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Latest Public Affairs Audio

Jane Dominic of the Tualatin High School Choir

Categories:
program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

BreAna interviews Jane Dominic, a singer with the Tualitin High School Choir. They were invited to Carnagie Hall, and are having trouble raising money to go to NY because of the recession.

7:22 minutes (6.74 MB)

Bird Rescue Program in Crisis

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

A Vancouver bird rescue program faces an imminent foreclosure, and has called on the community to help.
The Northwest Bird Rescue Center is headed by Christopher Driggins, better known around Vancouver as 'the Bird Man'.
He's rescued hundreds of abused and injured birds since 2002, but has faced a serious financial crisis since a co-worker embezzled over seven hundred thousand dollars in 2006.
According to Driggins, the local branch of the FBI has been slow to investigate the case.
With his finances quickly dwindling, the small non-profit faces foreclosure and public auction on December 5.
More information can be found at NWbirdrescue.com.
 

11:26 minutes (10.48 MB)

BreAna's Resources for Hard Times

Categories:
program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

-BreAna tells us of Portland resources that are cheap or free

6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)

Nomi Prins on the Economic Maelstrom

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Nomi PrinsHosted by: Barbara Bernstein

 Journalist Nomi Prins helps us sort our way through the current economic crisis.

53:55 minutes (24.68 MB)

The Role of Kids in the Economy, by Sawyer

Categories:
program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Sawyer talks about kids role in the economy, and has some weird money facts, too.

3:11 minutes (2.92 MB)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Categories:
program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Garrett did a vox pop “what would you do if you won the lottery?”

2:53 minutes (2.65 MB)

Kulongoski's Budget

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Governor Ted Kulongoski unveils his budget on Monday, December 1, and already, rumors suggest it will include across-the-board trim for state departments, reflecting the economic downturn.
But with unemployment and use of social services at record highs in Oregon, charitable organizations say it’s no time for cutbacks in the types of assistance that keep vulnerable families afloat, and could help the economy as well.
Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

1:30 minutes (1.38 MB)

Mediaocrity

Categories:
program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

58:28 minutes (23.42 MB)

 

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