Gordon Lafer talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about why education and training programs will not put a dent in the unemployment rate. Lafer is a political economist at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center and the author of The Job Training Charade.
17:39 minutes (12.12 MB)
Guest host Doug McVay speaks with Haven Wheelock, syringe exchange program coordinator with Outside In, about harm reduction, overdose prevention, and local efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis transmission among injection drug users. 62:02 minutes (85.19 MB)
This week: We talk with Jamie Bridge of the International Drug Policy Consortium about the Support Don't Punish Campaign, the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, and the new psychoactive substances bill being debated in the UK Parliament. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Nicole Garcia is seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When that happens she will be the first transgender woman of color to be ordained in the ELCA. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
What follows is some raw, unedited news clips from a number of sources as well as my own notes on the issue.All the material you missed in the hustle to make room for our guests:
Watching the Greek nation implode, the Greek people suffering hideously, lives destroyed. We cannot understand the rising tide of blame when this was caused by the IMF, banks and private creditors. It could have been solved at the get-go...Now, the world not only stands by and does nothing, but contributes to the disaster .
Joe Clement talks with Ryan Wisnor about Blood Wednesday, a labor battle fought during the auspicious year of 1934, when general strikes erupted in Portland and other West Coast port cities. In particular, striking longshoreworkers blocked the train that runs near Pier Park and were met with police, who fired on the workers and sent them running for cover in the Douglas Firs. Thought they suffered losses that day, the strikers ultimately prevailed through community support and helped galvanize workers up and down the West Coast. 11:40 minutes (5.34 MB)
Norm Diamond talks with the Low Tide Drifters, whose "music for the rest of us" draws on growing up in coastal oregon, wobbly didacticism, environmental as well as socially conscious themes, and phenomenal performances all around. They talk about their backgrounds and the importance of music as a conveyer of history and popular understandings. 32:19 minutes (14.8 MB)
This week we're at a news conference featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, New Approach Oregon's Anthony Johnson, WomenGrow's Leah Maurer, and ACLU of Oregon's David Rogers, discussing Oregon's new legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)