The Oregon Food Bank has just tabulated figures for the last fiscal year, and released a new survey of people who get food from the nine-hundred distribution centers throughout the state. The survey found that more working families, and more first-timers, are asking for emergency food assistance this year. KBOO's Kendall Archer has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
This Wednesday marks the second anniversary of the beating death of James Chasse at the hands of three law officers, in downtown Portland, in front of a dozen witnesses. Kboo’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Jason Renault of the Mental Health Association of Portland. His organization will be holding a benefit on Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary.
With over 800 people arrested at the Republican Convention, the City of St. Paul has seen the largest police action in the city's history. Some of those arrested have been charged with felony conspiracy for the 'crime' of putting out a call for protest at the convention. Elliott Hughes spoke at a press conference about being beaten while in jail:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent the last week praising itself for supposedly responding well to Hurricane Gustav. But low-income residents of New Orleans who were evacuated to former Sam's Clubs and Walmarts around the state have not been allowed to return home. In Shreveport, Louisiana, a group of residents held a protest outside of the state-run shelter in a former Sam's Club where they were taken by bus from New Orleans. Here's a recording from that protest - the residents begin by chanting "Jindal, Jindal, you're a crook - a reference to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:
This episode of Gender Blender with your hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall focuses on how gender influences and impacts homelessnes. We were joined in the studio by Shannon Singleton who is the shelter coordinator for Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) located at 11 NW 5th Ave in downtown Portland and Reverend Chuck Currie who is the interim minister of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon and has been involved with homeless activism for over two decades. Jake also spoke with Jody Marksamer, Director of
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This episode of Gender Blender with your hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall focuses on how gender influences and impacts homelessnes. We were joined in the studio by Shannon Singleton who is the shelter coordinator for Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) located at 11 NW 5th Ave in downtown Portland and Reverend Chuck Currie who is the interim minister of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon and has been involved with homeless activism for over two decades. Jake also spoke with Jody Marksamer,
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Host Marlene Howell speaks with Oliver Hayes and Ryan Westlund, recent PSU grads and Portland Street Medics. They'll discuss what happened when they were both arrested in St Paul, MN, at the Republican National Convention.
Ruth reminds Prison Pipeline listeners of the importance of voting. Mumia spoke about the November election and his thoughts on the candidates, then we heard from Goldie, an Obama supporter who has been registering folks now--to beat the October 14 deadline for registration, and finally Molly called to remind folks that 18 year olds, ex-felons, and homeless folks are all eligble to vote. We also featured original music by David Strechert about prison life.
Hosts Marlese, Harriet, Miriam, and Mark bring us several food topics today. First up is our Local Food News feature, followed by a look at gluten free cooking at New Cascadia Tradional, Portland's only Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery. Next up is a look at Organic Food Standards and the book New Good Food, by Margaret Wittenberg. Finally, we cover preserving foods, especially tomatoes.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features the life and music of Victor Jara, the legendary singer-songwriter who helped elect the democratic-socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende, and was murdered by the Pinochet coup supported by the US in 1973. His music lives on, as we hear today. Also on the show, Bill Resnick talks with Paul Joseph about the possibility that Americans are becoming more peaceful -- or at least less patient with war, and how that might lead to a more potent peace movement. The Well-read Red, Frann Michel, takes on Sarah Palin, and Clayton Morgareidge analyzes the political rhetoric of the two major parties. To hear the whole show, hit the arrow above. For individual segments, go to the links below: