The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.
Oregon's initiative process was supposed to give Oregonians power over special interests but in recent years the opposite seems to be the case. Jo Ann and Dave will talk with Marcy Westerling of the Rural Organizing Project about two Columbia County ballot measures that purport to deal with undocumented workers but which Westerling and others believe is about fueling animosity towards all immigrants in the county. Next, they will talk with organizers from Our Oregon and Rural Organizing Project about statewide ballot measures from Bill Sizemore and Kevin Mannix that could dramatically impact Oregonians should they pass in November.
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Patrick Nolen, community organizer for Sisters of the Road about the effects of the Sit-Lie Law on Portland's homeless community. They also discuss Portland's anti-camping ordinances. On Thursday, August 7th Sisters Of The Road will hold a truth commission on the effects of the Sit-Lie Law on Portland's homeless community.
Celeste Carey hosts Sadie Feibel and Jeri Williams. They will discuss the success of the Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project, and how this visionary project will benefit the City of Portland's efforts in diversity and civic participation.
Despite his many
convictions for Fraud and Racketeering, Bill Sizemore has a host of proposals
for Oregonians to vote on this Fall.
One of his proposals, Measure 19, is already
getting a strong reaction from the Oregon State School's Superintendent Susan
Castillo KBOO's Scott Pham takes a close look at the proposal with Jean Evans,
spokesman for Castillo