Mariam Widman and Mark Bitterman host. Today's guests are Steve Jones, owner of Steve's Cheese on NW Thurman and 23rd, and Paul Obringer from the Ancient Heritage Dairy. Find out all about artisan-quality cheeses available right here in Portland.
Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico? Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.
Former German central banker Thilo Sarrazin has provoked a heated debate in Germany with the publication in August of his book: Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab -- or Germany Does Away with Itself. In the book Sarrazin says Muslims are either unwilling or incapable of integration and that immigrants are more of a negative than a positive for the country. Politicians roundly condemned the statements, but some Germans say Sarrazin has publicly stated what many actually think. Host Miriam Widman discusses the book and immigration with Feridun Bek, a German of Turkish descent who is an auto industry executive now living in Detroit and with Sergey Lagodinsky, a Russian-Jewish immigrant to Germany who is a lawyer and member of the Social Democratic Party.
Die German Stunde talks about immigration to Portland -- old v. new. The German American Society is having trouble reconciling immigrants who came in the 50s and 60s with newer arrivals. Other ethnic communities are facing similar dilemmas. Guests: Sascha Siekmann from the German American Society, Mahnaz Milani from the Iranian Community, Andrea Bartoloni, Italy's Vice Consul here in Portland and KBOO's very own Lucia Galizia, host of KBOO's Italian Hour.