We continue the round table discussion of transportation alternatives in Portland. Mike Snedeker discusses the consolidation of executive power going back to the 1970s. Larry Bowlden reviews "Midnight at the Dragon Cafe" by Judy Bates Fong, and Clayton Morgareidge reports on “The World at Our Service: Cruise Ships and the Global Division of Labor.”
Next week, from August 20th to 24th, the U.S. military will be conducting what they call an 'experiment' in Portland, called 'Operation Noble Resolve 07-2'. All military branches, as well as the Northern Command and the Joint Forces Command, will be participating in the simulation, in which they will play out the military's role in responding to a natural disaster - in this case, an earthquake in Portland. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Lieutenant Colonal Steve Smith of the U.S. Joint Forces Command about the planned simulation.
Workers for Metro picketed outside their administrative center yesterday over stalled contract negotiations. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) organized the informational picket. KBOO’s Marc de Giere spoke with Don Loving, a representative from the union.
A new episode of DIY, Portland is born! This month, we're talking with midwives, doulas and moms about a do-it-yourself project as old as human history. You'll hear stories of home birth and unassisted birth, along with music from the lovely and talented Ali Ippolito. Fair warning: you will also hear some sounds of mamas grunting and babies crying.
Thanks once again to Brian Kramer for his audio skills and to Nick Jaina for our theme song. Special thanks to Nina Jacobi for her piece called "Birth Night."
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Capt. May of Ghost Troop, military affairs correspondent for the Texas Iconoclast, discusses the ongoing revelations about the Noble Resolve exercise scheduled for Aug. 20 in Portland, including the exposure of a detailed atomic blast map composed in April by a neocon-led study group. See portland.indymedia.org and texasicon.com
The ANSWER coalition, made up of dozens of anti-war groups, has called for a campaign to challenge a 10,000 dollar fine the group received yesterday.
The fine was levied on the coalition for putting up fliers for an upcoming peace rally.
KBOO spoke with Sarah Sloane, of the ANSWER coalition: