Portland residents in two separate neighborhoods engaged in civil disobedience today to stop ancient trees from being cut down by developer Vic Remmers.
A neighborhood group in Southeast Portland has banded together to stop the cutting of two old-growth trees near 41st Avenue and Clinton Street. The trees are on a property owned by developer Vic Remmers.
Last month, Remmers’ company, Everett Custom Homes, demolished the single home on the lot, a structure that was built over 100 years ago. Remmers plans to build three new houses on the lot.
To make room for the new development, two of the four old-growth Douglas Firs on the lot, including the largest of the four, were cut down on Saturday.
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Jan Haaken talks with Patsy Kullberg (also an Old Mole), about her new novel, Girl in the River. The novel--a work of historical fiction--centers on the struggles of a fictional working class young woman, finding her way in the actual world of corruption, vice squads, and abortion politics in the mid-twentieth century in Portland. Jan talks with Patsy about what reproductive rights activists might learn from this period in Portland's history--and how novels contribute to our capacity to imagine that a better world is possible. 9:57 minutes (4.55 MB)
This week we hear more of that interview with Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream, and also from Molly Gill, Government Affairs Counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Join Jasmine Jordan at HOLOCENE....Thursday Septermber17 starting at 9:00pm for a soulful performance!
Jasmine is a neo-soul/r&b artist touring on the 'Westcoast Smile Tour' with other artists on positive vibes. Jasmine has a current song that she will be performing while on tour called "Smile" and can be found on Spotify and Itunes...as well as her EP "Time Travel" can also be found. "Best I Can" IS HOT!!!!!
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Novelist Sue Grafton has just finished the 24th novel in her alphabet themed series of detective novels that she began in the mid 1980s. Her heroine, Kinsey Milhorne, has only aged eight years in 30 years of storytelling, which the author says makes her "more advanced' than Kinsey. Don Merrill talked with Sue Grafton about her time as a Hollywood screenwriter, here latest novel "X", and how one of her stories was based on an actual, unsolved murder.
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The Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines has issued a statement condemning the torture and extrajudicial killing of indigenous Lumad tribal leaders and educators. The indigenous leaders were allegedly attacked by the Philippine military forces at the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development.
The local Committee consists of immigrant youth, students and allies working together in solidarity to advance in the national democratic movement in the Philippines.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the members of the local committee 3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)
The Ubu Hour production of HITCH-HIKE HUSSY.. from the Sept 2015 Ubu Hour.. A lurid tale full of sex and violence, based on the 1959 pulp novel of the same name, as well as inspired by the 1950s film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly." Here's a chance to hear this radio noir thriller without sitting through the 10 minutes of filler that opened the September 2015 Ubu show.. 35:13 minutes (48.37 MB)