Local Issues

Who Builds Your City???

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Wed, 06/06/2012

Have you ever thought about who builds your city? Sharon Maxwell is a local construction contractor who just won the contract to help renovate and build out Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on North Killingsworth Street. How many other Black women have achieved that? Also in the studio is Eric Island, Program Coordinator for many parts of these upgrades, and on the Planning Team for Good In The Hood.

55:20 minutes (50.66 MB)

The 2nd Revolution: Dismantling Corporate Rule

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Wed, 06/06/2012

We live "drenched in corporate culture," with our planet, our democracy, and all of us "real people" under assault. But, according to Paul Cienfuegos, "We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe," and the corporate power structure CAN be dismantled. A long-time community organizer and educator, Cienfuegos provides a wealth of information showing how the fictions of "corporate personhood" and "corporate rights" can be challenged and reversed by empowered, informed citizen action. He'll be leading a Portland workshop June 9-10.

56:14 minutes (25.74 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/07/12

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Thu, 06/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

<>The Portland City Auditor released on May 30 a new report by outside experts that examined officer-involved shootings of "individuals experiencing some level of mental or emotional crisis." The investigation also scrutinized communication at the scene of critical events. Among the cases examined was the shooting death of Aaron Campbell.

It Takes A Village on 06/01/12

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It Takes A Village
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Paul Knauls, long time Portland businessman and community activist

Host Shaheed Haamid interviews Paul Knauls, long time Portland businessman and community activist and community icon.

Radiozine on 05/31/12

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Radiozine
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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Planning Cities for People: An International Perspective"

Host Sarika Mehta speaks with Enrique Penalosa, the former mayor of Bogota and strategic planning consultant. He presented "Planning Cities for People: An International Perspective" at the Gerding Theater in Portland on May 14th.

Enrique Peñalosa Londoño is a Colombian politician and New Urbanist. He was mayor of Bogota from 1998 until 2001. He has also worked as a journalist and consultant on urban and transportation policy.

Voices from the Edge on 05-24-12 Whose urban renewal?

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Thu, 05/24/2012

Whose urban renewal? A look at the mayor's education urban renewal area.

Last week the Portland City Council approved the Portland Development Commission's Education Urban Renewal Plan "focused on expanding Portland State University as a leading engine of economic growth, prosperity and opportunity." The new urban renewal area will generate up to $169 million for investment in research facilities, "business accelerators," affordable housing and private development.

57:53 minutes (52.99 MB)

Atkinson School Undergoing Budget Cuts! Hear from Community Activits

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/25/2012

Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation.

51:04 minutes (116.88 MB)

Police Arrest 12 at Post Office Rally

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Police arrested 12 people at the University Station Post Office in downtown portland, yesterday. Nearly a hundred people were at the demonstration, protesting cuts to the United States Postal Service and calling for Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s resignation. Portland Police made the arrests at about 7:30, an hour and a half after the station was supposed to close.

6:03 minutes (2.77 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/24/12

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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Whose urban renewal?

Whose urban renewal? A look at the mayor's education urban renewal area.

Last week the Portland City Council approved the Portland Development Commission's Education Urban Renewal Plan "focused on expanding Portland State University as a leading engine of economic growth, prosperity and opportunity." The new urban renewal area will generate up to $169 million for investment in research facilities, "business accelerators," affordable housing and private development.

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