Latest Public Affairs Audio

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch on the Economic Meltdown

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 06/02/2009

 Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

We're also joined by Kari Koch with the Rural Organizing Project. Kari tells us about ROP's current organizing initiative: creating Living Room Conversations on the Economic Collapse & Bringing our Money Home.

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch will be part of a Community forum on  Building a Fair Economy on Tuesday June 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Public Library, 6th AND Monroe, in Corvallis.

55:40 minutes (25.48 MB)

Sunday Parkways 2009

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program: 
The Bike Show
program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

Sara and Beth talk with Linda Ginenthal of PDOT and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder about Sunday Parkways, three events this summer that will transform over 7 miles of neighborhood streets into temporary parks, so we can enjoy walking, bicycling, roller blading and dancing in the street - without having to watch out for cars!

58:31 minutes (26.87 MB)

Salem Area Transporter Could Strike

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

In Salem, workers at the CherryLift company could go on strike at any moment.

Due to unscrupulous business practices, the Amalgamated Transit Union who represents CherryLift no longer trusts the company’s employer OHAS.

Peter Shoaf talked to Jonathan Hunt, President of the ATU:

2:47 minutes (2.56 MB)

Lents to Oppose Stadium

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Residents of the Lents neighborhood will meet Wednesday evening to challenge the proposal of a Triple A baseball stadium and to offer alternatives.

Lents park is located near southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

With nearly $42 millon dollars in urban renewal funds on the line, residents and other local advocates are doing what they can to prevent construction of the stadium at the park.

KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio talks with Brian Krieg who is Chair of the Urban Forestry Commission as to why he believes the mayor should reconsider the location of the stadium.

3:25 minutes (3.14 MB)

Community Calendar Tuesday June 2 2009

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Mon, 06/01/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY June 2 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 2 2009 The Grand Opening of the Urban Farm Collective Market will be Wednesday, June 3, at 4 to 7 pm, at the Tin Shed and Garden Cafe's garden patio, located at 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. For more info, visit www.urbanfarmcollective.com, email urbanfarmcollective@gmail.com, or call Seed Garden Designs at (503) 449-8178. Everyone is welcome Tuesday June 2 (today) at the Wild Oats on NE 15th and Fremont to the Eastside democratic meeting, which happens every first Tuesday at noon. This is a progressive group that provides information and works for change. For more information contact Anna Faro at 503 282 0298. Mt. 2:57 minutes (2.7 MB)

Imago Theatre's Simple People

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Portland’s Imago Theatre has a history of staging unusual and original work: stories of serial killer children, operas without words and spectacles of animals and clowns. Their new production, Simple People, opened last week and KBOO’s Frank Reynolds dropped in to see what audiences can expect from their latest.

8:42 minutes (7.96 MB)

Portland Celebrates El Salvador's New President

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Members of Portland’s El Salvadorean community gathered at City Hall last night to celebrate the inauguration of the first leftist President in the history of El Salvador.

The lively gathering of around a hundred people chanted “The People United Can Never Be Defeated” in Spanish, and watched footage from Monday’s inauguration of Mauricio Funes.

The following is a collage of sounds from the event:

1:58 minutes (1.8 MB)

Lents to Oppose Stadium

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Residents of the Lents neighborhood will meet Wednesday evening to challenge the proposal of a Triple A baseball stadium and to offer alternatives.

Lents park is located near southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

With nearly $42 millon dollars in urban renewal funds on the line, residents and other local advocates are doing what they can to prevent construction of the stadium at the park.

KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio talks with Brian Krieg who is Chair of the Urban Forestry Commission as to why he believes the mayor should reconsider the location of the stadium.

3:25 minutes (3.14 MB)

 

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