Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." She talks about her own recent experiences with swine flu and pneumonia, and the curious lack of corporate media interest in this mysterious killer. Also, is there an Israeli connection to the Nigerian plane bomber? And what about Israeli trafficking in Palestinian body parts? Corporate personhood challenged in Humboldt County--can we do it here? And more! Visit Theresa's blog at: http://kboo.fm/node/18638
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923 when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.
Activists across the Pacific Northwest have been organizing for months to oppose the Winter Olympics scheduled for this February in Vancouver Canada.The slogan of the anti-Olympics campaign is ‘No Olympics on stolen native land’.Nat Marshik of the Olympic Resistance Network explained this slogan in a talk yesterday at Portland State University:
Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67
On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.
A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland
A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.
A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?