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:
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.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with journalist Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, about the new book he co-authored with Laila Al-Arian, called Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians.
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.
Host Joe Uris entertains callers without Abe this week. Topics this week include FISA Courts and the Bush spy-on-citizens program; Iraq, the War, and Iraqi Oil Contracts; The Portland Naked Bike Ride; and the question "Is Barak Obama really Jimmy Carter or Abe Lincoln reincarnated?"
Kristi Martel, singer/songwriter from Providence RI, talks to Anodyne host John B. Jones about her latest album Ravengirl, and previews songs "Guttermouth" and "Blessed Community" from her upcoming album. 27 minutes.
Songs: Littlebird's Flight, Guttermouth, Blessed Community, Through That Door.