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Domingos para Recordar on 05/25/14

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Sun, 05/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Multnomah County Violated Veteran’s Preference in Hiring

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/23/2014
Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday celebrating U.S. Army veterans who died while serving their country’s wars.
And today Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated a law protecting preference for veterans in its hiring process.
The law, enacted in 2007, applies to all governmental bodies in Oregon.
It states that all veterans who meet the minimum qualifications must be given special considerations for civil service positions.
Sergeant Rod Edwards unsuccessfully applied for a promotion, and filed a complaint with the bureau as a result. 4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

Workers Demand Minimum Wage Increase in Portland

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/21/2014
Around a hundred workers and supporters gathered outside Portland’s City Hall at noon today to call for an increase in the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour.
One of the speakers at the rally was Nicholas Caleb, who got eighteen percent of the vote in his run against Commissioner Dan Saltzman in yesterday’s election.
Caleb ran on the platform of increasing the minimum wage in Oregon to fifteen dollars an hour, what he and other supporters of the measure call a ‘living wage’.
  7:48 minutes (7.15 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/23/14

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 05/22/14

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 05/21/14

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

19 May 2014 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 05/19/2014

Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this episode, which includes a discussion of the fight for the $15/hour minimum wage in Portland and beyond, a report on economics students around the world demanding alternatives to failed neoclassical orthodoxies, a review of a memoir of life in the West, and a discussion of the use of Title IX to address sexual violence on college campuses.

Bill Resnick talks with Justin Norton-Kertson about the Portland campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour
53:12 minutes (24.35 MB)

Book Mole: Love and Horror in the American West

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Mon, 05/19/2014
Larry Bowlden reviews Love and Terror on the Howling Road to Nowhere by Poe Ballantine, which mixes personal memoir with the mystery of his neighbor's violent death in small-town Nebraska. Read with other recent writing about the American West, Ballantine's book reveals how, in Larry's words, "conventional morality so often teams up with economic exploitation to subjugate people and to strip the land."

6:50 minutes (3.13 MB)

Economics Students revolt against neoclassical orthodoxy

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Mon, 05/19/2014
Tom Becker reads from Pete Dolack's article,"Challenging the Ruling Economic Orthodoxy: Economics Students Begin to Revolt,"  about the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics, demanding that schools begin teaching alternatives to neoclassical economic theories.

7:20 minutes (3.36 MB)
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