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Portland approves bike-sharing program

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/18/2011

The Portland City Council has voted to approve a bike-sharing program that would draw from two million dollars in federal funding.

Portland is following the lead of a dozen major U-S cities that have had success with similar automated community bicycle programs, which make bicycles available to the public for a fee. 

KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Gerik Kransky, advocacy director with the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance, who testified before the City Council in support of the program.

He shed some light on how a bike-sharing program in Portland will work.

4:16 minutes (3.91 MB)

UK Rising

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Wed, 08/17/2011
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/02/01/black-activists-rising-against-the-cuts/

videos from Riots, Recessions and Resistance here:

http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

57:27 minutes (52.59 MB)

The Bike Show on 08/03/11

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Cycling Through the Ages

This Wednesday at 11:00 am on the Bike Show we will be talking about "Cycling at All Ages." Our guests include Abby, age 7; Magpie, age 9; Lake, the parent of a 12-year-old; and Laura and John, who are both in their 70s. See why cycling can be fun no matter what age you are!

Voices from the Edge 07-21-11 Columbia River Crossing

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Thu, 07/21/2011

This week on Voices from the Edge, host Jo Ann Boman asks, "Can Oregon afford the Columbia River Crossing?"

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action and past board president of Portland Community Media as well as a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza is a freelance journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, environmental, labor and peace movements for over 20 years

54:11 minutes (49.6 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

Yves Engler on "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay"

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Thu, 07/07/2011

  Yves Engler, co-author of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay spoke at Laughing Horse Books on June 21st. He and his co-author Bianca Mugyenyi documented an anthropolicical tour of the land of Homo Automomotivis and argue for moving beyond the private automobile. Stephanie Potter attended the talk, which was given in a parking lot around the corner from Laughing Horse. She recorded and produced this program. (Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com)

54:17 minutes (24.86 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Yves Engler on "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism"

Yves Engler, co-author of "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay" spoke at Lauthing Horse Books on June 21st. He and his co-author Bianca Mugyenyi documented an anthropolicical tour of the land of Homo Automomotivis and argue for moving beyond the private automobile. Stephanie Potter attended the talk, which was given in a parking lot around the corner from Laughing Horse. She recorded and produced this program.

The Bike Show on 07/06/11

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Bike Show guests share their health transformations from cycling.

For the July Show we welcome guests John Gorham, Wake Gregg and Chris Smith, all who've experienced health transformations through cycling. All three suffer from serious health issues that cycling treats or manages-- even with busy life/work schedules that make exercising a challenge. We'll discuss how they make the small daily changes that make big differences in their overall well being and hear their advice on how anyone can get on the road to better health with a bicycle.

Voices From Edge 06-16-11 RANTS Edition!

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Thu, 06/16/2011

This week's "Rant" edition topics included Commissioner Fish's response to the housing audit, the attempt by the legislature to make it easier to conceal campaign contributions and money spent on the Columbia River Crossing and more.  Listeners joined the conversation with their rants.

54:49 minutes (50.19 MB)

The Bike Show on 06/01/11

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Behind the scenes: what bike racing really looks like!

This Wednesday's Bike Show will go behind the scenes with bike racing. Guests Rick Potestio, Tony Kic and Sue Butler will talk about getting muddy building race courses, where to ride around Portland if you want to ride fast, and how to get the peloton to stop with you when you need to pee.

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