Jeff Kropf is a conservative who served in the Oregon legislature between 1999 and 2007. While there, he helped pass the Charter Schools Act, a piece of legislation based on language from the free market, limited government advocating American Legislative Exchange Council. But Mr. Kropf, who is now a co-founder of Oregon Connections Academy, an online charter school says many former democrats in the legislature helped pass that law. And he says Governor Kitzhaber's administration is experimenting with blended schooling that combines forms of public education and charter schooling. Don Merrill talks with Mr. Kropf about the positives and negatives of alternative education for Oregon's kids. 29:32 minutes (27.04 MB)
A couple more scenes that were too good to broadcast the first time around. Includes "Political Mad-libbs" and "Bunny in the Bush". Also includes the intro to the listener-voted favorite clip of all time: Stoner Trek!
A quick-clip, out-of-context look at Kirsten Liden's Memoirs From the Psych Ward. [You can listen to the full versions of each Psych Ward episode using the following links: Day 0, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6]
Noah & Kirsten introduce Sub-Human Intellect Theater's 1st Anniversary Spectacular, then play some of their favorite Letters From Listeners. Included is the deleted song "There's No Business Like No Business".
Eugene listeners will be interested to know that if they’re stopped at a police checkpoint this coming weekend, they had better agree to perform a Breathalyzer test, or risk being forced to have their blood drawn by the police.
During the coming holiday weekend in Eugene, police will implement a policy to forcibly draw blood from people who refuse to take an alcohol Breathalyzer test.
The so-called ‘no refusal’ policy will likely result in people being strapped down to gurneys and forced to have their blood drawn.
That’s been the result of ‘no refusal’ policies in other cities where they’ve been implemented.
Christopher Francisco is in New Mexico. He spoke recently with Shannon Hoshnic, Prevention Educator/Administrative Assistant and Cheryl A. Eaton, Rural Coordinator and Sexual Assault Advocate for Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico. 65:34 minutes (60.03 MB)
Tom Becker hosts this latest report from the Old Mole, and we hear about threats to privatize our Postal Service; the contradiction between capitalism and a survivable planet; a novel about coming of age in a small town; and the music and radical politics of saxophonist Fred Ho who died recently.
You can hear the whole show by using the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow the links below. You can keep up with us on Facebook -- become our friend and receive links to shows and other interesting stuff. Or leave a comment in the comment section on this page. 51:38 minutes (35.46 MB)