Janus Youth Workers, organized in the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), march on their boss (Dennis) and rally outside the headquarters of the non-profit agency which works with homeless and marginalized youth. Host Jamie Partridge interviews two workers, Tyler and Bella, who describe their working conditions and poverty wages amid a chanting crowd. Tyler reads a statement directly to Dennis, demanding $15 per hour on behalf of her co-workers. 13:51 minutes (12.67 MB)
Youth Collective members Ryan and River interview Chanel Adair, multimedia artis, about her current show at Blackwater, 835 NE Broadway, for The Underground. The topic of the show was "Art". 7:07 minutes (4.89 MB)
The U-S Congress is on a deadline to vote on a nuclear deal with Iran by September seventeenth. Freelance foreign correspondent Erlich is recently back from Iran on assignment for GlobalPost. He has reported from Iran six times and has covered the Middle East since 1986. His piece "Iran's Jewish community gets behind nuclear deal with U.S." was recently published by GlobalPost and USA Today.
KBOO spoke with Ehrlich earlier today about the Iranian nuclear deal, and the response by Iran’s Jewish community:
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Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. 56:15 minutes (77.25 MB)
A panel organized by the Oregon Working Families Party addresses the topic - Disrupting Democracy -- What can the US Left learn from Greece. Panelists include moderator Mary King, economic professor from Portland State University; Robin Hahnel, economics professor from PSU; Barbara Dudley, political science professor at PSU and WFP founder; and Dan Cantor, national director of the Working Families Party. 55:49 minutes (51.1 MB)
Every summer, Caldera students from Central Oregon and Portland come together for an 8-10 day intensive arts and nature camp experience. Camp is held at the Caldera Arts Center located on 120 acres of mountain and forest land at the edge of Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. While at camp, youth work with professional mentors, artists, and naturalists to build self-confidence, nurture artistic talents, create a supportive peer network, and experience the natural world.
These poems were recorded during the class "Everybody's Got a Little Light Under the Sun"
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Tom Becker hosts this episode with segments featuring Jeremy Brecher on Climate Insurgency, Denise & Joe on Housing Justice, and readings on the cost of low wages and the radical promise of Reconstruction.
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a piece by Alex Gourevitch in the current issue of Jacobin"Our Forgotten Labor Revolution" arguing that the Reconstruction of the South following the Civil War was ended because its promise of freedom was threatening to go beyond the abolition of chattel slavery to challenge wage slavery.
Denise Morris and Joe Clement discuss housing as a human right, the broad impact of rising housing costs, the Portland history of racism that has contributed to the current housing crunch, the struggle for sustainable solutions that go beyond isolated nuclear family homes, and the process of working together for a variety of remedies, including public housing, tenants unions, community land trusts, and more. In the end, Joe plays a "right to the city" rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
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Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.
This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
The murder of Trayvon Martin clinched the deal for Kelly Brown Douglas, Episcopal priest, and professor of religion at Goucher College. She decided she had to write a book about America's racism. 28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)