Ruth interviews David Rogers, who is the president of Partnerships for Safety and Justice. They discuss Kevin Mannix's ballot measure that would require mandatory minimum sentences for multitude of crimes, many of which are non violent.
Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover; and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs. Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above. Hear individual segments by following their links below:
Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland.
After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a 1% Cost of living increase to emanuel workers, though workers at legacy good sam are receiving a 3% increase this year.
Words & Pictures welcomes guest Mike Konopacki, a labor cartoonist who collaborated with author Howard Zinn and historian Paul Buhle to create a comics version of Zinn's A People’s History of American Empire. S.W. Conser talks with Konopacki about the power of images to raise public consciousness and the challenges of mixing caricature with historical portrayals.