Recently a Multnomah county judge ruled that the city had exceeded its power in enacting the Sit/Lie ordinance and ruled it to be unconstitutional (for the SECOND time). Cause for celebration right? Well…no not really. Guest Host, Erik Jorgen Jorgensen will speak with Brendan Phillips of Sisters of the Road and take your calls.
Portland's high school dropout rate is the highest in the metropolitan area. While the statewide rate declined last year, Portland high school students are dropping out at twice the rate - 8.2 percent - of students in other Oregon communities.
Is health care reform in critical condition? An interview with Wendell Potter
Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out by a vocal minority working from the same play book. Will serious health care reform die on the operating table at the hands of industry spin doctors?
Interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, Victoria Law, David Kong, Nathan Moon and Many Uch.
This month a look at Asian Pacific Americans and the criminal justice system with interviews with Dylan Rodriguez, author and prison abolisionist with Critical Resistance, and Victoria Law, author and activists who wrote Resistance Behind Bars about women prisoners' resistance, as well as a live discussion with David Kong and Nathan Moon about their experiences within the criminal justice system here in Oregon. Plus an interview with former APA Compass guest Many Uch about his experience dealing with potential deportation to Cambodia due to his prison record and legal changes around the Patriot Act.
Sunday morning, Honduran President, Manuel “Mel” Zelaya was arrested at his residence by 200 soldiers and led to an air force base, where he was put on a plane to Costa Rica.
Today, a rally in front of the Federal building in downtown Portland condemned the military coup in Honduras this weekend. Organised by the Portland-Central American Solidarity Committee, the rally had roughly 30 attendees. Speeches were given by represenatatives from the Portland-Central American Solidarity Committee and the School of the Americas Watch and local Honduran immigrant and former PCASC board member, Angie Mejia.