Presswatch 06-26-08

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Presswatch
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Wed, 06/25/2008

Theresa Mitchell hosts a discussion of the News You're Not Suppsed to Know. 

26:04 minutes (23.86 MB)

Dark Skies

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Radiozine
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Wed, 06/25/2008

Bruce Silverman hosts another installment of his occasional Answers Series. He speaks with Chris Luginbuhl of the International Dark Sky Association, www.darksky.org. 

22:02 minutes (20.18 MB)

Recommended Reading

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Thu, 06/26/2008

Host Pat McGuire interviews Seneca the Librarian about his current recommendations for good books to read. 

27:53 minutes (25.53 MB)

Northeast Neighborhood Community Meeting

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

Ethan Scarle went to meeting of the Northeast's Public Safety Committee, at the King Neighborhood Facility, where people from the neighborhoods, from the police, and from other public service areas meet once a month to work on safety issues facing North and Northeast Portland.  Issues range from last Sunday's "Take back the Parks" event, to thefts of catalytic converters from automobiles, to sponsoring fitness walks, to street lighting problems, and special events in Portland's parks and streets.  One regular service is an outreach program in which volunteers go door to door to bring residents community service information, and, in some cases, information from local sponsoring businesses. 

1:53 minutes (1.72 MB)

Portlanders Tell City Council: Treat Homeless People Better

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

Portlanders opposing the city’s treatment the homeless gathered at city hall yet again yesterday morning to testify before the City Council. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

The following is an excerpt from that testimony.

 

3:18 minutes (3.03 MB)

Paper Mill Re-hires Workers: But No Contract

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

An Oregon paper mill which was sold off in bankruptcy proceedings last month will re-hire half the workers that were fired – but without a Union contract. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

When Pope and Talbot paper mill in Halsey went bankrupt last month, 180 workers lost their jobs.

Now, at least ninety of those workers will be re-hired by the company that bought the assets from the bankruptcy court.

The mill's new owners, Minnesota-based Wayzata Investment Partners, has not yet recognized the two unions that had existing labor contracts when the mill was closed.

0:45 minutes (714.33 KB)

PDX Longtime Convenience Store Closing: Community Impact

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

After almost thirty years of service, Peterson’s convenience store is about to be evicted from its downtown Portland  location.

K-BOO’s Kyle Burris talked about it this afternoon with the store’s owner, Doug Peterson. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

The building owners have complained that homeless people congregate near the store -- but the owner says that is no reason to evict him.

 

4:04 minutes (3.73 MB)

Update from Recently Opened Day Labor Center

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

K-BOO’s Kyle Burris stopped by Portland’s day labor center on June 25th, to see how things have progressed since its opening on June 16th.

 

3:48 minutes (3.48 MB)

New York Woman Sentenced for Enslaving Indonesian Workers

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/26/2008

A Long Island woman
convicted of enslaving two Indonesian domestic workers has been sentenced to
eleven years in prison.

Her husband is due for
sentencing later today.

Christine
Lewis reports from New York City.

 

1:03 minutes (989.43 KB)

Northeast PDX's Hanna Bea's Cafe Closes Down

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/26/2008

          Hanna Beas’s—a North East breakfast café known for its
catfish, organic grits and famous poundcake is closing down at the end of this
month.

KBOO’s
Scott Pham has the story.

 

1:33 minutes (1.43 MB)

Metro's Rex Burkholder Argues For the I-5 Bridge

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/26/2008

With the Portland
City Council voting unanimously this week in favor of a new I5 bridge over the
Columbia River, it would seem that the project is a done deal.

But the proposed
light-rail segment of the bridge needs to be approved by Washington voters, and
several other bureaucratic hurdles must be overcome before the four-point-two
billion dollar project can move forward.

At today's City
Club, economist Joe Cartright argued against the new bridge in a debate with
Metro Councilor Rex Burkhol0der.

Here's a clip of
Rex Burkholder, arguing in favor of the I-5 bridge:

0:30 minutes (475.55 KB)

Economist Joe Cartwright Argues Against New I-5 Bridge

program: 
Evening News
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Thu, 06/26/2008

With the Portland
City Council voting unanimously this week in favor of a new I5 bridge over the
Columbia River, it would seem that the project is a done deal.

But the proposed
light-rail segment of the bridge needs to be approved by Washington voters, and
several other bureaucratic hurdles must be overcome before the four-point-two
billion dollar project can move forward.

At today's City
Club, economist Joe Cartright argued against the new bridge in a debate with
Metro Councilor Rex Burkhol0der.

Here's a clip of
Rex Burkholder, arguing in favor of the I-5 bridge:

0:59 minutes (926.57 KB)

Eugene, Oregon Protests about Hosting the Olympic Trials

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/26/2008

As Eugene prepares to host
the Olympic trials this weekend, a number of groups prepare to protest.

K-BOO’s
Christian Danielson has the story.

 

3:54 minutes (3.57 MB)

William Beeman, University of Minessota

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Wed, 05/07/2008

 Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East.  The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more. 

43:09 minutes (19.75 MB)

 

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