Racism in the construction trades--and how yur tax dollars support it
Who Built This City? Portland has just completed a study on race, gender and construction contracting that found no problems with the low number of city contracts awarded to minority and women-owned firms. What's the story? Join host Lisa Loving and guest James Posey to look at the roots of economic under-deelopment for women and communities of color in Portland.
Last month, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden to the world. Sarika Mehta spoke with Afifa Ahmed Shafi and Muna Abshir Muhamud, two Muslim-American community members, on their thoughts surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, the past decade of Islamophobia and their thoughts on a "post-Bin-Laden" world.
Both Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off for the holiday.
Instead we'll hear a special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides that began in May of 1961. This program features the 1961 interview with James Farmer, co-founder of the Congress On Racial Equality C.O.R.E. and Mathew Jones a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Tonight Circle A Radio is showcasing peer education media pieces produced by the Guerilla Theatre youth group from Outside In. We'll talk about HIV and STI transmition, how to make informed choices, and the importance of communication and peer education.
The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon. On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.
Portland has been becoming even whiter as people of color are displaced to the urban periphery and formerly black neighborhoods are taken over by white folks. Why is is this happening? Karen Gibson teaches Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State; she talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about these issues.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Doughten, an editor at Viking Penguin, about the new book MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable. MALCOLM X was ten years in the making and draws from multiple untapped sources. Reviewers say the text will stand as the definitive work on Malcolm X.