Sixty five years ago, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The event changed race relations in Portland forever.
On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.
There were plenty of guest and a few professors from Portland State University interviewed for the Vanport 65th anniversary on KBOO. This interview is with KBOO volunteer Sekoynia Wright...interview Michael McGregor, a English professor at Portland State University:
Jonathan Goldstein is the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Company program "Wiretap", a satirical look at relationships and existentialism from the perspective of a middle-aged Jewish man. That perspective is now also in print in Mr. Goldstein's first book, "I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow." Don Merrill talked w/Jonathan about his love for words and their power for good and ill.
has been by her side for all these years of courage in the face of this empire's justice juggernaut armed with a weapons-grade National Security apparatus that listens only to the echo of its own footsteps along the empty corridors lit by burning spooks...
Ed Washington was a child living in Vanport, Oregon, in 1948, when the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The event changed race relations in Portland forever.
He speaks with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about life in Vanport, and the Memorial Day flood of 1948.
Tom Becker hosts and shares a reading on exporting fundamentalism; also we hear Gerald Markowitz with Bill Resnick on Biohazards; Iven Hale on the horror of the US incarceration system; and the movie moles Jan and Joe on The Great Gatsby.