April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others. For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film. In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed. Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.
The Portland ‘Women in Black’ held their weekly vigil at noon today in front of the Federal Building in downtown Portland.
Members of the group dress in black as a symbol of mourning for those who have died due to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.
Melinda Bernert guest hosts. The topic is "Portland's New Soccer Stadium. Who's left holding the ball?" The guest is Jules Boykoff, assistant professor at Pacific University. He has written articles on the issue including "My Own Private Bail-out" for the The Guardian.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Kevin Phillips about his updated edition of "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism. Kevin Phillips has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. A former White House strategist, he is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and NPR and writes for Harper’s and Time. His books include New York Times bestsellers The Politics of Rich and Poor and Wealth and Democracy.
John's short story collection The Space Between, based on his lifelong fascination with bridges, has just been published by Furnace Press, and his documentary Head Trip follows a trio of iconic giant Doggie Diner heads on a cross-country odyssey.