Voices from the Edge on 11/12/09

Air date: 
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"

There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.

Union for 14 PSU Student Workers Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 08/14/2009

A union representing fourteen part-time recycling specialists at Portland State University has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Chancellor George Pernsteiner and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
They say the University refused to include the recyclers in bargaining negotiations over terms of a new contract for the four thousand five-hundred classified employees at the university.
The recyclers, who voted unanimously to join SEIU Local 503, are believed to be the first group of undergraduate students to join a union in Oregon.

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

Teachers in the Kent School District on Strike

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

A school district in Washington is starting a little late this year.  Teachers in the Kent school district are on strike against the orders of the King County Superior Court.  They’re asking for better conditions for students and more efficient funding.
KBOO’s Stefan Kamph has more.

2:25 minutes (2.21 MB)

The Other Team focuses on books, music & school

program date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009

Tonight, The Other Team focuses on books, music and schools.

Carla interviews Zena, from the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition, about what's happening in Oregon Schools, including networking with Gay Straight Alliances and being a resource for school staff and students.

Next, we talk with Erin Malus and Twig Deluje from Bare Bones Press & Productions about their favorite picks from Young Adult literature that LGBTQ youth might be interested in.

55:09 minutes (25.25 MB)

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

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

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)
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