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Housing/Homelessness

Housing Activists Stand up for Accountability in New Orleans

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/20/2008

 

 

The City council of New Orleans voted last night to criminalize homelessness -- just two months after deciding to demolish thousands of undamaged, affordable public housing units.

Housing activists have called the latest move an outrage that targets the poorest survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Six activists were arrested yesterday at Saint Bernard housing project, and dozens more marched on the home of Louisiana Senator David Vitter.

3:12 minutes (2.94 MB)

Restorative Listening Project: Forum on Gentrification in North Portland

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/17/2008

 

Last night the Restorative Listening Project held an open public forum on gentrification at the First AME Zion Church in north Portland.   

The project attempts to address some of the effects of gentrification and development with open communication within neighborhoods.

 

4:11 minutes (3.84 MB)

New Management In Southwest Portland Increases Evictions

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/27/2008

 

 

Tenants of Park Terrace Apartments on SW Park Avenue in Portland have faced steep rent increases, evictions and firings since Morris and Stevens took over as the management company.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Charles, who worked as the building's maintenance man for fifteen years, and was summarily fired and evicted by the new management

 

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

program date: 
Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

Seattle's Ineffective Plan for Homeless

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2008

 

Seattle has a plan to get their homeless off the streets but Homeless advocates say that plan is not much of a plan at all.

KBOO’s Michael Ianello has more

 

4:58 minutes (4.54 MB)

shelters for cold weather opened in portland

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 01/22/2008

 

          When the temperatures drop to their lowest and the nights howl with the sounds of wind whipping through the trees, no one in Portland feels it more than the homeless and low income families.

            Kboo’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Lisa Harwynne from the American Red Cross about their emergency warming centers

 

2:18 minutes (2.11 MB)

filmaker daniel wolff speaks on situation in new orleans

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/21/2008

 

Over the holiday weekend, a group of Portlanders gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by screening a film on the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. 

Homeowners in the lower ninth ward have faced forced demolition of their homes, closure of public housing projects, and an ongoing diaspora from their homes in New Orleans.  Here's some words from filmmaker Daniel Wolff, who spoke this weekend in Portland.

 

0:44 minutes (690.25 KB)

Senatorial Candidate John Frohnmayer

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 01/21/2008

Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Independent Party Senatorial Candidate John Frohnmayer. Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He served as Chairman of the National Endowment For The Arts during the first Bush administration.

26:26 minutes (24.21 MB)
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