Bill Resnick talks with organizer Justin Norton-Kertson about the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. They discuss the benefits of raising the floor for all workers and preserving social welfare spending for those unable to work, as well as the origins of the movement in Chicago, its victories in SeaTac and Seattle, and the relation between the national and local campaigns, both of which have excellent websites (https://www.15now.org/ and http://www.15nowpdx.org/). They discuss recent actions in Portland and the kinds of solidarity workers can show without risk to their jobs. 20:17 minutes (9.28 MB)
Jason Yates is running for US Congress in the 1st District. He talked with Don
Merrill about how he has basic faith in the media despite how media professionals
may have their own biases, how the Second Amendment assumes the citizenry will
have guns not allow them to have guns and why 39 years is long enough for Republicans to be in the minority in Oregon. *These conversations are part of a project to
invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this
interview will be posted shortly. 28:22 minutes (25.97 MB)
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.
Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm
Anita Brown is a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. She talked with Don Merrill about how she believes that everyone should have the right to own but not necessarily carry guns into public spaces, how gay marriage is a civil rights issue and how she would engage colleagues who disagree with her facts with "love". *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)
This past Saturday drew people of conscience all sorts of them, all united in theeir oppsition to the Keystone XL. The message from the crowd gathered at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday morning, urged, demanded that President Obama reject the project. The protest was part of a “Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels,” a nationwide effort to convince the president that the pipeline would be an environmental calamity. 16:10 minutes (14.79 MB)
Alissa Keny Guyer is a Democrat running for re-election in Oregon House District 46. She talked with Don Merrill about her eagerness to work on issues related health disparaties for people of color, her concern over the corrupting influence of lobbying groups on her colleagues and her anticipation that in light of the departures from the legislature, she will see more players on the field working to score for her progressive team. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)
A long edit of the 2014 Vine Deloria Jr. Lecture Series: #ChangeTheName: REDSK*NS: Native American Mascots and the Perpetuation of Stereotypes at Reed college on 4/24/14 played on Rose City Native Radio on 5/8/14.
Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving
the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He
talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem
and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014
candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted
shortly. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42. She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)
A, 240 Arrested During Protest Blocking the European Business Summit
Brussels- 500 protesters tried to block the “European Business Summit.” The police made dozens of arrests. About 500 activists of the D1-20 Alliance, which brings together farmers, citizens, workers, unemployed or artists gathered Thursday morning in the center of Brussels. They marched to the Egmont Palace, home of the European Business Summit, via the Boulevard de Waterloo, hoping to block the summit. The police, backed by riot police, surrounded the protesters and made arrests. The police also used water-cannons. A total of 240 protesters were arrested administratively, said the spokesman of the police zone Brussels Capital Ixelles, Christian De Coninck. 12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)