As of March 31st, Executive Director, David Fidanque, after 22 years leading the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, plans to retire.
Back in 1993, when Fidanque took over more than 30 statewide and local anti-gay ballot measures put forward by the Oregon Citizens Alliance were boiling over. David immediately committed resources to challenging those measures in the courts, in the legislature and at the ballot box. – and won…’The arc of history is long, but it bends’…
Yes. But it only bends under a strong, intelligent and persistent hand.
Fidanque started his career as a television and radio reporter in Eugene covering politics and crime. From there he moved on to managing the ACLU’s Eugene office in 1982. 12:10 minutes (8.36 MB)
Portland was recently awarded the title of "Climate Action Champions." At the same time, the city is trying to change environmental regulations along the Columbia River to allow a new export terminal to ship dangerous liquefied propane, and thus faciltate increased fossil fuel production and consumption, meaning more climate changing emissions. 56:22 minutes (129.03 MB)
Change is coming. Fifteen minutes is a strange island in time. Andy Warhol famously reminded everyone tha t everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame. Fame of course is not on the 'Air Cascadia' agenda. 14:58 minutes (10.28 MB)
THE UNSPEAKABLE: An audio peice about those things we can not say.. When truths are too painful to confront... When one can't confront something in the past... THE UNSPEAKABLE: Charred memories, emptiness, the desparate need to forget the unforgettable. THE UNSPEAKABLE: A different, more serous side of the Ubu Hour.. 17:51 minutes (16.34 MB)
THE NOTORIOUS LI'L KIM SKETCH - Okay, here's your chance to hear this inflamitory radio theater peice... We weren't suppose to air it.. everyone involved has disavowed any knowledge of this peice. It has something to do with the leader of an Asian country, a recently released Sony movie, and some other things. If you want to know more, you will have to listen to the peice, and hope that no one is monitoring your internet usage. 11:06 minutes (10.16 MB)