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A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

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Wed, 06/17/2009

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)

Food, Inc. and Jamming

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Food Show
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Tue, 06/16/2009

51:48 minutes (47.43 MB)

Tobacco control bill

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Senate has passed A bill that allows the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco, including new dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy. It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U-S Surgeon General said smoking causes lung cancer more than 40 years ago.

The U.S. House of Representatives took one more look at legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over cigarettes and other tobacco products from ingredients to labeling and marketing. KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio has more.
 

1:48 minutes (1.66 MB)

Tobacco control bill

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Senate has passed A bill that allows the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco, including new dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy. It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U-S Surgeon General said smoking causes lung cancer more than 40 years ago.

The U.S. House of Representatives took one more look at legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over cigarettes and other tobacco products from ingredients to labeling and marketing. KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio has more.
 

1:48 minutes (1.66 MB)

Diana Block

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Tue, 06/16/2009

58:05 minutes (23.27 MB)

Peru Massacre Update

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

Two weeks ago, the Peruvian military attacked a group of non-violent indigenous activists in the Andean mountains.
The attack left over fifty dead, including several police officers, and brought international attention to the plight of the indigenous Peruvians.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Andrew Miller of Amazon Watch to get an update on what’s happened in Peru since the attack.
 

3:03 minutes (2.8 MB)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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Tue, 06/16/2009

Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 17th, 2009.
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Are you interested in Portland's Climate Action Plan?  The City of Portland is holding the first of two Transition PDX Climate Action Plan Forums tonight, Wednesday, June 17, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Francis Church (in the dining hall, north side entrance), 1182 SE Pine, Portland. The City wants YOUR input, and hopes you will be part of this vital public feedback process as we prepare our communities for a resilient low carbon future.  That's tonight, at St. Francis Church, at 7:00 PM.
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Green burials

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/16/2009

The Oregon state Senate recently passed a bill requiring burial facilities and death care consultants to be licensed by the state mortuary and cemetery board.
While this may appear at first to be an uncontroversial regulatory measure, local ‘green burial’ groups say the new bill is meant to put them out of business. KBOO’s Melati Kaye has more.
 

4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)

 

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