Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com on forgivind student loan debt
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robert Applebaum, founder of Founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, a grassroots movement that began as a proposal entitled "Forgive Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy" which he posted to a Facebook group by the same name in late January, 2009.
On this program, we talk to Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, of the African People's Socialist Party and Wendy Snyder of the African People's Solidarity Committee. We also feature a speech by the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela.
For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.
On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.
This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.
A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber outlined his plans for health care and education overhauls in his State of the State address today.
Speaking to a crowd of about 700 at the City Club of Portland, Kitzhaber asked for civilian leaders to support his plans. One of his proposals was to seek a proposal allowing Oregon to opt out of the federal No Child Left behind program. Health care professionals and members of SEIU local 503 were protesting the event, taking issue with proposed cuts to care providers compensation and health care coverage.
KBOO’s Chris Andre spoke with health care professionals Rebecca Sandoval and Megan Atkins about their concerns.
Do we really have a choice? Abe sizes up the 2012 presidential election.
It's the mating call of the Naderites: there's no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They're both corporate parties; the only difference lies in how far right-of-center they lie.
But there is a difference. It's not as stark as most progressives might like, but it's there, and it makes itself felt over time. That's why, as frustrated and as impatient as we might be, we've got to pay attention. With Joe away, Abe looks at the quadrennial liberal presidential dilemma.
Tune in to APA Compass this Friday, January 6, 2012, at 9 A.M. for our "Best of 2011" program. We feature interviews with YouTube phenomeon Jimmy Wong, 200m world champion and paralympic ambassador Anjali Forber-Pratt, and visual artist Sharon Inahara. Local youth share reflections on Vincent Chin in a segment from our APA Popwatch series. And, our popular "Angry APA Minute" series continues with the stories of Simon Young, Purvi Shah, and Sarika Mehta.
APA Compass is the Pacific Northwest’s Only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show. Each month, our collective focuses on issues relevant to APA communities and features an Angry APA minute where listeners like you can sound off.
Perspectives on Prison from the students at Portland Youth Builders
Megan Vosk hosts this evening’s Prison Pipeline. It presents three short pieces produced by students in the media program at Portland Youth Builders. All three pieces provide interesting perspectives on prison life. The first piece talks about how the media portrays the prison lifestyle as glamorous. The students analyze a song, a movie and a news clip, and find that in general the media perceives prison as a macho place. The second piece compares the difference between prison myths and reality. It features two interviews, one with someone who has never been to prison but has ideas of what it may be like, and one with someone who has just gotten out of prison after serving eighteen months, who is able to share what it really is like to be locked down.
The KBOO Youth Collective went out to the Troutdale Library to get
advice from the Teen Council on C Books, and other C items in the
library, including their collection, and their events calendar.This is
the full version of the piece we recorded.