Interview with Jean-Pierre Dessou about poverty and homelessness in Togo, West Africa, and an interview with Brian Lindstrom, documentary film maker working on Alien Boy, a film telling the story of Jim Chasse, focusing on his last day, when Portland police stomped him. They believed he was a drug dealer when he was a person dealing with schizophrenia who in his earlier life had been a musician of local note. Interesting juxtaposition of the lack of social stigma of poverty in Togo and the police beating of Jim instigated in large part by his appearance. Togo knows community. Portland's police don't.
Where do John McCain and Barack Obama stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality? Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things. MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?
Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
is a citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural
and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years. City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their