Education

Religious garb in public schools: yes? or no?

program: 
More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2009

 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.

55:14 minutes (25.28 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01/07/10

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Thu, 01/07/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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.

Professor Zaher Wahab on what it's like in Afghanistan today.

program date: 
Wed, 01/06/2010

Hosted by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher 

Today's guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.

 

 
55:21 minutes (25.34 MB)

An Evening of Afrotainment on 01/02/10

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Sat, 01/02/2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music by Black Artists Worldwide

Bridget B. here, I'm set to host An Evening of Afrotainment this Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Listen to music of the African Diaspora by Black artists worldwide. All genres from African traditional to esoteric experimental.

Life During Wartime Top 10's 2009

Our Top Ten Records decided at 2 am after a show... don't hold us to it, but we have good taste!

Wasted Time – Futility
Destino Final – Atropados
Needles – Disastre
Marked Men – Ghosts
Iron Lung/Walls/Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation
Condominium 7” ‘s
Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
Fy Fan 7"
Complications
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans


Demos
Frozen Teens - From Minneapolis
Semen - From Basque Country
Manipulation - From Chicago
Arctic Flowers - Locals
Me Das Asko - From LA

Reissues
Zero Boys
Raincoats
The Ex
The Fems
The Nixe
Social Unrest
Die Kreuzen
The Rats
Eddie and the Subtitles
Government Issue
 

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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?

Dr. Blue Bickford from the Braille Project talks about teaching teachers of the blind.

program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009

 

Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Dr. Blue Bickford and the Braille Project who returns to Portland State University, teaching teachers of the blind.

 

 

27:05 minutes (24.8 MB)

Portland Plan Part One

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 12/23/2009

The Portland Plan will be our City’s strategic plan for the next 25 years, ensuring that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city and our people are prosperous, healthy and educated.
Youth Collective Members Zoe and Garrett attended the Portland Plan meeting.
Part 1 – Zoe interviews Julia Thompson from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainablity, and Pam Phan the Youth Program Coordinator for Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

 

8:44 minutes (7.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/24/09

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Thu, 12/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are we any closer to real health care reform?

Are we any closer to real health care reform?

The U.S. Senate has set an 8 am vote on its health care reform bill. Senate Majority Harry Reid has secured his 60 votes, but at what cost to health care reform?

Out Loud on 12/22/09

Program: 
Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Voices from Portland's Transgender Day of Remembrance event Nov 20

November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rebecca Nay attended this year's event in Portland and recorded these stories, music and more.

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