Transportation

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What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball stadium deal?

program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

But what do the residents of Lents really think? The Lents deal has triggered deep-seated concerns about livability, affordable housing, economic development, historic preservation and how much voice citizens have with City Hall. Dave Mazza talks with Lents residents Kathleen Juergens de Ponce and Nick Christensen, organizers of Friends of Lents Park, about what their neighbors are concerned about and what they really think about Randy Leonard's desire to play ball in Lents. He also talks with Damien Chakwin, chair of the Lents Neighborhood Association and a supporter of the stadium proposal. 

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)

Mayor Sam Adams and Portland's new Climate Action Plan

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009

While Portland may be ahead of the curve in taking on the challenge of climate change, there's still a lot of work to be done.

Portland was one of the first American cities to take climate change seriously. In 2007, Portland was the only large metro area in the U.S. that actually reduced its carbon emissions below 1990 levels. But that doesn't mean we can just rest on our laurels. If this region is to succeed in radically reducing our carbon footprint, there’s a lot more work to be done. This morning Portland Mayor  Sam Adams joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to unveil Portland's new Climate Action Plan.

56:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

Is Portland's Village Building Convergence relevant in this economic crisis?

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009

The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

55:28 minutes (44.44 MB)

Civil Rights Activists Respond to Bridge Poll

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
Civil Rights Activists are responding to the Government's use of security cameras to track people who use the I-5 Bridge.
KBOO's Kyle Burris Has More:

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Salem Area Transporter Could Strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

In Salem, workers at the CherryLift company could go on strike at any moment.

Due to unscrupulous business practices, the Amalgamated Transit Union who represents CherryLift no longer trusts the company’s employer OHAS.

Peter Shoaf talked to Jonathan Hunt, President of the ATU:

2:47 minutes (2.56 MB)

Our Little Mayor Part 3

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium.  Written and produced by G Violetta

16:54 minutes (15.47 MB)

Trimet To Cut Budget

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Trimet has proposed twenty-three million dollars in cuts this year.

The announcement provoked a protest by the newly-formed Trimet Riders Union yesterday, at the newly-built ‘Portland Bus Mall’ on 5th and 6th avenues.

KBOO’s david nochumson spoke with Al bradbury with the transit riders union about the cuts.

 
6:35 minutes (6.03 MB)

Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

Kate Welch hosts an interview and call-in with Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director since 1995. 

27:17 minutes (24.98 MB)

Right to Repair

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

The ‘right to repair’ bill currently being considered by the US Congress has become a point of contention between car manufacturers and civil liberties advocates. The bill would allow local mechanics and garages to perform repairs on cars with computers, which are currently considered the ‘intellectual property’ of the car manufacturer.

Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill should be extended to include not just cars, but all electronics and computer equipment:

That was Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking on the ‘Right to Repair’ bill, which is currently in Committee in the US House of Representatives.

9:32 minutes (8.73 MB)

Portland Proposes Buffered Bike Lane

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

The Portland Department Of Transportation has proposed a new and safer lane for downtown cyclists.

          It’s called the buffered bike lane and it will be tested on southwest stark and oak.

          This is in addition to another enhanced cycling lane referred to as the cycle track, which is about to be tested on Broadway by

1:46 minutes (1.62 MB)
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