Host Per Fagereng speaks with Jeff Albert, one of the founders of The Aquaya Institute, about "Freshwater Scarcity and Its Effect on the Struggle for Arab-Israeli Peace." Jeff Albert, PhD, is a water resource specialist and the 2005 recipient of EPA's Bronze Medal for his work on drinking water in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Between 1998 and 2001, Albert worked at the Israeli Water Commission, the agency with prime responsibility for water allocation.
African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.
Multnomah County, through programs like the Health Equity Intitiative, has made signficant progress in addressing health disparities. But as these figures from the County's March 2008 Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities show, much work remains to be done. How will the county do this as it struggles with a deepening budget crisis and the economic meltdown worsens the social and environmental factors that influence health equity in our region?
Jim Archer is known as a curator who worked for years at the Archer Gallery at Clark College. He is also known for his collage work. Now, however, he is showing these great paintings, small portraits of faces at the Life Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts.
On the February 26 Presswatch, host Theresa Mitchell "with the news you're not supposed to know," states the case for leveling the wealth. What? No more private jets? And what's this about 50,000 trips to remain indefinitely in Iraq? And a look at Israel's hypocrisy--how they got their nukes.
On today's Air Cascadia news, Chris Andrea reports from Portland's 3 day Organicology conference. Salmon fishing may be cancelled again this year. Oregon lawsuit to clean up Hanford nuclear waste that threatens the Columbia. Also an interview with Michelle Darr of Code Pink who's fasting on the Capitol steps in Salem in an effort to bring our troops home.&nb