Housing/Homelessness

Soccer fields vs. social services: The real cost of urban renewal districts.

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Wed, 03/04/2009

Next week the Portland City Council starts to consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. The Portland Development Commission's advisory task force has just completed a review that recommends conditional approval. Paulson and his supporters say those dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

57:08 minutes (45.77 MB)

Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Paulson and his supporters ay sthose dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

Voices from the Edge on 03/05/09

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Thu, 03/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Soccer Fields or Social Services? The Real Cost of Urban Renewal Districts.

Next week the Portland City Council consider an $85 million proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the deal. Paulson and his supporters ay sthose dollars will create jobs and enhance the community. Critics not only say that soccer doesn't qualify but that its diverting funds from essential county services.

Local responses to the housing crisis

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Thu, 02/26/2009

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

57:24 minutes (52.56 MB)

Positively Revolting on 02/27/09

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Fri, 02/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 23, 2009

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Sun, 02/22/2009

Tom Becker hosts this program about human costs and human needs in these tough economic times.  How can essential public services be funded in Oregon?  How can immigrant workers be protected from draconian laws enforced by states like Arizona?  And how can home foreclosures be stopped?  Tom takes on the idea that we are becoming a socialist nation.  To hear the whole show, use the arrow at the top of this page.  To hear individual pieces, follow their links below:

1.  Michael Leachman from the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Bill Resnick about how to keep the State of Oregon solvent.

2.  Are we all socialists now, as Newsweek imagines?

48:51 minutes (27.95 MB)

Stopping Foreclosures in Oregon

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Sun, 02/22/2009

How can we organize against foreclosures in Oregon?   What can you do if your in danger of losing your home because of an unpayable mortgage? 

Amy Olin of ACORN talks with Bill Resnick about what is to be done. 

12:14 minutes (7 MB)

Minnesota Activists Move Homeless Families into Foreclosed Houses

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/18/2009
2:12 minutes (2.02 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 4:00pm - Tue, 02/24/2009 - 6:00am

On the Air: The 12th Annual Homelessness Marathon live from from Pass Christian, Mississippi

Starting at 4 p.m. central time, on the night of Monday, February 23rd, and ending at 6 a.m. central time on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.  View the full schedule here

The Homelessness Marathon is an annual 14-hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the United States The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number.

Pass Christian is next door to Waveland, MS, which the Army Corps of Engineers officially designates as the "Ground Zero," where Hurricane Katrina came ashore. We call it the "other" Ground Zero, because it's the one that didn't get the attention (or the multi-trillion dollar response) that was given to the Ground Zero in New York.

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 02/18/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace speak with journalist Aaron Glantz about his new book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against American's Veteran's, the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war, interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans about their lives since returning home.

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