Housing/Homelessness

Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues

program date: 
Wed, 11/18/2009

 Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues
Wednesday Morning Talk Radio
Hosted by Erik Jorgenson

Today's guest is Brandi Tuck, Executive Director at the Goose Hollow Family Center, which opened for the season on November First.  Brandi was recently awarded the Skidmore Prize for Excellence in Non-Profit Work.  Today's show will cover issues homeless people face on a daily basis.

 

54:53 minutes (25.13 MB)

Circle A Radio on 11/18/09

Air date: 
Wed, 11/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Max Rameau talks about the national struggle for land and housing

Max Rameau  is the founder of the Miami-based organization Take Back
the Land. In 2006, the organization seized control of a vacant lot and
built a shantytown called Umoja Village. Take Back the Land then began
a campaign of taking over bank-owned foreclosed homes and moving
homeless families into them.

Max Rameau just completed a North West tour from November 12 through the 17th. We recorded his speech at Portland State University on Friday November 13th. This  is Walida Imarisha.

Tonight on Circle A Radio we will listen to Max Rameau’s speech, and hear about the struggle for land and housing in Portland.
 

John Perkins and Hoodwinked Live in Studio

program date: 
Tue, 11/17/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

57:33 minutes (26.35 MB)

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.

New Census Reveals Highest Poverty Rate in Twelve Years

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2009

New Census numbers have revealed that the number of people living in poverty has increased to over thirteen percent, which is the highest poverty rate in twelve years.
KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Alice O’Connor, who is a History Professor at UC Santa Barbara.
 

3:42 minutes (3.38 MB)

Number of Homeless Students Rises

program: 
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)

Debbie Wooten Celebrates Opening of Homeless Day Shelter

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009

Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with comedian Debbie Wooten who will be performing on Friday, Nov 6, at the fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the Homeless Day Shelter at the First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 12th Avenue.   The event will be start at 7:30 pm.Wooten, an expert in overcoming adversity was born on the South side of Chicago with Spina Bifida and contracted polio at 5 months.  She's coped with racism, povery abuse and family suicide and has come through with her compassion and sense of humor intact.

26:20 minutes (12.05 MB)

Radiozine on 10/28/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with comedian and lecturer Debbie Wooten who grew up in a world of poverty, disability and abuse in the 1960's in South Chicago. The First Unitarian Church of Portland at 1011 S.W. 12th Ave will host Debbie Wooten on Nov. 6th in the sanctuary to celebrate the opening of their Homeless Day Sheltor on Nov. 2nd.  
 

Take Back the Land

program date: 
Fri, 09/25/2009

For our second installment Max Rameau joined us to talk about creative and revolutionary steps “Take Back the Land” is using in order to combat issues of homelessness in Florida. 

With Portland ranking in the top three (per capita) for homelessness, unemployment and hunger, issues of having access to adequate housing hit close to home.

51:46 minutes (23.7 MB)
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