Air Cascadia and Flashpoints are off today. Instead we'll hear a special program from Circle A Radio on "Homelessness." Circle A producers visited several sites in Portland where homeless folks gather to talk to them about their experiences.
Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues Wednesday Morning Talk Radio Hosted by Erik Jorgenson
Today's guest is Brandi Tuck, Executive Director at the Goose Hollow Family Center, which opened for the season on November First. Brandi was recently awarded the Skidmore Prize for Excellence in Non-Profit Work. Today's show will cover issues homeless people face on a daily basis.
Max Rameau talks about the national struggle for land and housing
Max Rameau is the founder of the Miami-based organization Take Back the Land. In 2006, the organization seized control of a vacant lot and built a shantytown called Umoja Village. Take Back the Land then began a campaign of taking over bank-owned foreclosed homes and moving homeless families into them.
Max Rameau just completed a North West tour from November 12 through the 17th. We recorded his speech at Portland State University on Friday November 13th. This is Walida Imarisha.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we will listen to Max Rameau’s speech, and hear about the struggle for land and housing in Portland.
Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.
New Census numbers have revealed that the number of people living in poverty has increased to over thirteen percent, which is the highest poverty rate in twelve years. KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Alice O’Connor, who is a History Professor at UC Santa Barbara.
The number of homeless students has risen by fourteen percent this year, according to the Oregon Department of Education. This year eighteen-thousand students are homeless, compared to about fifteen-thousand last year and eight-thousand in 2003 and 2004, when numbers were first reported. Kenna Gair of KBOO sat down with Michael Anderson of the Oregon Opportunity Network, a non-profit housing and community development organization. He says that more students are homeless not only because of the general economic downturn, but because the Federal government has not done enough to increase access to affordable housing since the seventies.
Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with comedian Debbie Wooten who will be performing on Friday, Nov 6, at the fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the Homeless Day Shelter at the First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 12th Avenue. The event will be start at 7:30 pm.Wooten, an expert in overcoming adversity was born on the South side of Chicago with Spina Bifida and contracted polio at 5 months. She's coped with racism, povery abuse and family suicide and has come through with her compassion and sense of humor intact.
Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with comedian and lecturer Debbie Wooten who grew up in a world of poverty, disability and abuse in the 1960's in South Chicago. The First Unitarian Church of Portland at 1011 S.W. 12th Ave will host Debbie Wooten on Nov. 6th in the sanctuary to celebrate the opening of their Homeless Day Sheltor on Nov. 2nd.