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Water Rights Advocates Ask Pepsi to Relabel Aquafina

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

 

At Pepsi Cola company's annual shareholders' meeting today, a number of water rights advocates demanded that Pepsi change the labeling on its Aquafina water product.

KBOO's Crystal Leighty spoke with two of the activists involved in the action - Debra Lapidus, with the group 'Think Outside the Bottle', and Stephanie Lynch, a student organizer at Emerson College.

That was KBOO's Crystal Leighty speaking to organizers with the 'Think Outside the Bottle' campaign.

 

4:17 minutes (3.93 MB)

Voter Repression In Indiana Due to New ID Laws

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2008

The state of Indiana held its election primary today, amidst allegations of voter disenfranchisement.
Last week the US Supreme Court upheld Indiana's voter ID requirements, which are the strictest in the nation.
Election observation groups in Indiana have noted that a large number of students and young people have been turned away from the polls for not presenting an Indiana state drivers license as ID.
Becky Jenkins is a student in Indiana:

Indiana's voter ID law has been widely criticized for preventing eligible voters from being allowed to cast their ballot.
There has never been a case of voter fraud by voters in Indiana, but Republican lawmakers pushed hard for the ID requirements, which mainly affect Democratic voters.

0:42 minutes (654.74 KB)

Filmaker of"Uncounted" Looks at Election Discrepancies

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2008

 

As Oregonians prepare to send in their ballots for the May 20th primary election, it's worth asking whether the votes will be counted fairly.

In the 2004 election, there were numerous discrepancies and questionable results in many different districts and states.

States that used electronic voting machines were especially affected. 

5:41 minutes (5.21 MB)

Alaskan Native Leader Talks on Global Warming Happening NOW

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The effects of global climate change are already being felt in places close to the polar regions like Australia and Alaska.

Larry Merculieff is an Alaska native leader who is currently touring around the US to raise awareness about the necessity of taking action now to combat climate change.  He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg:

 

2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)

PDX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act with Bus Tour

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

 

April was National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the April 11, 1968 enactment of the Fair Housing Act by Lyndon Johnson. The Oregon Fair Housing Council marked the 40th anniversary last Wednesday with the first ever 'fair housing' bus tour of a US city.

The tour took participants through Portland, with a view toward historical housing discrimination.

1:13 minutes (1.11 MB)

Activists Call to End Trapping Program: Response to Sea Lion Killings

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The endangered Steller sea lion was among six sea lions found Sunday May 4th on the Oregon Columbia river  shot to death in an unauthorized killing.

Three elephant seals were found shot to death in California the day before. 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

PDX Judge to Decide On Columbia Basin Plan for Salmon

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.

    The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.

0:34 minutes (531.47 KB)

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police:

1:55 minutes (4.39 MB)

Correctional Officer Who Beat Prisoner Not Indicted

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/30/2008

 

A Portland correctional officer who allegedly beat a prisoner, then bragged about it online will not be indicted or charged, said the  District Attorney's office today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

 

2:00 minutes (705.45 KB)

Mayday: Immigrant and Worker Rights Solidarity in Downtown PDX

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/30/2008

 

In celebration of May Day, people are gathered right now in downtown Portland for a day of solidarity to stand-up for immigrant and worker rights.

KBOO’s Jen Erickson spoke earlier today with Marco Mejia of the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition to learn more about this event.

 

4:30 minutes (4.13 MB)

 

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