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Does reorganizing Portland's high schools make sense?

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Wed, 07/01/2009

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.

58:32 minutes (46.89 MB)

Boise Voices Oral History Project

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Tue, 06/30/2009

Boise Voices is an intergenerational Oral Histrory Project, founded by Apricot Irving. This  project pairs at-risk youth from Albina Youth Opportunity School, and Boise Elementary School, with Boise Neighborhood Elders in order to preserve the history of the neighborhood.
The culmination of this project will be a publication of a "Boise Voices" website which will allow visitors to access historical information about the Boise Neighborhood, as well as listen to excerpts of the recorded interviews. A "Boise Voices" audio CD will feature additional material from the interview

56:18 minutes (22.55 MB)

How We Interact Online

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The Digital Divide
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Mon, 06/08/2009

Today we’ll be examining how the internet has changed the way people interact with one another.

Our first story comes to us from The Old Mole Varity Hour where Women's Studies Professor Brooke Campbell spoke with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about recent controversies over erotic services offered on the online bulletin board, Craigslist.

Next we look at what it means to move our lives online.  We’ve found a way to do everything over the internet, and for many, its becoming a concerning issue that so much of our interaction has become virtual. Spoken word performer Jello Biafra took aim at online social networking at the recent Hacker’s on Planet Earth conference.

54:32 minutes (24.97 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 07/02/09

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Thu, 07/02/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Does reorganizing Portland's high schools make sense?

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. The city's high schools are also grappling with other issues: a growing number of students opting for GED credentials, budget shortfalls, and demands from parents for greater accountability to the community.

Members of Mohawk Nation threatened by Right Wing Organization

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/28/2009

The Akwesasne--part of the indigenous Mohawk Nation--is being threatened by the right-wing, racist militant organization, the Caledonia Militia. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty speaks with progressive activist Connie Kidd about the situation.

3:31 minutes (3.23 MB)

The Bike Show on 07/01/09

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 07/01/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer
Bob Mionske, author of "Cycling and the Law" and social worker/activist Meghan Sinnott. Mionske will discuss the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott will talk about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.
 

APA Compass

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APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 07/03/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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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.

Closing Portland's Affordable Housing Gap

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Wed, 06/24/2009

The real estate bubble may have burst but many Portlanders still find homeownership beyond their reach.

58:22 minutes (46.77 MB)

Radiozine on 06/25/09

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Radiozine
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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews Curtis Choy about his film "Manilatown is in the Heart".  A favorite at the DisOrient film festival in April, the film is a tribute to late poet and activist Al Robles. 

In the 1970s, Robles was an activist involved in the San Francisco I-Hotel struggle, a fight which is now burned into Filipino-American civil rights history.

After a decade-long protest, many low-income elderly Manong were evicted, effectively dismantling the last enclave of downtown San Francisco's historic Manilatown community.

"Manilatown is in the Heart"will show for one night only in Portland on Friday, June 26th at the Hollywood Theater.

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