Latest Public Affairs Audio

a conversation about the future of the LEP charter school renewal

program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

finally posted:  a conversation with student izzy and mr. adam, chaperone/founder of the leadership and entrepreneurship public charter school; or LEP high.  the future of the school is in a vulnerable position, as the board of  portland public schools may consider not renewing the school's charter.

to contact and/or donate, go to lephigh.org.

20:47 minutes (19.04 MB)

False Hopes in Economic News. Can Real Democracy Prevail?

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

Theresa Mitchell with"the news you're not supposed to know" warns us not to be suckered by news reports that our economy is getting back on its feet. The super-rich and their gambling machine (derivatives) are about to implode the entire global economy.  Hyperinflation, anybody?  Welcome to Zimbwabe!  Will we go fascist? Or can we re-learn the fundamentals of democracy? And grow our own food?

25:16 minutes (11.57 MB)

Ben Cannon on the budget

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

   Kevin Card speaks with Oregon State Legislator Ben Cannon on the budget crisis

27:40 minutes (25.33 MB)

Local Producers Discuss Literary Journal: "Ink-Filled Page"

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local producers Ali McCart, Kristin Thiel, Joseph Riippi, and Scott Parker, of "Ink-Filled Page," a quarterly journal of fiction, nonfiction and artwork from Indigo Editing & Publications. 

28:19 minutes (12.97 MB)

Cracked Pots: "Re-use Is at the Heart of All We Do"

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

On the March 5th, Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosted Tess Beistel, founder of Cracked Pots, where waste is kept out of landfills and turned into garden art:  "Reuse is at the heart of all we do."  Biestel discussed  the introduction of the Cracked Pots UnGarden Show, which took place on March 7, featuring "indoor" work by more than 20 artists.  Cracked Pots also hosts a Garden Show every summer and is taking applications from artists until April 22nd.  All art is made from at least 75% reused and recycled materials.  

29:14 minutes (11.71 MB)

Capitalism has Failed & Israel Gives Jews a Bad Name

program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies since 1972. He has written 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues.  He is Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University. They'll discuss two recent articles by Mr.

29:02 minutes (13.3 MB)

Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop 287gs! Stop the ICE Raids!

program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

On tonight's show we focus on the human and civil rights abuses against people of color, the misuse of 287g agreements, and the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  We are talking with immigrant rights advocates in Maricopa County (AZ), where the worst examples of this abuse are happening at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  We talk with Silvia Herrera of the Puente Movement, Jason Odhner, and Antonio Bustamante.  We also bring you short interviews from the National Convergence and Protest in Phoenix on February 27th & 28th, 2009.

58:37 minutes (23.49 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Supreme Court Ruling Rocks Indian Country

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

A February, United States Supreme Court Ruling has sent rumbles through Indian Country. The ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar handed down by the Roberts court throws into dispute the sovereignty of land recovered by tribes not recognized before the 1934 enactment of The Indian Reorganization Act. The decision turns on its head over 70 years of legal interpretation by the courts and by the Department of the Interior. The Narrangasett Tribe inside Rhode Island are the immediate losers in the case but have vowed to fight what they see as the " latest attempt at Judicial Termination" referring to the illegal state dissolution of the tribe in 1810.

4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)

 

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