Learning to Read (or not) in Portland

program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

To comply with the "No Child Left Behind" program, Portland Schools have adopted a corporate produced one-size-fits-all, lockstep reading program called "Reading Street." Education professor Maika Yeigh talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with it and what kids need to make them life-long readers.

19:13 minutes (8.8 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/14/08

Air date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Today's guests include MICHELLE HABELL-PALLAN, an associate professor of women’s studies at
University of Washington and author of
Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture.
She’ll talk about the profound influence of Latinos in American popular music. And local activist Maika Yeigh of the Lewis and Clark School of education, discusses the very
expensive "drill and kill" corporately- developed early reading
program pushed by the Bush Administration and purchased by Portland. 


Parenting in Europe and the US

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

Professor Marcia Meyers is with the West Coast Poverty Center and has studied the vast differences between raising children in the US with almost no public support and being a parent in Europe where that support is strong.  She shares her conclusions in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:32 minutes (8.94 MB)

Youth Radio Camp July 7-11! Deadline June 27th

KBOO Community Radio is proud to announce the 2008 KBOO Youth in Broadcast Journalism Summer Intensive. This program will be July 7-11, 2008 at KBOO Radio, 20 SE 8th Ave. in Portland. We also hope to do some reporting from City Hall and other locations around the city of Portland.

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Buscando America
program date: 
Thu, 05/22/2008
[audio-player] 34:58 minutes (32.02 MB)

KBOO Youth Interview with Terell Wilson from Youth Planner Program

The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

KBOO Youth Collective Member BreAna interviews Terell Wilson from Youth Planner

7:28 minutes (6.85 MB)

KBOO Youth - Africa House Kids

The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

The Youth at Africa House do a Vox Pop on what Stereotypes Americans have of Africa.  

7:07 minutes (6.51 MB)

Margaret Cho, Jason Mak from the DisOrient Film Festival, Dengue Fever and Sarita See

APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 04/03/2008

An edited version of our membership drive program. Liz Rogers caught up with Margaret Cho on tour with her new show Beautiful; Executive Director Jason Mak talks about the 2008 DisOrient Film Festival taking place in Eugene; Patti Duncan interviews Chom Nimol and Ethan Holtzman from the Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever and Sarita See shares her Angry APA Minute.

38:43 minutes (11.08 MB)

Volunteer Mentor Training


The ASPIRE Mentoring Program needs volunteers for the summer.

There is a free training/information session this Thursday at the NELA Center for Student Success,

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 135, PDX, 97232 (behind Benson High).

The training will start at 11am and run no later than 1pm. We will cover the background and mission of ASPIRE, what is expected of volunteer mentors, and basic information on college and financial aid.

Snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP. We hope to see you there! NELA Center ASPIRE


ASPIRE Mentoring Info Night @ NELA Center


ASPIRE is a free mentoring program for high school students. Join us for an evening of dessert and information on how you can get involved in our summer mentoring program. This event is open to students, parents, school staff, and community members.

Thursday, May 29th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 135, PDX, 97232 (located behind Benson High School) NELA Center ASPIRE Mentor Program

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