With the Bush administration pushing for a number of free trade agreements before they leave office, local groups are organizing to oppose these agreements. Groups like the Oregon branch of the AFL-CIO, the Oregon Sierra Club, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, and a number of local unions have called for an end to free trade agreements that outsource Oregon jobs to other countries. Latter tonight, the groups will hold a seminar on the Future of Trade, here in Portland. Arthur Stamoulis with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, speaks on the 'Future of Trade' event to be held in Portland tonight.
With the explosion of growth over the last several years in Washington County, homelessness and poverty are also on the rise. KBOO's Eoin Bastable brings us this report on a center that is trying to deal with these issues in Hillsboro
The Bush administration and the Bureau of Land Management sent ripples through the environmentalist community yesterday when they released a new impact statement for the Western Oregon Plan Revision. Earlier this morning, KBOO’s Chris Andreae spoke to Leslie Adams of the Klamath-Siskiyou Coalition about what the report Entails.
Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher hosts Minhtran of Minhtran and Company who perform a 10-year retrospective at Reed College on October 24th through October 26. And Joanne Alai of PDX for Women about the event Peace for Women Survivors of War at Oaks Park on Saturday October 18.
Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Jewell Parker Rhodes, who discusses her latest book, Yellow Moon, a sequel to 2006's Voodoo Season, in which a wazimamoto, or African vampire, stalks Dr. Marie Laveau, a 21st-century doctor, modern voodoo practitioner and descendant of the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.