Despite Portland’s status as one of the best Northern cities for race relations. the more predominantly black areas of North and Northeast Portland still have specific needs beyond what the City can now provide.
One organization that has been working quietly and with little publicity to meet those needs is the Islamic Center for Self Improvement near Jefferson High School.
On March 16, KBOO reported concerns about police operations in this area. In today,’s segment KBOO’s Ethan Scarl speaks with Minister Rahsan Mohammed about the Center’s role in the community.
Oregon seniors and people with disabilities say they're not
getting the chance to voice their opinions on proposed budget changes that would affect them because hearings on the issue were not handicap accessible.
KBOO’s Craig Burk brings us the story from the Oregon News Service:
A major event examining the place of students and adults with disabilities in our community is scheduled this saturday at Portland State. It’s called All Born In: A Cross Disability Inclusion Conference.
Organizers say that youth and adults with disabilities should be mainstreamed into all areas of society – from schoolrooms and day care centers, to the workplace.
Activist Kathie Snow will be lecturing at the Inclusion Conference. She is the author of “Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities.”
She spoke this morning with KBOO’s Lisa Loving.
Find out more about her work at www.disabilityisnatural.com. To register for the Disability Inclusion Conference, go to www.nwdsa.org.
Wilderness means economic security- that’s the message from a coalition from over forty local and regional businesses urging Oregon lawmakers to protect the Wild Rogue, an area of wild lands and tributaries to the lower Rogue River in Southwest Oregon.
Reported by William Cromartie in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
Activists fighting for the protection of Buffalo in Yellowstone National Park are celebrating what they see as a partial victory.
Thanks to an intensive barrage of phone calls, faxes, and emails to Montana’s governor, the activitists have obtained a postponement to the slaughter of Yellowstone buffalo who roam north into montana ranchlands.
Ranchers claim the stray buffalo spread a deadly virus called brucellosis among their livestock. The supporters of the buffalo say these claims have little foundation.
Despite the halt of the slaughter, activists are not happy with the alternative - hazing the buffalo with helicopters and horsemen to keep them away from the livestock.
Dan Brister, Project Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign, spoke to KBOO today about hazing and the perceived threat of Brucellosis:
Several portland area anti-war groups banded together on saturday morning to protest the glorification of war during the rose festival parade.
This year’s Rose Festival parade contained a world war II tank, the first time a tank was paraded in Portland since 1941.
Their intent was to recognize the human cost of our participation in war.
KBOO spoke with Martha Odom, a member of the Surge Protection Brigades.