Kimberly A. C. Wilson is a reporter for the Oregonian newspaper and was sent to Haiti after the January earthquake to cover stories related to the Pacific Northwest. This radio program is taken from interviews conducted by Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and provide a personal look back at her trip to Haiti.
What does Ted Wheeler's departure mean for Multnomah County
The appointment of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler as state treasurer last Tuesday churned county and state political waters this week. Wheeler, appointed by Governor Kulongoski to fill the vacancy created by State Treasurer Ben Westlund's death, is now better positioned to advance up the ladder of statewide offices. At the county level, meanwhile, his departure has set off a scramble for his and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's seat - Cogen throwing his hat in the ring to be the county's top executive. What will Wheeler's departure mean for residents of Oregon's most populous county? Jo Ann and Dave look at what's ahead for the candidates and county residents.
Stephanie Potter speaks with Carole Hart, director and producer of "For the Next 7 Generations," and Linda Neale, founder and board member of the Earth and Spirit Council. "For The Next 7 Generations," a documentary film chronicling the efforts of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from the four directions to heal the earth & her inhabitants, will show at 4 pm on 3/14 at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland 97202.
For International Women's Day, the women of the Old Mole Collective, led by host Denise Morris, take up issues confronting women in the building trades and their creative ways of dealing with them; women in the movie industry and a current film written and directed by a woman; and "The Science of Gender and Sex," the topic of this year's Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark College. In addition, Denise features the music of Yoko Ono in the breaks between segments.
The 29th Annual Gender Studies Symposium is coming to Lewis & Clark College, March 10-12. The Old Mole's Laurie Mercier talks with the Symposium's Faculty Director Kimberly Brodkin about the many perspectives on this years topic -- "The Science of Gender and Sex" -- including the medicalization of sexuality (for more on this, go here) and political responses to the AIDS crisis. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the symposium's website.
For this International Women's Day show, Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss the film "Fish Tank," written and directed by Andrea Arnold and showing through Thursday at Cinema 21. Frann and Jan also discuss "the male gaze" and other issues around the presence of women in film making.
What's it like to be a woman in the construction trades? Johnanna Brenner talks with an electrician and a steam fitter about about the challenges facing women trying to break into and stay in the construction trades. They discuss how women support each other to meet those challenges, about efforts to make unions more democratic, inclusive, and activist, and why that is important to women and people of color working in the trades.
Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and guest authors Cynthia Brix and William Keepin as they discuss this remarkable and unique project run by founded by Sister Lucy Kurien. Maher based in Pune India is a sanctuary for abused or abandoned women and children. It is based on interfaith principles and rejects caste in all of its workings. Empowering women is built in to the model and former victims make up the majority of the staff that has housed and helped heal over 1500 women. "Unconditional Love" is said to be the guiding spirit of the community. Tune in to hear more!