Disability rights

Disabled Residents Allege Police and Housing Department Harassment

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 08/13/2008

The residents of Jubilee Community's Redwoods housing unit allege they are being harrassed by the police, housing inspectors and members of the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.  Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on the story, and interviews residents, the property owner, a Portland Inspector, and a representative from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

Positively Revolting on 08/15/08

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Fri, 08/15/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Ani Haines interviews David Oakes, director of MindFreedom, a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.

We will review the state of mental health care and the rights of patients, including the continuation of forced electro-shock therapy and forced medications.  Also a look at MindFreedom's successes, and how you can help!  Your calls invited at 503-231-8187.

Sounds of Awareness on 08/01/08

Program: 
Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Fri, 08/01/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Larry Littleton, who has deafness and short-term memory deficit caused by a deprivation of oxygen at birth. He had family, church and community support, which helped him integrate into mainstream society. 

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.

28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)

Telephone Options for people with disabilities

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program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Bob Gravely of Qwest about telephone options for people with disabilities.

28:14 minutes (25.86 MB)

Sounds of Awareness on 06/06/08

Program: 
Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Bob Gravely of Qwest about telephone options for people with disabilities. 

Paper Money Can Discriminate Against Blind

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

US cash currency discriminates against the blind, according to a court ruling made today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:53 minutes (556.68 KB)

The Portland Plan, Civic Engagement & the Village Building Convergence

program date: 
Tue, 05/20/2008

Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
is a citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural
and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years.  City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their

29:31 minutes (10.14 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 5, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, features discussions of electoral democracy and its discontents, the rights of psychiatric patients, socialism as a necessary goal of progressive political action, and political gestures by Olympic athletes.  You can hear the whole wonderful show by clicking on the arrow above.  Or you can hear whatever part you like by clicking on the links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and Rob Ritchie of Fair Vote discuss what's  wrong with electoral democracy and how elections could be more democratic.

53:10 minutes (24.34 MB)

Insane Liberation

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program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 David Oaks, director of Mind Freedom, discusses the liberation of the mad, psychiatric survivors, and invites us to a "Normathon" to be held in Eugene on May 17.  He talks with Old Mole Jan Haaken.   

13:40 minutes (6.26 MB)
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