Frann Michel offers a Well-read Red on education in the age of neoliberalism. She outlines the historical transfers of power and responsibility for public education that have deformed the public university into a crass commercial project. From there she interrogates how this situation has led to bloated administrative staff and obcene executive salaries, but also the proletarianization of faculties and the hollowing out of professional autonomy, as well student debt. In the end, she calls for a reinvigorated movement to assert the public mission of the university.
Read the written version with links HERE.
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Bill Resnick and Soraya Chemaly talk about football as an institution of popular US culture. They discuss how it perpetuates toxic masculinity and jingoism, socializes fans into power dynamics of centrality and marginality, and is not a very good platform for altheticism.
Attorney James Buchal is a Republican running for US House of Representatives for Oregon's 3rd District. He has strong views on education, free enterprise and the Federal Government's role in our day to day affairs. Don Merrill talked with Mr. Buchal about why, if he had his way, the three layers of government; municipal, state and federal, would be scaled back by one and how, exactly, he would do it. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 29:42 minutes (27.19 MB)
The position for city commissioner is open, and incumbent NICK FISH will be in the running for re-election.
Portland native SHARON MAXWELL is running against NICK FISH to serve the community and gave a press conference TUESDAY at Portland Community College-Cascade campus to announce her running for district 2. Ballots to vote on the canidates will be mailed out on April 30th and the ballot votes will be counted on May 20, 2014.
Below is the audio from the press conference: 4:54 minutes (4.48 MB)
Visegrad Group PDX is an independent association of Czech, Hungarian and Polish Saturday schools working together to promote central European cultures in Portland metro area.
With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of mutual support of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies. Our diverse cultures coming together under one roof support an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding in our community. We higlight educational opportunities for youth and adults alike.
Visegrad Group PDX are:
Czech School of Portland
Polish Cultural Enrichment Program
Bobita Hungarian Language School 27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)
In this extended web-only roundtable discussion, Oregon filmmakers Kimberly Warner (9), Stephanie Hough (Heart), and Irene Taylor Brodsky (One Last Hug) talk more about the inspiration and the heavy lifting that went into their short works selected for the 37th annual Portland International Film Festival's Short Cuts - Oregon Filmmakers' Showcase.
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Pavel Goberman is a Democrat and Russian immigrant who is campaigning for US Senate in Oregon. He has been a fixture in the local political process as a candidate for a number of offices. And he has filed complaints and lawsuits against those he feels have wronged him. Don Merrill talked with Pavel Goberman about his views on corruption, some of Oregon's big issues and what he says Americans don't appreciate about America. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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KBOO Grateful Dead & Friends Marathon goes LIVE at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 8th! It's gonna ROCK! It's gonna ROLL! It's gonna be CRAZY-GO-NUTS!
All you need to do is listen. Whatever you're doing, take KBOO with you and don't miss a single note or beat. Bring a phone too, because this is a Membership Drive Special! Become a member! Renew your membership! Get a gift membership for a friend, neighbor, loved (or loathed*) one, etc.
Log on, tune in, and ROCK OUT!
*Karl Rove's, GW Bush's, David Koch's, and the President's gift memberships have all lapsed. Just sayin'.
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