1. Portland’s very own Oregonian had an incendiary little piece on immigration – specifically, on the phenomena of ID theft and the immigrant community. Seems that undocumented workers are shifting from document forgery to ID theft in their effort to obtain employment. Here’s the nut: “Federal authorities attribute the proliferation of fraudulent documents to a rise in multinational criminal organizations” Be afraid…Be very afraid…
2. Meanwhile, one Yaderlin Jimenez finally got her green card. Her husband – also cardless – is missing in Iraq. Mrs. Jimenez herself was about to be missing in America: She was on the verge of being deported but the DHS roused itself at the eleventh hour and issued a stay.
Special for the Platform Animation Festival - Originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007
Rose Bond and Dryden Goodwin introduce the free animation installations that have been appearing in the Pearl District during the Platform Animation Festival. Rose is a celebrated local animator and visiting artist Dryden Goodwin has been featured at the Tate Modern Gallery.
Special for the Platform Animation Festival - originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007
Scott McCloud, the author of the landmark work "Understanding Comics" rolls into town on a 50-state lecture tour exploring the art of visual storytelling.
Hear an interview with Gunther von Hagens the famous and often controversial anatomist behind the Body Worlds exhibit that recently made its way to The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. The exhibit showcases real human specimens preserved by replacing bodily fluids with plastics. Most of the so-called plastinates appear without their skin at various stages of dissection. Von Hagens has been hailed as a pioneer in medical education and derided as a sicko who desecrates human remains.
KBOO Art Focus host Julie Bernard and producer Julie Sabatier went to the press opening of the exhibit and interviewed Mr. von Hagens about his unique dissection methods, his thoughts on death and whether he thinks of what he does as "art."
Oregonians rallied this tuesday along with thousands of other Americans across the country, asking congress to restore some of the rights they say were suspended after 9/11.
KBOO’s Scott Pham reports in collaboration with Oregon News Service.
The organization of day laborers in Portland, known as Voz or ‘Voice’, held a press conference and rally yesterday to protest the way immigration raids have affected the immigrant community.
Romeo Sosa of Voz was one of the speakers at the rally.
The Cabinet of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki approved a U-S-backed draft oil law, and the Parliament is expected to start discussing it next week.
The law, which institutes privileges for foreign companies at a level unseen anywhere else in the Middle East, has been challenged both inside and outside Iraq.
The Iraqi oil workers union went on a strike last month to protest the law. KBOO News spoke with British analyst Greg Muttit (MUTT-it) about the law.