Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are 35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.
The Friends of The Columbia Gorge weighed in on the Warm Springs Tribes’ plan for a Casino resort in Cascade Locks today.They are opposed to it and would support instead an on-reservation solution as an alternative.They’re basing their stance on the harm the planned casino would do to Salmon populations in the Lower Columbia and Snake Rivers.It took a trip to federal court to get access to the memo withheld by the
In Part 2 of ‘The Killing of Fouad Kaady, KBOO reporter Don Wolfe continues his examination of the cover up by police and the media.The case of Fouad Kaady has been described by the civil rights leaders as Oregon’s most horrific police shooting.
Over the last several days, the Backbone Campaign has been conducting marches, trainings and workshops in downtown Portland.Their aim is to demand accountability from elected leaders to follow the will of the people to end the war in Iraq.The methods used by the campaign involve direct action and creative protest. Antonia Juhasz, the author of "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time", spoke at one of the events.
Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: The City of Portland has a new recycle plan. While a majority of the public supports it, it's not without critics.