Smart ALEC Oregon: Public Employees

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Smart ALEC Oregon
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Originally aired July 31, 2014 15:14 minutes (13.95 MB)

Smart ALEC Oregon: KBOO Visits ALEC's Spring Task Force Summit in Kansas City

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Smart ALEC Oregon
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Originally aired 9/2/2014 17:30 minutes (16.03 MB)

Smart ALEC Oregon: Immigration and Detention

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Smart ALEC Oregon
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Originally aired August 20, 2014 17:49 minutes (16.31 MB)

Smart ALEC Oregon: School Privatization

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Smart ALEC Oregon
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Originally aired July 7, 2014 14:35 minutes (13.35 MB)

Smart ALEC Oregon: Jackson County GMO Ban Initiative

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Smart ALEC Oregon
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Originally aired June 24, 2014.
15:33 minutes (14.23 MB)

Bureau of Labor and Industries Investigates Daimler for Racial Harassment

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/02/2014
The Bureau of Labor and Industry has launched an investigation on behalf of five Daimler Trucks North America employees for allegations of racial harassment by coworkers and failure to take corrective action by the company’s management.
The Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, has filed a commissioner’s complaint against the company, saying “No employee in Oregon should have to face racial discrimination and intimidation”.
The alleged civil rights violations include employees using racial epithets against African American coworkers, physical intimidation, and in one instance, an African American employee being confronted by another worker holding a noose in the company parking lot. 5:38 minutes (5.15 MB)

Mohammed Ismail - Gaza Engineer trying to build desalination plant

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Mohammed Ismail is one of a group of engineers in Gaza who are attempting to crowdfund the construction of a small, solar-powered desalination plant.

Here is a link to their Indiegogo campain:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/raise-fund-to-build-ro-desalination-p... 18:41 minutes (17.1 MB)

Washington County Clinic Closures Would Hurt Farm Laborers

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/02/2014
On September 23, 2014, the Washington County Board heard a proposal in a closed work session, from Director of Health and Human Services Marni Kuyl, to close the two publicly-funded health clinics, on in Hillsboro and another in Beaverton.
          The proposal cites increased insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act and Oregon’s Medicaid expansion as driving factors of reduced patient numbers.
          However, the closure of these clinics will effectively end publicly-funded health care in the county. 9:09 minutes (8.38 MB)

Arun Gupta: Compromises dampened impact of Climate March

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Thu, 10/02/2014
Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  He's currently working on a book about the local food movement.

His two most recent articles:
How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

and

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement
20:54 minutes (19.14 MB)

Mike McLane Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Mike McLane is a Republican State Representative in Oregon's 55th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about his support for renewable energy, his work to set up a water storage project to serve irrigation needs and why, in his view, Cover Oregon supporters who are now Cover Oregon detractors as November approaches fool no one. 29:50 minutes (27.31 MB)

Margo Howard Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 10/02/2014
Margo Howard is author of the book, Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife. She is the daughter of Ann Landers, the niece of Dear Abby, and the author of several other books including Eppie: The Story of Ann Landers and A Life in Letters: Ann Landers letters to her Only Child. She talks with Don Merrill about how being a romantic makes her like being married, why she never thought about whether or not the families of the men she was marrying wanted to "protect" them from her and how her relationship with her first cousin parallels the relationship of her mother and her aunt a generation earlier. 14:56 minutes (13.67 MB)

David Bronner Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 10/01/2014
David Bronner is the president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the company known for its natural ingredient based soaps as well as the quirky labels on its packaging. Mr. Bronner talked with Don Merrill about the care with which his family carries on the tradition of their grandfather Emanuel, the need for GMO labeling to help wrest control of food from food companies and why we are throwing away a multibillion dollar market to the Chinese and the Europeans. 29:52 minutes (27.35 MB)

KBOO news interview with Meeko Williams from Detroit Water Brigade

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/01/2014
On September 30, United States bankruptcy Judge ruled that water shut offs to the poorest of Detroiters. Thousands of people have rallied and confronted the Detroit Water and Sewer Department for mass water shut offs since early this summer. The United Nations recently declared that access to water constitutes a human right and that the city of Detroit is in the wrong by shutting the water off.  8:19 minutes (7.62 MB)

Climate Changes Everything: Ann Petermann and thee Global Justice Ecology Project

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Wed, 10/01/2014
ANNE PETERMANN, [in NYC] (716) 364-1188, globalecology@gmavt.net 29:59 minutes (27.45 MB)

 

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