About a hundred friends and family members gathered at Woodlawn park on Saturday in solidarity with the local non-profit, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,” a group which is fighting to--amongst other things--get Kofie and C’Lynn out of the clutches of Oregon’s Department of Human Services, and back into the children’s original loving family.
In August the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to issue an initial assessment of the impact of a Liquid Natural Gas re-gasification terminal on the Lower Columbia River. Aside from the environmental risks, some Oregonians are beginning to wonder if the state will receive much of the gas once the facility is operational.
Award-winning authors/film historians Amid Amidi & Jerry Beck have been rescuing forgotten animation from archives and festivals and collecting it on their website Cartoon Brew Films. S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge catch up with Amid and Jerry following their appearance at the Platform International Animation Festival.
Ted Kerasote, author of "Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog," discusses his 13 year relationship with his dog Merle and the lessons he learned about the need to "loosen the leashes" of dogs. The interviewer is Kathleen Stephenson.
Earlier today, animal activists demonstrated on Nike’s Corporate Campus in Beaverton.K-BOO’s courtney dillard has more on the rally which focused on nike’s continued endorsement of atlanta falcon’s player michael vick.
On the July 5 Recovery Zone, producer Stephanie Potter featured the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry and FNB activists here in Portland. Food Not Bombs is a world-wide, all-volunteer movement dedicated to social change. One of their programs is to offer free healthy meals made from salvaged food. To find out more visit: http://www.foodnotbombs.net/
In anticipation of the zine symposium in August, it's our second annual zine show! Hear Kate Haas reading from her zine and John Marr remembering back to the DIY ethic of the punk rock era that first inspired him to publish himself. Get an update about the Independent Publishing Resource Center and find out how Portland is like Paris.
As always, thanks to Brian Kramer for production assistance and Nick Jaina, who composed our theme music. All other original music in this episode comes courtesy of Levi Cecil.
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