Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans five years ago this week. Katrina's impact went beyond the loss of life and property to reveal deeply rooted attitudes about race many Americans thought had withered away. Jo Ann and Dave talked about the various aspects of Katrina's impacts, including the permanent displacement of over 100,000 residents, the reshaping of the city and the federal indictments against the New Orleans police.
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Host Trillium Shannon speaks with participants in this Saturday's event called "Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back. They'll talk about what happened at the Forum and what the relevence of the Forum is here in Portland.
Saturday evening (Aug 28, 7-10pm) a multi-media, interactive reportback on the US Social Forum at Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Ave) featuring live performances by Mic Crenshaw and Danny Kelly. Food and drink provided. FREE.
This month on the Recovery Zone, the focus is on Palestine. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Alaina Melville and Joe Walsh on what is happening on the ground in both the West Bank and Gaza, how the US got involved and what's happening here in Oregon. Alaina shares her experiences from a work camp she attended this summer in the West Bank with the IsraeliCommittee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).
Right 2 Survive Radio is a media project led by people facing homelessness. We bring radio from ground zero of poverty. We aim to make the invisible audible.
In this show, the Right 2 Survive Radio crew travel from Portland to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference and the United States Social Forum. R2S reporter Ibrahim Mubarik interview Detroit's residents and revolutionaries about the city's history of resistance and resiliance. We find a city in both crisis and transformation.
Big ups to the hip hop artists whose tracks grace this broadcast. Please check out their websites and support musicians who are keeping music rooted in community struggle.
Mic & Jana Crenshaw (PDX)-http://www.myspace.com/miccrenshaw
On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Jacob Anderson-Minshall hosted an Out Loud panel discussing sex and human trafficking, the role gender and sexuality have in this modern day slave-trade, and how this is happening right here in Portland, Oregon.
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A human trafficked homeless 16-year old boy was asked what agencies in Portland could do in order to help him and thousands like him get off the street, he paused and then turned to the folks at a partnered organization and said “Obliterate Stark Street.”
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave looked at the good and bad news of the week. Topics discussed included: federal funds being made available to Oregon to address budget shortfalls and whether those dollars will reach the people who really are in need; the impact of the new president of the Portland Police Association; shortcomings and risks with new assistance being offered to homeowners facing foreclosure; and missed economic development opportunities in emerging technologies.