Housing/Homelessness

Local Independent Journalist Raymond Rendleman on the Foreclosure Crisis

program date: 
Wed, 02/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage Foreclosures.  They talk about Obama's Making Home Affordable program, and Oregon's offerings for Homeowner support.   People looking for help with finding Shared Housing can call the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  A huge list of related community resources, including mortgage services, can be found at 211info.org

56:52 minutes (26.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/09/10

Air date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a

Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

Right 2 Survive & Circle A Radio Go to San Francisco to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights

program date: 
Wed, 02/03/2010

Tonight you’ll hear from some of the Portlanders who participated in the movement building trip to San Francisco  to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights, as well as some of the people they met along the way.  We’ll also update you on the current situation in the Rose City.
This show is a collaboration between Right 2 Survive (R2S), an organization led by homeless and formerly homeless human rights advocates and Circle A Radio.

 

58:00 minutes (53.1 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/04/10

Air date: 
Thu, 02/04/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Haiti, race and international adoption

 

 

Haiti, Race and International Adoption

The arrest of 10 American Baptists for attempting to take children out of Haiti without permission has rekindled the debate over international adoption. Many Americans believe the plight of Haitian children more than justifies removal of orphans to new homes abroad. Critics fear incorrect identification of Haitian children as orphans and the potential for human trafficking.

Circle A Radio on 02/03/10

Air date: 
Wed, 02/03/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Right 2 Survive and Circle A Radio go on a field trip to support civil rights and affordable housing

Early in the morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18th, about 50 people gathered at Sisters of the Road Cafe in Portland, to travel to San Francisco for a protest about Civil Rights and Affordable Housing, organized by the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP).
Tonight, on Circle A Radio, you’ll hear from some of the Portlanders who participated in the movement building trip to San Francisco, as well as some of the people they met along the way.  We’ll also update you on the current situation in the Rose City.
This show is a collaboration between Right 2 Survive (R2S), an organization led by homeless and formerly homeless human rights advocates and Circle A Radio.

 

Support grassroots relief efforts in Haiti!

KBOO hosts an all-day on-air Fundraiser for Haiti on February 18th!
Click here for more info on KBOO's Fundraiser for Haiti

Click here for a list of upcoming benefits for Haiti in PortlandClick here for KBOO audio reports on the situation

Haiti relief efforts:
We have done some research, and are recommending these groups, which have a track record of working with the community on the ground in Haiti, and are either Haitian-led or take their lead from Haitian ground staff, to empower the community with solidarity, not charity.
HACAOT
Konbit pou Aiti (Working together for Haiti)

Our Soil
Honor and Respect Foundation
Partners in Health
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (Haiti Action)
Doctors without Borders

Voices from the Edge on 01/28/10

Air date: 
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's the state of your Union? A look at the president's address.

What's the State of Your Union?
Wednesday, President Obama will address the nation about the state of the Union. Among those listening to the president's speech will be nearly 210,000 unemployed Oregonians who are part of the 15 million Americans (official figures that don't include those who have just quit looking for work) out of work during this economic crisis. Will the president provide eloquent but empy rhetoric or will he step up and provide long overdue bold leadership to bring relief to those Americans most in need?
 

This week, host Dave Mazza is joined by KBOO talk radio hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris for a post-speech analysis that will look at what the president got right, what he got wrong and where he needs to go to bring the change he promised in 2008. Dave, Abe and Joe will also be following up on last week's Supreme Court decision that elimnated decades-old restrictions on corporate political expenditures and what that augers for moving real reform forward in the coming months. Join us in the conversation and let us know the state of your Union.

Kicked Out: Stories by Homeless LGBT Youth

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/26/2010

35:35 minutes (12.22 MB)

Long Interview with Tommi Kicked Out Contributor

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/26/2010

In her foreward to the new anthology Kicked Out--by current and formerly homeless LGBTQ youth-- Judy Shepard (mother of Matthew Shepard) notes that a disporportionate percentage of the youth on America's streets are there in part because they identify as lesbian, gay or transgender.  On Tuesday's Outloud show Jacob Anderson-Minshall spoke with Kicked Out editor Sassafras Lowrey and four of the contributors to this powerful collection.  Here is the extended interview with one of those contributors, Tommi, who was kicked out and lived on the streets of New York back in the 1960s.

20:12 minutes (18.49 MB)

Interview with Tenzin From Kicked Out

program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 01/26/2010

In her foreward to the new anthology Kicked Out--by current and formerly homeless LGBTQ youth-- Judy Shepard (mother of Matthew Shepard) notes that a disporportionate percentage of the youth on America's streets are there in part because they identify as lesbian, gay or transgender.  On Tuesday's Outloud show Jacob Anderson-Minshall spoke with Kicked Out editor Sassafras Lowrey and four of the contributors to this powerful collection.  Here is the extended interview with one of those contributors, Tenzin, who spent many years on the streets. 

15:56 minutes (14.59 MB)
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