The Center for Public Integrity evaluated the disclosure rules for judges in the highest state courts nationwide. The level of disclosure in the 50 states and the District of Columbia was poor, with 43 receiving failing grades, Oregon among those, making it difficult for the public to identify potential conflicts of interest on the bench. Despite the lack of information in the public records, the Center’s investigation found nearly three dozen conflicts, questionable gifts and entanglements among top judges around the country. Investigative journalist, Janet Phelan analyses what the Center found in Oregon - and "It ain't that Pretty at All..."" (- Warren Zevon) 14:24 minutes (13.18 MB)
Miho Aida is an enviromental educator, acivist, and film maker. She started the project titled "If she can do it, You can too!" which is a collection of short films and interviews with women of color who are fighting to make the world a better place. In this interview she speaks about her latest film "The sacred place where life begins: Gwich'in women speak" which covers the efforts of the Gwich'in tribe to save a sacred place near their reservation in alaska from big oil.
More info @ http://www.mihoaida.com/ 22:20 minutes (20.44 MB)
As next Tuesday’s election approaches, a number of ballot measure races in Oregon look like they’re going to be very close.
One of the more contested initiatives, Measure 92, would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
It’s gotten added media attention because of large financial contributions from chemical and agricultural corporations, making it the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. 9:39 minutes (13.25 MB)
Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies. 6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)
Kaia Sand joins Norm to talk about the Watcher Files Project, an artistic collaboration exhibit and performance based on police surveillance files of Portland activists in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 10:54 minutes (9.98 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Margaret Jordan of the Richmond Progressive Alliance [Due to technical issues, this interview will not be immediately available as a shareable segment, but is in the longer show file below].
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods. On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)