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Does Portland have a real solution for its gang problem?

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Wed, 01/21/2009

Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call for action comes when many outreach programs are struggling for funding. Will the city's new effort address the causes or just the symptoms of gang violence? Will the rush to take action create bigger problems like innocent youth getting profiled for gang involvement?

This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with John Canda, a former gang outreach worker for the city of Portland and Clayborn Collins, executive director of Emmanual Community General Services, about what needs to be done to really solve Portland's gang problem.

New Feature!

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions online so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

56:33 minutes (45.31 MB)

Does Portland have a real solution for its gang problem?

program date: 
Wed, 01/21/2009

Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call for action comes when many outreach programs are struggling for funding. Will the city's new effort address the causes or just the symptoms of gang violence? Will the rush to take action create bigger problems like innocent youth getting profiled for gang involvement?

This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with John Canda, a former gang outreach worker for the city of Portland and Clayborn Collins, executive director of Emmanual Community General Services, about what needs to be done to really solve Portland's gang problem.

New Feature!

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions online so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

56:33 minutes (45.31 MB)

Does Portland have a real solution for its gang problem?

program date: 
Wed, 01/21/2009

Portland has seen 11 gang-related shootings since the Dec. 12 murder of a gang member inside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. City leaders are calling it a "gang war crisis" and the Portland police want a new coordinated strategy to combat the violence. But the call for action comes when many outreach programs are struggling for funding. Will the city's new effort address the causes or just the symptoms of gang violence? Will the rush to take action create bigger problems like innocent youth getting profiled for gang involvement?

This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with John Canda, a former gang outreach worker for the city of Portland and Clayborn Collins, executive director of Emmanual Community General Services, about what needs to be done to really solve Portland's gang problem.

New Feature!

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions online so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

56:33 minutes (45.31 MB)

Spying Excesses, Flag Fun and Bailout Inconsistencies

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Presswatch
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Wed, 01/21/2009

On the Jan 22 Press Watch, Theresa Mitchell hosts with "the news you're not supposed to know."  Good news--Obama has signed an executive order to shut the network of secret prisons and close Guantanamo within the year.  Bad news:  the occupations continue, and too many of us have been spied on--(especially journalists.)  Also,  how to freak out the flag fascists, and info on bailout inconsistencies, etc.

26:05 minutes (17.91 MB)

Does Technology Invade Your Privacy?

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The Digital Divide
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Wed, 01/21/2009

This month the Digital Divide show looks at issues of privacy and hosts a live on-air discussion.

We examine recent developments in federal spying cases, and hear about a local charity that has suffered from NSA wiretapping.  We also hear a report from the Riseup collective that aims to provide secure communication services for the social justice community.

Then we share your opinions on these isses, which are submitted via email and twitter.  We also see what people hope to come for technology in 2009.

56:13 minutes (25.74 MB)

From the Inaguration forward - Community Conversation

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Wed, 01/21/2009

Joanne Zuhl interviews Helen Thomas, legendary White House Press Corps bulldog about the responsibility of the Press in the new administration.  We took calls from listeners on how we move forward after the inauguration buzz wears off and opened a discussion on the most urgent civil liberties issues of the moment.

 

55:47 minutes (38.31 MB)

David Bacon

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Tue, 01/20/2009

David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist on issues of labor, immigration and international trade. He will soon be coming to Portland to discuss these issues, and here on Circle A Radio, we hear from him about his life, his beginnings as a journalist and artist, and about immigration and popular struggles all over the world.
Friday, January 30th 

5:20 minutes (2.14 MB)

Iraq Vets Against the War: Speaking Truth

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Tue, 01/20/2009

 

Northwest Vets for Peace Marvin, Bill and John speak with members of Iraq Vets Against the War, Portland.

 

55:00 minutes (25.18 MB)

 

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