Education

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

Number of Homeless Students Rises

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 09/25/2009

The number of homeless students has risen by fourteen percent this year, according to the Oregon Department of Education. This year eighteen-thousand students are homeless, compared to about fifteen-thousand last year and eight-thousand in 2003 and 2004, when numbers were first reported.
Kenna Gair of KBOO sat down with Michael Anderson of the Oregon Opportunity Network, a non-profit housing and community development organization. He says that more students are homeless not only because of the general economic downturn, but because the Federal government has not done enough to increase access to affordable housing since the seventies.
 

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

The Other Team on 11/03/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Other Team takes a look at books, music & schools

The Other Team takes a look at books, music & schools

What's the latest in Young Adult literature that might interest the queer youth community? We talk with Bare Bones Press & Productions team Twig Deluje and Erin Malus about their favorites.

The Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition joins us for an update on networking between Gay Straight Alliances in Oregon and the Portland area.

And more...tune in to the queer hour Tues @ 6 pm to find out!

The Other Team is also on Facebook.

 

PSU Stops Aid to Disabled Due to Budget Cuts

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2009

Portland State University has, for many years, provided assistance to community members with disabilities through the Assistive Technology Center.  Now, that center has closed its doors to the community due to budget cuts.
KBOO’s Nathan Jimenez (heh-MEN-ez) brings us this commentary on this and other cuts to services for the disabled in Portland:
 

2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

program date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Shalom Portland October 28 2009 - Hand in Hand, Hand to Hand, and Mark Rosenblum

program date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009

Hand in Hand     

 

 

 

Since 1997 Hand in Hand has been establishing integrated Jewish/Arab public schools in Israel.  We speak with Lee Gordon about these bilingual schools, the effects of integrated education on the pupils, their families, and the neighborhoods where the schools have been founded.

You can get more information about Hand in Hand at www.handinhandk12.org

Hand to Hand

27:41 minutes (25.34 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/22/09

Air date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.

 

 

This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.

Common Sense: Immigrant Issues in our Schools

program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
 
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's topic is our educational system, and how it does (or does not) relate to the Immigrant and Refugee Community.  We'll hear three Portland Public School teachers with years of experience in English as a Second Language programs talk about their experiences, both with the school system and with their students.

54:24 minutes (24.9 MB)

Safety in schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth

program date: 
Tue, 10/06/2009

Youth are safe in schools, right? We'd like to think so. The truth is safety in school depends on many factors. Often, LGBTQ youth face verbal harrassment, sometimes daily. Some LGBTQ youth face violence in school. The Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) 2007 National School Climate Survey found some frightening statistics. Please read their research report to understand what's really going on inside of our schools.

Tonight we speak with Zena, who works with the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition.

35:46 minutes (8.19 MB)
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