President Obama announced last night that he plans to make immigration reform a top priority during his first year in office.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local immigrant rights activist Francisco Lopez about what this pledge could mean for Oregon’s immigrant community:
This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 14, 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features three interviews: Migrant labor and housing; Obama's war in Afghanistan; and Argentina's 1990s crisis. Also on the show: a review of Suzanne Sterne's novel The Ghost at the Table. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below:
Luz María Gordillo and apprentice Mole Megan Trevarthen talk with Patricia Arnold who has worked for many years with migrant farm workers about migrant workers’ housing and the future of migrant workers in Oregon.
Hosted by Frann Michel, this show features a film review of Che, a conversation about what's wrong with merit pay for teachers, a commentary about the political opening for the left created by the AIG bonus scandal, and a short story about international family ties by Luz María Gordillo.
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Howard Zinn compares the economic crisis of today with the Great Depression
In our current economic meltdown, pundents rush to compare our present-day situation to the Great Depression. We talk with historian, author, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn, to explore the truth in the comparisons, and where they fall short.
We also feature Oral Histories from the Library of Congress.
Dlycia Pagan, Puerto Rican Activist, Filmmaker, and Artist talks about her life as an Activist/Organizer, the nearly 20 years she spent in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy, her presidential pardon, and her advice to the younger generation.