Housing/Homelessness

Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

program date: 
Thu, 01/14/2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

55:32 minutes (25.42 MB)

Oregon Activist in Jerusalem: part 2

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/14/2010

Yesterday, we heard from an Oregon activist who spoke of her experience protesting the apartheid Wall in Palestine.  Today, KBOO reporter Isobel Charle speaks with another Oregon activist who is currently based in Jerusalem.

10:33 minutes (9.66 MB)

Squatting Ban in the Netherlands

program date: 
Wed, 01/06/2010

For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th, 2009. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through.

Having suffered from an immense housing shortage ever since the sixties, squatting has a long history in the Netherlands and has always been a legal means for thousands of people to acquire a roof over their heads.

53:50 minutes (49.29 MB)

Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

program date: 
Thu, 01/07/2010

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake. Opponents say raising taxes during a recession will only make matters worse.

55:39 minutes (19.11 MB)

January 11, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show discusses Oregon tax measures with Steve Novick; the blockbuster movie "Avatar," making the power grid democratic, and the latest in political rap music.  

56:59 minutes (32.61 MB)

Political Hip Hop

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about the political rap artists The Welfare Poets,  Chosan, and Black Skeptik.   We hear samples of their music followed by a discussion of  their music as the poetry and the politics of everyday life.  Here are links to videos of Black Skeptik, "Rent";  Chosan,  "This is My America;" and The Welfare Poets,  "Warn Them."

12:28 minutes (7.13 MB)

Portland to hold march for Gaza Sat. Jan. 9th

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 01/08/2010

British Parliament Member George Galloway has been deported and banned from entering Egypt, after successfully leading a humanitarian aid caravan into the Gaza Strip. Galloway’s ‘Viva Palestina’ convoy faced a number of obstacles while trying to bring over two hundred vehicles full of aid into the Gaza Strip.

They were finally able to enter the besieged coastal strip on Wednesday, but were only given forty-eight hours to distribute their aid. Viva Palestina was just the latest of a number of solidarity marches and caravans showing support for the besieged population of Gaza on the one year anniversary of Israel’s massive invasion.

7:49 minutes (7.16 MB)

Muddy Waters Community House trying to keep from closing

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 01/06/2010

 Muddy waters community house an employee owned organization says it will close at the end of this week unless it can come up with $10,000 to pay its bills.

Every night this week from 5 pm til 10 pm they will be holding events to raise the necessary funds in order to continue as a resource to the southeast portland community.

13:21 minutes (12.22 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01/07/10

Air date: 
Thu, 01/07/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

 

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

Air date: 
Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

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