Voices from the Edge on 03/12/09
Central City Concern, with a $33 million annual budget and 23 buildings, is the city's biggest nonprofit landlord in downtown Portland. Some of the nonprofit's tenants, however, say their landlord has let apartment buildings fall into disrepair and disregarded tenants'demands for action or even a chance to speak to Central City Concern's board about the problem. This week, Jo Ann and Dave speak with Lew Church, coordinator for Portland State University Progressive Student Union and with a tenant of the Biltmore apartment building about their ongoing campaign with Central City Concern over tenants' rights.
On March 15, Oregonians from around the state will gather in Salem to "stop the wars at home and abroad." Jo Ann and Dave will speak with Peter Bergl, executive director of Oregon PeaceWorks about the march and rally, the peace movement's response to the new administration in the White House, and the statewide campaign to keep the Oregon National Guard at home.