Portland's Slabtown has a colorful history. The area, which encompasses most of what is now called the Northwest Neighborhood, has seen Native Americans, Chinese vegetable farmers, lumber and steel mills, major league baseball players, a World's Fair, economic decline and gentrification, and more. It has been transformed from streams and large lakes within a thick forest, to one of the most urban locations in Oregon. Local historians Norm Gholston and Tracy Prince talk about this history, which they researched along with Mike Ryerson, for their new book "Portland's Slabtown". They even explain how it got its name.
Join Dante James, Bureau Director and I for an informative conversation regarding the Office of Equity & Human Rights this Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. What is Equity? What is the role of the Office of Equity and Human Rights?
Abe returns having just experienced a major life event that included a brush with the modern American health care system. Tune in to hear he and Joe discuss the present and future of health care for Americans of all stripes.
The Temple Grove means different things to differnet people. High up in the rain drenched Olympic Penninsula, it's a grove of trees as tall as skyscrapers and as old as nations. And until now it's been off limits to logging. To Paul Granger the Temple Grove is a sanctuary that he escapes to whenever he can, and a sanctuary he is duty bound to protect. To Trace, Paul's mother, the Temple Grove represents the unbroken lineage of her Makah Indian ancestry. To Bill Newton, the Temple Grove is the raw material for hardwood floors, boats, tables and toothpaste. It's also his livelihood. Jennifer Kemp of Between the Cover speaks with Scott Elliot, author of the novel Temple Grove.
Tune In, Turn on and remember - 45 years of KBOO history. This Tuesday June 25th from 6 to 7 pm, it's a special monthly program focusing on KBOO's history to mark our 45th anniversary year. This month, we focus on the Pacifica radio crisis of 1999, when a grassroots effort across the country - including here at KBOO Radio - came together to save the Pacifica radio network from an attempted corporate takeover.
The guest is journalist Sandi Doughton who has written about science for The Seattle Times. Over her 20-year career she has covered environment, science, health and medicine. She'll talk about her new book "Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest" which introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are.
Sandi Doughton on Friday, June 21st at 7:30PM at POWELL'S City of Books 1005 W Burnside