It's the spring membership drive! Abe and Joe discuss the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.
Avel Gordley on her memoir Remembering the Power of Words
Hosts Patricia Welch, O.B. Hill and Emma Jackson Ford speak with former Oregon State Senator Avel Gordley about her memoir Remembering the Power of Words. Avel Gordly is the first African American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate. Remembering the Power of Words is the inaugural volume in the Women and Politics in the Pacific Northwest Series, and recounts the personal and professional journey of Ms. Gordly. OSU Press describes the book as:
Join us as we celebrate news and public affairs programs on KBOO with an entire day of interviews and recently recorded speeches.
7:00 AM – Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
8:00 AM – Positively Revolting Talk Radio with Ani Haines and Lyn Moelich. Their guest is activist Linda Stout, the former protégée of civil rights legend Septima Clark. Linda started the Piedmont Peace Project and is now the director of a new organization, Spirit in Action. Her new book is COLLECTIVE VISIONING.
Abe and Joe examine the two educational bond measures on the May 2011 ballot.
Portland Public Schools has two bond measures on the May ballot. One would provide funds to update and renovate Portland's aging public school facilities, while the other would provide funds to prevent teacher layoffs and preserve vulnerable programs. Abe and Joe dig into the two measures, and discuss the long chain of events and priorities that have led us to the point where the schools must go begging to taxpayers in order to keep paying teachers.
Chuck and Bill talk about what the problems with the Oregon budget are - revenue short-falls, tax-cuts and the recession rather than social spending and taxes - and the problems with the Governer and legislature's solutions.
Today's show, hosted by Joe Clement, is relatively shorter because of the pledge drive. We hear about the death penalty and law day, Islamophobia and Islamic feminism, the right and wrong way to think about Oregon's budget problems, and a short commentary on the assissination of Osama Bin Laden.