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Pulse of Portland Music Project Youth Share Views

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Radiozine
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Wed, 05/27/2009

Students from the Pulse of Portland Music Project at RenaissanceArtsAcademy on the Marshall Campus share their work from the year. Listen in on how they feel about music, school culture & some of the interviews they have performed with various artists from our hip town. Part 1 of 2. Hear Part 2 on Friday, May 29, at 11:30AM.

27:54 minutes (12.77 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

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Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Portland Protests Against Proposition 8

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/26/2009

After yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding that state’s ban on gay marriage, ad-hoc protests were held across the country challenging the decision. In Portland, gay rights advocates gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to voice their outrage.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:

3:14 minutes (2.97 MB)

Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director

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Radiozine
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Tue, 05/26/2009

Kate Welch hosts an interview and call-in with Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director since 1995. 

27:17 minutes (24.98 MB)

Portland Protests Against Proposition 8

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

After yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding that state’s ban on gay marriage, ad-hoc protests were held across the country challenging the decision. In Portland, gay rights advocates gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to voice their outrage.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:

3:14 minutes (2.97 MB)

Right to Repair

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/26/2009

The ‘right to repair’ bill currently being considered by the US Congress has become a point of contention between car manufacturers and civil liberties advocates. The bill would allow local mechanics and garages to perform repairs on cars with computers, which are currently considered the ‘intellectual property’ of the car manufacturer.

Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill should be extended to include not just cars, but all electronics and computer equipment:

That was Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking on the ‘Right to Repair’ bill, which is currently in Committee in the US House of Representatives.

9:32 minutes (8.73 MB)

Right to Repair

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

The ‘right to repair’ bill currently being considered by the US Congress has become a point of contention between car manufacturers and civil liberties advocates. The bill would allow local mechanics and garages to perform repairs on cars with computers, which are currently considered the ‘intellectual property’ of the car manufacturer.

Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill should be extended to include not just cars, but all electronics and computer equipment:

That was Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking on the ‘Right to Repair’ bill, which is currently in Committee in the US House of Representatives.

9:32 minutes (8.73 MB)

 

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