The best of KBOO’s news, talks and interviews: In this special day of programming KBOO presents authors, activists, analysts and idealists who look beyond the current political rhetoric to the real basics of what it will take to build a better world from the local, national and international perspectives. Positively Revolting kicks off the day at 8 with Thai Jones, author of MORE POWERFUL THAN DYNAMITE: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York’s Year of Anarchy.
The guest is James Steele, co-author with Donald Barlett of the THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. The New York Times calls the book "a fiercely-reported indictment of how the American middle class has been condemned to terminal decline, from the authors of America: What Went Wrong."
Full recording of the Portland Area Workers' Rights Board hearing on the High Cost of Low Wage Temporary and Seasonal Work for the City of Portland and Metro. The WRB is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice. Panelists included State Representative Michael Dembrow, who chaired the hearing; Dr. Veronica Dujon, Associate Dean, Portland State University; Francisco Lopez, Executive Director, CAUSA Oregon; Rev. Kate Lore, Social Justice Minister, First Unitarian Church; Joel Rosenblit, labor attorney; and Rev. Dr. David Wheeler, Pastor, First Baptist Church. Presenting to the panel were Margaret Butler, Director of Jobs with Justice; Toby Green, Laborers International Union; Dr.