Housing/Homelessness

Home loan modifications rife with scams and difficulties

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/03/2009

The home foreclosure crisis has created a booming industry of firms promising to stop foreclosure. A growing number are flat out scams. To counter the predators, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services held a home preservation event at the Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. More than 500 people received trusted advice from non-profit counselors, bank representatives and attorneys. For more on this we turn to KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld.

5:58 minutes (5.47 MB)

Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

Voices from the Edge on 05/07/09

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Thu, 05/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/05/09

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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Amid fund-raising, Abe and Joe turn to local issues

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

Janet Hollaway Africa

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Sun, 04/26/2009

MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children! 

Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE.

She and others were imprisoned with others who were accused of a 1978 Philadelphia police murder.

The forensics expert at the later MOVE Commission would absolve MOVE from any murder charges as the bullet was fired into the back of the officers head, away from the house.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Local Effects of the Housing Crisis

program: 
More Talk Radio
program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

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55:52 minutes (25.57 MB)

Michio Kaku: Could the impossibilities of today become the realities of the future?

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

 Host Theresa Mitchell interviews renowned theorietical physicist Michio Kaku, cofounder of string field theory, best selling author, and national radio and TV host. Kaku explores the boundaries of the real world by asking, "Could the impossibilities of today become the realities of the future?"

27:55 minutes (25.56 MB)

Tuesday April 14 2009 community calendar

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Mon, 04/13/2009

This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 14, 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights.

2:47 minutes (2.55 MB)

More Talk Radio on 04/13/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/13/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the housing crisis and how it is affecting the local area. Their guests are Michael Anderson of the Community Development Network and Oregon Opportunity Network and Reverend Renee Ward, a local activist and minister who has organized local summit meetings on foreclosures.
 

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 6, 2009

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Sun, 04/05/2009

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features three interviews: Migrant labor and housing; Obama's war in Afghanistan; and Argentina's 1990s crisis.  Also on the show: a review of Suzanne Sterne's novel The Ghost at the Table.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual  pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Luz María Gordillo and Megan Trevarthen interview housing activist Pat Arnold about housing for agricultural workers.

2.  Author and middle-east expert Stephen Zunes talks with Bill Resnick about Obama's plans for expanding the war in Afghanistan.  

52:34 minutes (30.09 MB)
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