Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting. How can our democratic institutions thrive if our citizens can't found out what is happening in their community.
This is an excerpt from an hour-long pre-emption on Thursday December 2, 1999 in which I recount a Direct Action Network press conference that finished just before I went on air. This audio will NOT be part of KBOO's special coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Seattle WTO demonstrations.
However, I will contribute other audio from the dozens of hours of tape I rolled in Seattle while covering the WTO Ministerial for KBOO.
Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting.
Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues Wednesday Morning Talk Radio Hosted by Erik Jorgenson
Today's guest is Brandi Tuck, Executive Director at the Goose Hollow Family Center, which opened for the season on November First. Brandi was recently awarded the Skidmore Prize for Excellence in Non-Profit Work. Today's show will cover issues homeless people face on a daily basis.
Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.
Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS. The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon. Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.