What's the thread running through the Birther movement, the health care protests, fear of socialism, anti-immigrationism, and generalized wingnut craziness? It's Oppressed White Man Syndrome. The United States will be a "majority minority" nation sometime around 2042. Resisting that fact is as foolish as it is bigoted. Deal with it, White Dudes.
Host Roberta Hall, a member of Alternatives to War and the Rural Organizing Project (RPO), covers a presentation by Dan Leahy a friend of RPO and former professor at Evergreen College. Leahy talks about economic and progressive social issues at an RPO forum called "Building a People's Economy."
Abe looks at the conundrum shared by the Portland Water Bureau and that segment of the populace which ingests water. Also, wingnut mobs descend upon town hall meetings across the land, intent on stopping the socialist conspiracy that emperils the Republic.
On the 7/23/09 Presswatch, Theresa Mitchell with "the news you're not supposed to know." When the symptoms are war, propaganda, poverty, environmental collapse, overcrowded prisons, currency collapse, loss of civil liberties, give-aways to the super-rich, and more --- what's the real emergency we're facing? Corporate Rule? What's the solution? Theresa weighs in.
An interview with the Urban League's Midge Purcell about their report on the state of Black Oregon.
Seven months after the inauguration of the first Black president, a statewide report on the condition of African Americans in Oregon reveals that black Oregonians remain at or near the bottom of every meaningful social and economic measure. African Americans in Oregon have significantly higher infant mortality rates, are more likely to live in poverty, have higher levels of unemployment, are half as likely to own their own homes and are far more likely to die of diseases such as diabetes than their white counterparts.