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New Census Reveals Highest Poverty Rate in Twelve Years

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
New Census numbers have revealed that the number of people living in poverty has increased to over thirteen percent, which is the highest poverty rate in twelve years.KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Alice O’Connor, who is a History Professor at UC Santa Barbara.  Read more

Number of Homeless Students Rises

Airs at: Fri, 09/25/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
The number of homeless students has risen by fourteen percent this year, according to the Oregon Department of Education. This year eighteen-thousand students are homeless, compared to about fifteen-thousand last year and eight-thousand in 2003 and 2004, when numbers were f... Read more

Debbie Wooten Celebrates Opening of Homeless Day Shelter

Airs at: Wed, 10/28/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Radiozine
Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with comedian Debbie Wooten who will be performing on Friday, Nov 6, at the fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the Homeless Day Shelter at the First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 12th Avenue.   The event will be start at 7:30 pm.Wooten, an expert... Read more

Take Back the Land

Airs at: Fri, 09/25/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for
For our second installment Max Rameau joined us to talk about creative and revolutionary steps “Take Back the Land” is using in order to combat issues of homelessness in Florida. With Portland ranking in the top three (per capita) for homelessness, unemployment and hunger, ... Read more

Oregon Homeless Students

Airs at: Fri, 09/25/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News

Poverty in Oregon: An Interview with Rachel Bristol

Airs at: Thu, 09/24/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
As the current economic crisis deepens, more Oregonians are joining the ranks of the poor. With resources stretched to the breaking point, the ability to meet basic human needs is becoming more difficult. Dave Mazza talks with Rachel Bristol, executive director of the Oregon... Read more

Our Little Mayor Part 4

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
OUR LITTLE MAYOR Part 4.. More hilarity insues with the further adventures of Slam Assbuns, openly-gay mayor of a small big west coast city, and the follow-out from his lies about the relationship he  had with an 18-year old. Rabid petition-recallers, corrupt city officials... Read more

Homelessness in Portland

Airs at: Wed, 09/02/2009 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
As the number of people living on the streets continues to increase during this recession, many cities are passing ordinances restricting survival activities such as sleeping, sitting down, and asking for spare change. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty rel... Read more

A call to fill Oregon's black leadership void

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Black leadership is on the rise - from the White House to corporate giants like Xerox Corp. In progressive Oregon, however, blacks currently hold no elected positions in the city, county or regional governments within the metropolitan area where most of their community resi... Read more

Heat Wave's Effects on the Elderly and the Homeless

Airs at: Thu, 07/30/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Political Perspectives
Jay Thiemeyer explores the heat wave through the eyes of the elderly, homeless, and alternatively housed communities in Portland.  Read more