Martha Odom presents the weekly activist report: news of last weeks actions and upcoming events for this week. You can also hear an interview with Will Seaman of Portland Peaceful Response Coalition talking about efforts to stop the Friday night rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Martha Odom talks with Lawrence Behmer, Portland Citizen Corp Chair; Ed Rentz, NET leader for Laurelhurst; and Leah Grey, KBOO volunteer currently taking the NET training, about the teams and the free classes for people who will be first-on-scene in the event of a disaster.
Martha Odom interviews Oregon peace activist Betsy Lamb, who was arrested and jailed for nonviolent resistance while attempting to enter Ft. Huachuca, home of a US Interrogation Training School, and Rachel Wilson, member of the legal team representing the defendants. This action was part of the Torture on Trial campaign against the use of torture by the military. They will also speak of inequities in the legal and prison system.
Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Plan, talks with host Martha Odom on the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it. Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, 7 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av., and on Mar. 18, 7 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.
Martha Odom Hosts. Today, her guest is Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org). They’ll discuss the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it.
Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, at 7:00 pm, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av.,
and again on Mar. 18, at 7:00 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign Forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.
Dawn Jones, instructor for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and a journey level carpenter; Lela Brown, plumber; and Tara Webb, electrician, join host Martha Odom on International Women's Day to talk about blue collar work: the rewards and obstacles. Oregon Tradeswomen provides education, mentoring and advocacy for women entering non-traditional fields and sponsors an annual Women in Trades Fair coming up in May.
A Memorial Day Special Edition with Ret. Col. Ann Wright: Mike Marceau, Washington D.C. Veterans for Peace: and Chanan Suarezdiaz, Seattle Iraq Veterans Against the War. The costs of war go far beyond those who have lost their lives. The toll on survivors, their families and the nation is immeasurable.
Ann Wright discusses the additional burdens that women soldiers carry. Mike Marceau relates how DC VFP was dis-invited from the Capital's Memorial Day Parade for being "too political" and Chanan Suarezdiaz invites Cascadia to NW Winter Soldier in Seattle on May 31.
One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.
Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.
Host Martha Odum interviews Oregon writer Annette White-Parks about her book, "Cuttings from the Violas: Traveling with My Scots Grannies." White-Parks looks at the world and experiences of Scottish women down through the centuries.
Annette White-Parks was born and grew up in Monument, Oregon where she started writing poems when she was big enough to pick wildflowers. She has an MA in English from Sacramento State University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University.