Does reorganizing Portland's high schools make sense?
Portland's high school dropout rate is the highest in the metropolitan area. While the statewide rate declined last year, Portland high school students are dropping out at twice the rate - 8.2 percent - of students in other Oregon communities. The city's high schools are also grappling with other issues: a growing number of students opting for GED credentials, budget shortfalls, and demands from parents for greater accountability to the community.
Currently, US milk banks cannot meet the need for donor milk. The closest milk bank to Portland is in San Jose, California. Oregon and Washington have two of the highest breastfeeding rates in the United States with the potential to have sufficient breast milk donors to serve infants throughout the Northwest region and other parts of the US. Monday, June 13th at 11:30 am Anna Keith Soderberg interviews Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC, member of the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank. Listen in to KBOO Portland 90.7 fm to hear about the importance of breast milk for us all.
Guest hosts, Wael Elasady and Peter Miller interview Professor Norman Finkelstein about the most recent events in Palestine and Israel, Obama's June 4th speech in Cairo, and what we can learn from Gandhi.
On Flashpoints, remembering the life of human rights leader and liberation theologist, Father Jean Juste, and Helen Caldicott speaks about the nuclear threat.
Revolutionary Haitian priest Father Jean-Juste died on May 27th at the age of 62. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. He constantly challenged both the powers of Haiti and the US to stop killing, starving and imprisoning the poor. He slept on the floor of his church, St. Claire, which provided meals to thousands of starving children and adults every week. Father Gerry will be missed but not forgotten by the Haitian people, and by all who embrace true democracy and justice throughout the world.