Housing/Homelessness

Voices from the Edge on 06/11/09

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Thu, 06/11/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball deal?

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

Is Portland's Village Building Convergence relevant in this economic crisis?

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009

The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

55:28 minutes (44.44 MB)

Imago Theatre's Simple People

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Portland’s Imago Theatre has a history of staging unusual and original work: stories of serial killer children, operas without words and spectacles of animals and clowns. Their new production, Simple People, opened last week and KBOO’s Frank Reynolds dropped in to see what audiences can expect from their latest.

8:42 minutes (7.96 MB)

Lents to Oppose Stadium

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Residents of the Lents neighborhood will meet Wednesday evening to challenge the proposal of a Triple A baseball stadium and to offer alternatives.

Lents park is located near southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

With nearly $42 millon dollars in urban renewal funds on the line, residents and other local advocates are doing what they can to prevent construction of the stadium at the park.

KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio talks with Brian Krieg who is Chair of the Urban Forestry Commission as to why he believes the mayor should reconsider the location of the stadium.

3:25 minutes (3.14 MB)

Our Little Mayor Part 3

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium.  Written and produced by G Violetta

16:54 minutes (15.47 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/04/09

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?

This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)

Race and Recession

 

imageThe current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Voices from the Edge on 05/21/09

Air date: 
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

Thursday May 21: The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Seth Wessler, an analyst with Applied Research Center, believes the same structural causes of racial disparity are also at the root of an economic crisis affecting all Americans. In his recently released Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules, Wessler presents the numbers as well as the personal stories that reveal the root causes of racial inequity and proposes the path to an inclusive recovery. This Thursday, Jo Ann and Dave will talk with Wessler about his findings and recommendations.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line to become a part of the Voices discussion.

Home Forclosure Auctions

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/17/2009

 

Every Monday morning, foreclosed and pre-foreclosure homes are auctioned off on the steps of the Multnomah County courthouse in downtown Portland.

After demonstrations last week by several dozen protesters disrupted the auction, this week saw enhanced security and just a few observers.

KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld was there and filed this report.
 
5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)
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