On the Dec 4 Radiozine, Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews journalist and social chameleon Harmon Leon, who is known for infiltrating and exposing the weird and wonderful subcultures of America. His most recent book is The American Dream, based on his roadtrip to uncover the humorous and contradictory ways in which people from all walks of life define themselves in relation to their country. Leon's pursuit takes him from the pot fields of Northern California to reality T.V.
Host Eva Lake interviews the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.
Can community trump economic hard times? Founders Joe & Pam Lietch, and Marilee Dea discuss NE Portland's newly formingColumbia Ecovillage. Community members plan to care for their 3+ acre "food forest," while cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.
The United Auto Workers agreed this week to adjust their contracts with the Big Three Auto Companies.
The Union made the move to try to convince Congress that the Auto industry deserves financial aid.
But many members of Congress remained skeptical about a bailout package for the auto industry.
Senator Chris Dodd grilled executives in a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, saying that the Federal Reserve could help the industry without a direct bailout package.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Al Benchich, an auto worker and union member from Detroit who is heading to Washington as part of a worker's caravan this weekend.
The next round of state budget cuts may be setting Oregon up for even more trouble, according to the social service groups whose clients will be seeing less money to pay for services.
From the AARP to Area Agencies on Aging, to the Service Employees International Union, they say the governor’s recommendation to cut human services by 15 percent will cost federal matching money and trim jobs, at a time when the state needs both.
KBOO’s Leah Yanoff reports, in collaboration with Oregon News Service.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the end of Alcohol Prohibition in the U.S.
Some members of the law enforcement and legal communities are calling for the repeal of the current Prohibition on drugs.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg has more.