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People of Color and the 2008 Election: An Interview with Rudy Lopez, Center for Community Change

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Wed, 11/05/2008

There's no doubt of the importance of the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president. But what role did people of color play in making this happen and where do they stand in the wake of the election? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Rudy Lopez, Directory of the Center for Community Change about his organization's work in turning out people of color and other disempowered voters for Obama. He'll also talk about how this new bloc of mobilized citizens can ensure that the new president and the Congress remain true to the promises made before election day. For more information on the Center for Community Change and their upcoming people's conference, visit www.communitychange.org.

 

55:40 minutes (44.59 MB)

California Gay Marriage Legal Battle continues

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The ballots have barely been counted But the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, to end gay and lesbian marriages, has already moved on.  KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

1:47 minutes (1.64 MB)

Multnomah County Ballot Counting

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

When KBOO heard about the possibility of water damage on ballots at the Multnomah County elections office, reporter Theresa Mitchell headed over to find out what was going on.
Although the close race between Jeff Merkley and incumbent Gordon Smith for State Senator has now been decided for Merkley, we knew that Multnomah, the most populous county in Oregon, played a critical role in determining that result.
 

4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)

Afghani Quilt at City Hall

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

One of the art openings in tonight’s ‘First Thursday’ event in downtown Portland will be a quilt made by a collective of women artisans in Afghanistan.
The quilt will be displayed in Portland’s City Hall for the next month.
Portland is its only stop on the West Coast during a national tour.
Molly Crowley is with Rubia Handwork, which organized the tour.

http://rubiahandwork.com

 

1:11 minutes (1.09 MB)

Rahm Emanuel for White House Chief of Staff

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

Starting today, Barack Obama will receive highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials.
But the bigger focus is still on who he'll choose to fill positions in his administration.
It's not clear if Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel will accept Obama's offer to be his White House chief of staff.
Several Democrats confirmed that Emanuel has been offered the job.
Emanuel has become one of the leaders in the House since coming to office six years ago.
Ali Abunimah of the ElectronicIntifada.org website says the selection of Emanuel may be to appease the pro-Israel lobby.

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

Obama and the Congo

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

 

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