Today is election day for Multnomah County voters.If you haven’t handed in your ballot, you have until eight p-m to drop it off at the county elections office or one of the drop-off sites at libraries around town.
You can no longer mail your ballot – if you do, it will not be counted.
Bill Fletcher is a long-time racial justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author. He has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Fernando Gapasin (heard here introducing Bill Fletcher), of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice. Fletcher was in Northeast Portland, speaking at an event sponsored by the International Socialist Organization on May 18th, 2013 as part of a tour promoting his new book: "They're Bankrupting Us" and Twenty Other Myths about Unions.
KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with Hawaiian peace activist Jim Albertini about RIMPAC naval trainings being conducted in Hawaii. His organizatinon is protesting the naval trainings, because they contaminate Hawaii's oceans with depleted uranium, and because he thinks the money being used for the trainings, would be better used feeding children.
Forty years of making music hasn’t made The Manhattan Transfer any less daring. Their latest project, "The Living Room Sessions" expose the quartet and how they make their music even more. Don Merrill has the chance to talk with founding member Alan Paul about the group, the return of group member Sharon Bentyne after her bout with cancer and his feelings about the failings of some of today’s music making.