Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls Rock," playing at Cinema 21 starting Friday, March 7. For more on Rock 'n Roll camps for girls, click here, and for Portland locations, click here.
Larry Bowlden, as Women's History Month begins, reviews the work of some significant writers. Larry points out the ways in which novels can teach us things about moral life that philosophers can never touch.
Clayton Morgareidge reports on Winter Soldier, an oppportunity for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to speak out, sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). And we hear more music from Satori.
Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with David Rogers about why Oregon keeps putting more people in prison. Rogers is director of Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly the Western Prison Project). They discuss the newest proposal for harsher sentencing by Kevin Manix, coming to a ballot near you.
People want peace. A new poll indicates a solid majority of Israelis want their government to negotiate peace with Hamas. People in Portland will be demonstrating on Saturday, March 15. (Check out pdxpeace.org, where you can find more information.) Satori Men's Chorus will present "A Time For Peace," a concert of songs about peace at the Old Church, SW 11th & Clay, 8:00 pm, also on Saturday, March 15. Visit the Old Church website, or (sometime soon when the website is ready) Satori's website. This segment includes a sample of the Satori sound.
The North by Northeast Community Health Center opened in response to the medical needs of Hurricane Katrinia survivors and of the medically uninsured here in Portland. This audio features interviews with Dr. Jill Ginsberg, Pastor Mary Overstreet Smith, and Suzy Jeffreys a year and a half after the center's opening. They describe the North by Northeast Community Health Center and its roots in taking action in the face of injustice.