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Race and Recession

 

imageThe current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

ICE protest mistreatment in Prison

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/14/2009

 

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison in Tacoma Washington has asked the federal government for funding to increase the prison’s capacity.

KBOO’s Sam Theobald went to a recent protest outside the facility, and brings us some of the sounds of the Mother’s Day Vigil for immigrant rights.

2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

Community Calendar May 19 Tuesday

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Mon, 05/18/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY May 19 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday May 19 2009 The Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association Meeting takes place tonight, Tue May 19 from 7pm – to 8pm (Monthly at 7pm on the third Tuesday) at St. Phillip Neri, St. Paul Classroom, 2408 SE 16th Ave, Portland, Phone 503-231-4955. Watch “Misunderstood Minds,” a video about parenting children with disabilities, at a brown bag lunch at the Providence Child Center, 830 NE 47th Ave; 503 215 2429, on Wed May 20 at noon. Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church conducts weekly DivorceCare For Kids programs to help children heal from the pain of divorce and separation. Everyone is welcome each Wednesday evening at 7 pm to 8 pm at Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church. 2:44 minutes (2.5 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A new direction for Oregon's DOJ? An interview with Attorney General John Kroger

Since taking office last January, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has taken on the siting of a liquified natural gas terminal in Clatsop County, started investigating the collapse of the Oregon College Savings Plan, pushed for a faster cleanup of Hanford, and cleared the way to prosecute unethical debt collectors. He also wants Oregonians to give him a bigger budget to create an environmental crimes unit and a civil rights division.

Race and Obama's First 100 Days

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Wed, 05/06/2009

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?

34:32 minutes (27.67 MB)

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

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Wed, 04/29/2009

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

55:51 minutes (44.74 MB)

Activists gathered in portland and salem in support of immigrant and workers rights

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program: 
Evening News
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Thu, 04/30/2009

on friday, activists around oregon gathered in portland and salem to rally in support of immigrant and workers rights.
KBOO’s Pete Anderson spoke with Andrea Townsend, who is one of the organizers of Portland’s annual Mayday celebration.

1:46 minutes (1.61 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?

Interview with Kent Wong from UCLA's Center for Labor Research and Education

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APA Compass
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Thu, 04/30/2009

Priya Kandaswamy's live interview with Kent Wong for APA Compass' May Day Special, discussing current labor issues facing Asian Pacific Americans.

12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)
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