David Lin is a Chinese American businessman in Corvallis, OR. In 2012, he commissioned a mural on the side of his business that highlighted Chinese abuses in Tibet. That act prompted threats on his life by Chinese agents, coercion by Chinese authorities and diplomatic discussions between the US and China that reached Oregon's Congressonal delegation. Don Merrill talked with David Lin about the mural and his American sensibilities on how to prepare and protect the US against what he sees as the triple threats of global warming, family breakdown and an increasingly aggressive China.
Guest host Paul Roland speaks with Patricia and Darren Williams, who were forcibly evicted from their Northeast Portland home on October 30. Part of a growing resistance in Portland and around the nation to home foreclosure evictions, the Williams' were pepper-sprayed along with supporters by sheriff's deputies and riot police, who showed up in force to carry out the eviction.