On the Thursday Radioazine for September 18, Stephanie Potter spoke with Thor Hanson, author of The Impenetrable Forest, My Gorilla Years in Uganda. Hanson lived in a remote village at the Edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest , working with local trackers to create an eco-tourist program and save some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas and their ancient forest home. With humor and affection he has written not only about the gorillas, but also the people of Uganda and the rich hospitality of their culture.
Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more police, is the answer. In the meantime, Mayor Tom Potter has announed a new initiative to fight prostitution on 82nd Ave. through enhanced enforcement and prosecution combined with treatment options. How should we deal with prostitution in our city? Do we really understand the problem of prostitution?
Following up on a news story he filed 8/14/08 about the Redwoods--a Jubilee residential community that provides housing for disabled, low income and previously homeless individuals whose residents believe they are being targeted for police harassment in order to force them to leave so the city could gentrify the property--Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on a September 2nd administrative search of the property. Questions are raised by the property manager, residents and a public defense attorney about the search and police involvement
On the Sept 18 Presswatch, Theresa Mitchell explores the news you're not supposed to know and takes a look at how the government is handling the worst crisis facing the financial markets since the 1920's.
On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all.
September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating. Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.