Youth issues

Out Loud on 03/10/09

Program: 
Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 03/10/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Queer music, a musical review and writers on Out Loud

Tune in to hear from teens reviewing Bare, a pop Opera which is also a gay Catholic 'Romeo & Juliet'.

VoiceCatcher, Portland’s homegrown anthology of local women’s writing, celebrates its queer voices on Thursday, March 19th at 6pm at the Mississippi Pizza Pub with a unique reading and networking event, VoiceCatcher Comes Out! We'll hear from Pearl Waldorf, the event’s emcee and a member of VoiceCatcher’s editorial collective, about this anthology and this event!

Centennial Learning Center

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 02/24/2009

Katrina, Zoe, and BreAna disuss the "Music with Reason" class wtih student composers Laura and Alex, and their teacher Tyler. We also sample some of their compositions.

22:32 minutes (20.63 MB)

Circle A Radio

Air date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
We spend the hour with Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist

Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.

Interview with the creators of "We've Got Time To Help"

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 02/05/2009

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people unemployed in Oregon who has some extra time on your imagehands?

46:17 minutes (42.38 MB)

Circle A Radio on 02/04/09

Air date: 
Wed, 02/04/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with the Dicentra Collective

The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and more. Stay Tuned.

Breaking Down Poverty's Barriers: An Interview with Dr. Donna Beegle

Poverty is more than a lack of resources. It creates barriers that isolate the poor from the rest of the community and from opportunities to break free from its grip. That isolation also extends to having a voice in research and program development for breakding down poverty's barriers.

Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a national expert on poverty, grew up in a migrant labor family. At 15 she dropped out of school, married, and after ten years of abject poverty became a homeless divorced mother with two children. Through a pilot program that helped her gain self-confidence as well as connections to resources and mentors, she returned to school, eventually achieving a doctorate in educational leadership. For the past 17 years she has conducted research on poverty, authored See Poverty...Be the Difference, and founded the non-profit PovertyBridge to work directly with people impacted by poverty. On March 7, she will be holding an "Opportunity Conference" with 200 Portlanders living in poverty. Her own experience with poverty is part of a PBS documentary, Invisible Nation which will air later this year.

Join Jo Ann and Dave this Thursday as they discuss with Dr. Beegle how to reach across the barriers of poverty to build a more equitable Portland. Can't call in during the program? Send us your questions for Dr. Beegle in advance through the comments section of this blog!

Radiozine on 02/10/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Anna Keith speaks with Dawn Menken, PhD, a therapist, conflict resolution facilitator and teacher with a special devotion to relationships and building sustainable community. She is the author of "Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex and Eternity." She is leading a series of workshops for the Process Work Institute including "Nurturing the Inner life of Children."

Wilderness Survival

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 01/28/2009

Jennifer gives us information about how to survive in the wilderness. From the Youth Collective's January show on Skillshare.

7:50 minutes (7.18 MB)

Does Portland have a real solution for its gang problem?

program date: 
Wed, 01/21/2009

Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call for action comes when many outreach programs are struggling for funding. Will the city's new effort address the causes or just the symptoms of gang violence? Will the rush to take action create bigger problems like innocent youth getting profiled for gang involvement?

This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with John Canda, a former gang outreach worker for the city of Portland and Clayborn Collins, executive director of Emmanual Community General Services, about what needs to be done to really solve Portland's gang problem.

New Feature!

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions online so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

56:33 minutes (45.31 MB)

Does Portland Have a Real Solution for its Gang Problem?

Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call for action comes when many outreach programs are struggling for funding. Will the city's new effort address the causes or just the symptoms of gang violence? Will the rush to take action create bigger problems like innocent youth getting profiled for gang involvement?

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