On tonight's Out Loud, Carla talks with Clay Neal from the City of Portland. We discuss the Portland Plan and invite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community to give their input to the Portland Plan on Monday April 12 at 6:30 pm at the QCenter.
Music break by local lesbian musician Heather Perkins.
Imagine a high school where art, music and culture are natural components of education rather than stand alone subjects. Where community is unified through celebration of arts and artistic expression. A school where parents and students openly communicate with teachers because every voice is valued. Imagine teenage sons and daughters coming home from school filled with pride and self-confidence, showcasing their day’s accomplishments and looking forward to the next day. Imagine their excitement when working in an internship lead by an artist or businessperson they admire. Imagine talking about life after graduation as a conversation with limitless possibilities.
The day after Easter, The Ubu Hour rips into that holiday in part 2 of the Book of Holes, an hour long surreal audio drama about Adam, Eve and the Serpent, the power of words, and the epic battle between the pagan Goddess of fertility, Ostara, and the Zombie king and his followers, who want to turn her celebration of sex into worship of the tortured and murdered son-of-a-god. The following peice contains lurid sex and violence, moments of extreme audience abuse, profanity, descriptions of bodily fluids, and other things too unpleasent to mention here.
What should policies and goals should replace the test-and-punish approach of "No Child Left Behind"? How can academic freedom in the University be defended from what threatens it today? What does the story of Easter mean for the US at war in the Middle East? What's going on at the Oregon State Hospital nowadays? Tom Becker hosts the moles as they discuss these questions.
What undermines academic freedom and intellectual inquiry in the University today and what can be done to defend them? Professor Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about untenured faculty afraid for their jobs and neo-liberal demands that education serve the economy. Nelson has laid out these concerns in a new book, No University is an Island.