Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.
Listen in to this Membership Drive edition of A Deeper Look. Brooklyn writer Ando Arike joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his recent article in Harper's Magazine, TheSoft-kill Solution: New Frontiers in Pain Compliance. Learn about, not only the development of new crowd or "riot control " weapons, but their deployment against protesters in the United States and internationally. What are these "non-lethal" weapons. Where do the rights of citizens to protest fit in this new era of control?
Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.
Ani and Lyn talk about drug policy, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, and Oregon's Initiative 28. Their guests are Howard Wooldridge, co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Alice Ivany, cheif co-petitioner for Intiative 28. Howard and Alice stopped by the studio while on a statewide tour to educate the public on the failures of prohibition.
Prohibition has failed, what's next? Join us for a talk on drug policy.
Ani and Lyn will be joined in the studio with special guests Howard Wooldridge and Alice Ivany, who are on a statewide tour to educate people on the failed prohibition drug policies, and the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.