Electric Democracy - Local Control of Electricity

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Sun, 03/02/2008

Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.

28:48 minutes (26.38 MB)

Procession for the Future

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 How to get  involved in the Procession for the Future, sponsored  by the Back Bone Campaign.  For all the information, see their website.   

1:30 minutes (703.51 KB)

"Girls Rock!"

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls  Rock," playing at  Cinema 21 starting Friday, March  7.   For more on Rock 'n Roll  camps for girls, click here, and for  Portland  locations, click here.

 

14:03 minutes (6.44 MB)

Great Women Writers

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 Larry Bowlden, as Women's History Month begins, reviews the work of some significant  writers.  Larry points out the  ways in which novels can teach us  things  about moral  life that philosophers can never touch. 

8:05 minutes (3.7 MB)

Health Disparities in Minority Populations

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 03/02/2008

Today's guests are Graham Haramein, Co-chair of the Diversity and Quality Team and Manager of HIV Care Services at the Multnomah County Health Department, and Shad Alexander, a therapist at the Quest Center for Integrative Health (www.projectquest.org).

Dr. David Naimon hosts a round table discussion on Health Disparities in Minority Populations with a special focus on issues concerning the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community. 

Don't miss the LGBTQ Meaningful Care Conference (LGBTQMeaningfulCare.org) coming up in April.

29:15 minutes (26.79 MB)

Winter Soldier

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 Clayton Morgareidge reports on Winter Soldier, an oppportunity for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to speak out, sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).  And we hear more music from Satori.

4:08 minutes (1.9 MB)

More Prisons?

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 Old Mole Bill Resnick talks  with David Rogers about why Oregon keeps putting more people in prison.  Rogers is director of Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly the  Western Prison Project).   They discuss the newest proposal for harsher sentencing by Kevin Manix, coming to a ballot near you.

16:31 minutes (7.56 MB)

The Desire for Peace

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Sun, 03/02/2008

People want peace.  A new poll indicates a solid majority of Israelis want their government to negotiate peace with Hamas.  People in Portland will be demonstrating on Saturday, March 15.  (Check out  pdxpeace.org, where you can find more information.) Satori Men's Chorus will  present "A  Time For  Peace," a concert of songs about peace at the Old Church, SW 11th & Clay, 8:00 pm, also on Saturday, March 15.  Visit the Old Church website, or  (sometime  soon when the website is ready) Satori's website.   This segment includes a  sample of the Satori sound.   

5:04 minutes (2.32 MB)

Community Runs Free Adult Health Clinic

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 02/21/2008

The North by Northeast Community Health Center opened in response to the medical needs of Hurricane Katrinia survivors and of the medically uninsured here in Portland.  This audio features interviews with Dr. Jill Ginsberg, Pastor Mary Overstreet Smith, and Suzy Jeffreys a year and a half after the center's opening.  They describe the North by Northeast Community Health Center and its roots in taking action in the face of injustice.

17:04 minutes (15.63 MB)

City Council Plan for Increased Community Involvement

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/26/2008

 

The Portland City Council today approved a report outlining a five-year plan for increased community involvement.

C.C. Oglee-Noel spoke at today's City Council meeting on the process of putting together the plan.  Here's an excerpt.

 

1:45 minutes (1.6 MB)

Organizers Plan for RNC in Minneapolis

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

Large demonstrations are planned for both the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer.

And some protest organizers are touring the country to encourage people to come to the conventions to challenge a process that they see as exclusionary and un-democratic.

KBOO’s Bryan Smith spoke with some of the organizers of the protests planned for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis this August

 

2:46 minutes (6.34 MB)

New Management In Southwest Portland Increases Evictions

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

 

Tenants of Park Terrace Apartments on SW Park Avenue in Portland have faced steep rent increases, evictions and firings since Morris and Stevens took over as the management company.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Charles, who worked as the building's maintenance man for fifteen years, and was summarily fired and evicted by the new management

 

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

1 out of 100 Americans Are Incarcerated

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

A new study examining the social and financial costs of prison policy says the United States has passed a grim milestone: one out of every one hundred Americans is now incarcerated.Oregon spends a higher percentage of its budget on prisons than any other state. KBOO's Christian Danielsen has more.

1:12 minutes (1.1 MB)

Democracy Reform Report on Bill Sizemore

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/28/2008

 

Democracy Reform Oregon released a report this week detailing the political and financial history of state initiative signature gatherer and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Sizemore.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

 

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