This program begins with Marty Hart-Landsberg discussing whether China's growth is really sending US jobs to China. Brooke Jacobson reviews the film "Ten Canoes," and Larry Bowlden reviews the novel "Pearl" by Mary Gordon. Tom Becker discusses two books on what apes tell us about human morality. The program concludes with Bill Renick and Micah Yeigh beginning a conversation about models of early education at issue in Portland schools.
About a hundred friends and family members gathered at Woodlawn park on Saturday in solidarity with the local non-profit, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,” a group which is fighting to--amongst other things--get Kofie and C’Lynn out of the clutches of Oregon’s Department of Human Services, and back into the children’s original loving family.
In August the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to issue an initial assessment of the impact of a Liquid Natural Gas re-gasification terminal on the Lower Columbia River. Aside from the environmental risks, some Oregonians are beginning to wonder if the state will receive much of the gas once the facility is operational.
Award-winning authors/film historians Amid Amidi & Jerry Beck have been rescuing forgotten animation from archives and festivals and collecting it on their website Cartoon Brew Films. S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge catch up with Amid and Jerry following their appearance at the Platform International Animation Festival.