Host Crystal Leighty interviews Daniel Wolff, author of "How Lincoln Learned to Read," which takes a look at twelve Americans -- from Ben Franklin through Elvis Presley -- and the educations that made them. How do we learn what we need to know? What does the education of a Paiute woman in western Nevada have to do with Rachel Carson's childhood? What do we mean by a "good education" and who gets one? In a starred review, Kirkus called it: "A riveting, original examination of education inside and outside the classroom."
Elaine Cha sounds off in her Angry APA Minute. The Angry APA Minute is a chance for members of the APA Community to express their thoughts on any subject that's bugging them at the moment. Folks interested in being considered for an upcoming Angry APA Minute can contact us through the KBOO website at kboo.fm/apacompass or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know about the variety of youth programming at the Q Center, your local queer community center.
What's happening with this year's Dyke March? When is the Trans March?
Have you heard about the house being built in partnership with our own LGBTQ community & Habitat for Humanity?
All this, and more. Plus a surprise guest!
April marks Out Loud's 7th year of shamelessly promoting all things homo on the radio. Thank you to past volunteers, guests, and the community as a whole for supporting this program.
This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 28 2009.
The BITCH Lecture Series presents "Guerrilla Girls" at the Portland State University Women's Resource Center, Smith Ballroom, PSU, Tuesday the 28th from 7 to 9 pm.
The Socialist Party of Oregon hosts a Public Forum tonight, Tuesday April 28, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave. Speakers, free, informal. Meets every fourth Tuesday. For more information call Walt Brown at 503-636-4150.
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. It's a year round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. For more information call Ariana Jacob at 503-232-9051.
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27 APRIL 2009
Happy Monday! This is Margaret with your community calendar for 27 April 2009.
This evening from 7 to 9:30 pm, the Village Ballroom opens its doors for the Free Geek Benefit Square Dance, featuring the Greasy Chain String Band. All ages and experiences welcome; you’ll learn all you need to know as you go! This is a benefit to support Free Geek, and it takes place at the Village Ballroom, located at 700 NE Dekum.
Tomorrow evening, and every Tuesday evening, you're invited to join Portland Books to Prisoners for their weekly mailing night. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)
The theme of this year’s drive is ‘Spring into Action!’ – Like groundwater in spring, the power of the people is rising.We’ll hear talks by Democracy Now co-host Amy Goodman, radical Texan Jim Hightower, media critic and historian Robert McChesney, Harvard professor and author Linda J. Bilmes and some bits from the Pacifica Archives.
This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing systems, humane animal production and fair treatment for farm workers and meat processors. Also featured is Rabbi Morris Allen, who founded the Hekhsher Tzedek, an ethical certification seal that will appear on kosher food products. Finally, Liz talks with two of Portland's Jewish organic farmers.
Students at LEP (Leap) High School in Portland have been fighting to keep their school open, after the school’s Charter was revoked by the school board on Monday.
School administrators say the numbers presented by the Board were outdated, and a recent fundraising campaign has helped reduce a deficit of tens of thousands of dollars at the school.
Students and teachers have vowed to keep fighting, although the avenues for keep the school open next year are now slim to none, after the charter was revoked this week.