Politics

City Council report 6/10/09

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

In today’s Portland City Council meeting, the council agreed to give twenty five thousand dollars to the Albina Ministerial Alliance to help support one hundred fifty survivors of Hurricane Katrina who relocated to Portland in 2005.

The Council also approved nearly two hundred thousand dollars in grant money from the Department of Homeland Security to provide thermal imaging cameras for the Portland Fire and Rescue Department.

One item on the consent agenda sparked some opposition from Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch.

The item involved providing three treatment beds for repeat offenders. 

2:26 minutes (2.23 MB)

Presswatch on 06/11/09

Program: 
Presswatch
Air date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

This morning on PressWatch, what would single-payer health care really look like?  And did the Japanese government just try to smuggle $134 billion in US bonds to beat the collapse? 
 

INTERVIEW WITH JIM ENNES PART 1 - SURVIVOR 1967 ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY.

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

Following his enlisted tour, he worked as an investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Corporation) while attending San Francisco State College at night on the GI Bill. Upon receiving his degree in business administration he applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1962. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since he retired from the Navy in 1978.     

20:22 minutes (18.65 MB)

What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball deal?

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

USS Liberty: Survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack

program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

James Marquis Ennes, Jr., a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State and California.

56:59 minutes (52.17 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/11/09

Air date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball deal?

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

Mayor Sam Adams and Portland's new Climate Action Plan

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009

While Portland may be ahead of the curve in taking on the challenge of climate change, there's still a lot of work to be done.

Portland was one of the first American cities to take climate change seriously. In 2007, Portland was the only large metro area in the U.S. that actually reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels. But that doesn't mean we can just rest on our laurels. If this region is to succeed in radically reducing our carbon footprint, there’s a lot more work to be done. This morning Portland Mayor  Sam Adams joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to unveil Portland's new Climate Action Plan.

56:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

Bad, NYT, Bad... Health Care... and LNG in Oregon

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris look at a handful of issues on the national radar, including another case of journalistic malpractice from the New York Times, the twists and turns of the health care battle on Capitol Hill, and the tale of lawmakers on the take in Oregon's liquid natural gas saga.

Please note:  Joe Uris will be off teaching this summer, and will return to Talk Radio in the fall.

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/09/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A representative of Amazon Watch reports on last Friday's incident in Peru in which Peruvian police forces killed 25 unarmed Indigenous people who were protesting free trade laws and the ongoing destruction of their land.

And veteran war correspondent Robert Fisk, author of Pity the Nation and The Age of the Warrior, talks about President Obama's speech delivered in Cairo last week.

A Deeper Look on 06/11/09

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A look and Fundamentalism shadow organization

 

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