1126 am 'Get This' news

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Sun, 11/25/2007

11/26/07 Get This

Chris Andreae

 

7:10 minutes (6.57 MB)

Klamath Plan Favors Irrigators

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

Fish and wildlife experts are criticizing the new federal water plan that dictates how much water is allowed to flow down the Klamath River for the next decade.

They say the plan puts already struggling fisheries, fishing communities, and national wildlife refuges at risk, in favor of irrigators, and that too much water has been promised to too many people.

KBOO’s Helen Honey has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

Circumcision on the Decline

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Evening News
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Sun, 10/28/2007

Circumcision is on the decline globally and fewer and fewer parents are electing to have the procedure performed on their newborns in America.

The National Office of Circumcision Information Reasearch Center, or NO-CIRC for short, has set up a booth at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention in San Francisco this week.

2:16 minutes (2.08 MB)

Mexican Human Rights Threatened by War on Drugs Funding

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Evening News
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Sun, 10/28/2007

The Bush Administration is asking for one and a half billion dollars to fight the War on Drugs in Mexico. The money will be going towards police training, surveillance sharing, and weapons appropriations.

2:40 minutes (2.44 MB)

Portlanders at Seattle Peace Rally

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Evening News
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Sun, 10/28/2007

Eleven massive peace rallies were held this past Saturday in major cities across the country to call for an end to the war in Iraq.

This region’s rally was in Seattle, and hundreds, if not thousands of Portlanders were in attendance.

Patti from Sandy was one of those who attended the march.  She called Talk Radio on KBOO this morning and gave this report:

1:17 minutes (1.19 MB)

City Council on renaming a street to Cesar Chavez

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

The Portland City Council took testimony on renaming a major street in honor of César Chávez.

KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the report.

4:18 minutes (3.94 MB)

Vancouver Examines its Walkability

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Evening News
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Tue, 10/23/2007

While many cities in the U.S. are finally coming to the realization that walkability is a necessity in city planning, Vancouver, Washington is actually doing something about it.

A non-profit group in the city invited Mark Fenton, the host of the PBS series "America's Walking” and walkability expert, to speak to a sold-out crowd last night.

He’s also headed out around the city to see just how pedestrian-friendly the city is.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Mark Fenton earlier today:

2:20 minutes (2.15 MB)

Portland rally against expansion of NAFTA

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Evening News
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Tue, 10/23/2007

An emergency rally to stop the expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) was held in Portland.  Organized by a number of local groups, the rally was held outside the Federal Building on Southwest Third.

One of the speakers was Centolia Maldonado Vasquez, a Mexican community leader.  She spoke with KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund today:

3:15 minutes (2.99 MB)

Felony Question Removed from Mulnomah County Job Application

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Evening News
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Fri, 11/23/2007

Starting a new life can be difficult after a felony conviction, but Multnomah County is removing one barrier.  It has gotten rid of a question on its job applications asking about felony convictions.  KBOO’s Helen Honey reports in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

The Portland Dream for Darfur

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

A series of events are being held in Portland this week to call attention to the situation in the Darfur Region of Sudan. 

These events will also call attention to China’s role in arming the Sudanese government.

KBOO Reporter Kit Brazier spoke with Katie-Jay Scott of the Portland Coalition for Genocide Awareness about this week’s “Portland Dream for Darfur” activities.

3:39 minutes (3.34 MB)

Industrial waste dumping threat to Sauvie Island

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

 

 

A new proposal from the Portland-based ESCO Corporation would result in the dumping of hundreds of tons of industrial waste on Sauvie Island, north of Portland. 

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Jeff Joslin, who is leading a group of citizens who oppose the dumping:

3:06 minutes (2.85 MB)

Latino Network on Cesar Chavez Avenue

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/06/2007

The Latino Network held a press conference this morning to support the renaming of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue.

           KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the Story.

5:35 minutes (5.11 MB)

Federal plan cancelled for NW wild salmon

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/31/2007

The newest federal salmon recovery plan has been abandoned.  Salmon advocates say the future is no brighter for the Pacific Northwest wild salmon and the people that rely on them.  Salmon advocates, fishermen, businesses, and communities are calling on Congress to step in and help.  Helen Honey reports with the Oregon News Service.

1:16 minutes (1.17 MB)

NW Coalition for Pesticide Alternatives 30th Celebration

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/17/2007

the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides marks a special anniversary this weekend.  KBOO’s Adinah Little spoke with Aimee (ahh-may) Code about the group’s 30th anniversary Celebration and Auction.

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

 

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