For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through. Currently the senate still has to vote on the new act, but given the same majority of parties that voted in favor in parliament also exists in the senate, odds are by January 1st 2010 all squats in the Netherlands will be up for eviction.
Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.
Tonight the Youth Collective will talk about Zombies... why are they so facinating? Are zombies going to stay fast? Is zombiehood really based on rabies? Are they coming for you? We'll do our best to explore the world of zombies without getting bit.
The KBOO Youth Collective will explore Urban Legends. We'll have audio from a search for Sasquatch, a profile on the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, and many more stories of the whys and hows of true or false, often scary, legends.
Join the KBOO Youth Collective as we talk about The Wild. We will focus on the outdoor kind of wild: untamed animals, wildfires, wildcrafting; as well as the other kinds: out of control behavior, stories of wild enthusiasm, and our ability to drive you wild.