Housing/Homelessness

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index.

For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistics. The index can really help break an issue down to irrefutable numbers in a way that cuts through ideological trappings.

Take the current iteration of Harper's Index, for example. It's all about the legacy of the Bush years, the whole fucking war-ridden, corrupt, incompetent, greedy, murderous, filthy lot of them. Here's just a few choice nuggets:

 

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

 

... and on and on. It's an itemized chronicle of catastrophic mis-government. Read the whole thing, and then print it off and give it to your Republican co-workers.

-A

Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The housing crisis continues as more people become homeless  because of foreclosures.  On this program, Bill Resnick talks with Chester Hartman, Director of Research for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, about  the problem and how it could be solved. The Movie Moles will  review Slumdog Millionaire, and Tom Becker will read from the Guardian on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. 

Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects

program: 
More Talk Radio
program date: 
Sun, 12/14/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Their guest is Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.

52:10 minutes (47.77 MB)

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Guests include a representative from the Oregon Food Bank and Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.

 

Life During Wartime

Program: 
Life During Wartime
Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/08/2009 - 1:00am
Short Description: 
Live Peace Punk on KBOO

Surrender from the East Bay Area of California will play live on Life During Wartime.

If you like Crass, Poison Girls, and/or are totally against all governments and rules, you will LOVE Surrender.

Shared Housing

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 12/07/2008

As the economy continues to sink into a possible depression, more people are turning to alternative methods to squeeze by. One such method is shared housing. KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Barbara Stone from The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Shared Housing program.  
 

3:27 minutes (3.16 MB)

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Cris Andreae speaks with housing and prison activist Malik Rahim about the reconstruction of New Orleans - is it a forgotten issue? They also discuss third party politics.

Recovery Zone

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Thu, 12/04/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Short Description: 
Healing our World

       Can community trump economic hard times?    Tune in and find out about NE Portland's newly forming Columbia Ecovillage.  Community members plan to care for their 3+ acre "food forest," while cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.  

Radiozine on 10/17/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 10/17/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Want to learn how to make your home more energy efficient, keep it warmer this winter, and lower your heating bills? Todd Wilson speaks with Chris Dorsi, Co-author of The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency and an expert in the field of weatherization and energy conservation. Also, with us will be Chaun MacQueen, Program Manager from the Community Energy Project, a non-profit organization, here in Portland, that provides workshops on weatherization, water conservation, and lead poisoning prevention along with free weatherization kits to low income people and direct weatherization to seniors and people with disabilities.
 

Good Times with Reggae Bob on 10/06/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
FUNK THE PRESIDENT !

DO YOU MISS FUNK MUSIC ??  WE SURE DO ! 

SO MONDAY EVENING WE ARE GOING TO PLAY 3 HOURS AS WE CELEBRATE, FINALLY, THE END OF THE GEORGE W BUSH ERA WITH FUNK MUSIC !

PUT THIS TOGETHER WITH THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, AND WE'VE GOT "STRATEGERY" !!

Reggae Bob !

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