Per Fagereng interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He'll talk about his latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, an exposé of international corruption — and what we can do about it.
S.W. Conser talks with author Jeff Gordinier about his new book X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking. A droll overview of media and culture in the information age, Jeff's book offers cautious hope for our future.
Guest host Crystal Leighty speaks with Matthew Deschaine of The WhyNotPortland campaign. The campaign has submitted 30,520 signatures to the City Auditor for its ballot-initiative to provide health insurance for uninsured school children in Portland. The plan would allow children to see their pediatrician or other primary care provider for a $10 co-pay while providing coverage for hospitalizations and other major illnesses.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with staff and youth from Caldera,
a non-profit arts organization which offers deep arts learning experiences for underserved youth in Portland and Central Oregon. Participants include Kristin Kilchenstein, education director; Majik, in-school mentor; and photographer Julie Keefe who works with the youth who interview and photograph diverse people in their neighborhoods.
On June 12th, 2007, as workers at the Del Monte
processing plant in North Portland, neared the end of their work shift, agents
from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement
or ICE, raided the plant, detaining 167 people, separating families, and
spreading fear and anxiety through out the community.
The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”
The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.