PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied. KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
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Daniel Shaw is running as a Democratic candidate for House District 42. The seat serves SE & NE Portland. Mr. Shaw talked with Don Merrill about tax and school loan reform, why the City of Portland needs a new team of social workers riding shotgun with the Portland Police and how the problems with the Oregon and the national economy have nothing to do with the availability of money. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Alka Pradhan, Counter-Terrorism Counsel with Reprieve US, who is representing Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Rabbani in the Washington DC Court of Appeals, in one of the first court cases related to conditions of detention at the controversial military prison. Rabbani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since his arrest in Pakistan in 2002, and is joining historic litigation begun by fellow prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan. Both men are attempting to have a the court issue an injunction against abusive force-feeing techniques used by guards against hunger-striking prisoners.