Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.
Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.
Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation." Because they can.
Today, hosts Mark Bitterman and Marlese Franklin bring us a four-part show, starting with Annie Kirschner, Child Nutrition Coordinator at the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force, talking about summer nutrition for kids when school lunch programs are on vacation.
Due to a report from city Auditor Gary Blackmer last week the city's program to spur affordable housing development has been called into question.
Tax breaks, or tax abatements, have been given to developers who are promising to build affordable housing. The audit, which looked at eleven of these abatements, shows that developers are not following through on the deal.
KBOO's Michael Ianello spoke with audit director Drummond Kahn about the audit and the city's plans for future over sight.
A Houston TV station presented the results of an investigation, on August 1stshowing military recruiters bullying schoolkids and threatening them with prison.
The recruiters lie to the high schoolers, telling them that the 'delayed entry' program is a binding contract.In fact, the delayed entry program is not a binding contract, but a program supposedly designed to let kids 'try out' the military before deciding for sure.
On the August 14, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Radiozine, Emily Young interviews Yvonne Simmons of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and a founder in Portland of the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence. Also discussed: Women's Equality Day, coming up on Tuesday, August 26th.
On the Aug 14, Thursday, 10 am Radiozine, Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with Kansas. They discuss his new book,The Wrecking Crew, in which Frank examines the blundering and corrupt Washington created by politicians who reserve their favors for the rich.