To comply with the "No Child Left Behind" program, Portland Schools have adopted a corporate produced one-size-fits-all, lockstep reading program called "Reading Street." Education professor Maika Yeigh talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with it and what kids need to make them life-long readers.
Working for Peace, Paying for War? Host Martha Odom brings together people who are refusing to give tax dollars to fund killing. Hear local resisters from Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance and Metanoia Peace Community: and Steev Hise, a film maker whose documentary of war tax resisters will be released this fall discussing their reasons for resistance, the many methods to resist and the growing movement for non-participation in funding war.
Host Barbara Bernstein leads a discussion with our listeners on two topics, one National, one Local: The Columbia River Crossing and the recent New Yorker cover, featuring a cartoon of Barack Obama and his wife dressed as terrorists.
Reggae Bob, An old friend to Prison Pipeline, joins Ruth for this episode to discuss a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in July, 2008. California prisons must be integrated after years of racial segregation. We at Prison Pipeline will keep an eye on this new ruling.
A World Bank Financed dam built in India was supposed to provide water to millions.
Instead, floods cost these millions their homes--and many of them have not been resettled.
KBOO's Beth Crawford has the story:
Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann Bowman speak with two of the four candidates for Washington State U.S. Congressional Representative District 3; Cheryl Crist and Michael Delavar. Incumbant Brian Baird and candidate Christine Webb were unable to participate.
Hosted by: Dmae Roberts
An in-depth conversation with four mixed race and multi-ethnic actors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Demetra Pittman, Soneela Nankani, Juan LeBron and Joshua Wolf Coleman talk about race and the changing faces of theatre.
Host Joe Uris speaks with writer and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. Ehrenreich is also the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Barbara will be speaking at Powell’s City of Books at 1005 W. Burnside in Portland at 7:30PM on Wednesday, July 16th.