting on board with a fair transit policy

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Portland approves bike-sharing program

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/18/2011

The Portland City Council has voted to approve a bike-sharing program that would draw from two million dollars in federal funding.

Portland is following the lead of a dozen major U-S cities that have had success with similar automated community bicycle programs, which make bicycles available to the public for a fee. 

KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Gerik Kransky, advocacy director with the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance, who testified before the City Council in support of the program.

He shed some light on how a bike-sharing program in Portland will work.

4:16 minutes (3.91 MB)

UK Rising

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Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)
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