At 6:00, hear an interview with former Black panther Malik Rahim in New Orleans, on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Later this hour, KBOO’s Josh harper interviews Jamie Henn, one of the organizers of direct action opposing the tar sands pipeline which is scheduled to go from Alberta Canada all the way to the Gulf Coast. And at 6:30, we’ll hear a discussion of whether ethanol really can be an alternative energy source to replace our dependence on oil.
Guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with Right 2 Survive members about the systemic abuses that keep people from accessing housing in Portland and across the United States. Right 2 Survive, or R2S, is an organization made up of Portland residents who are unhoused, formerly unhoused, and allies. They'll share stories, ask for your feedback, and offer some concrete ways to support elevating housing to the level of a human right. Call in at 503-231-8187.
It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again; and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.
Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.