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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

Can talking about race make a difference?

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Last month, President Obama sat down over beers with a Cambridge cop and a Harvard professor to talk about an ugly incident that brought home how deep racial tensions still run in our nation. The president saw the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Sgt. James Crowly as a "... Read more

The State of Black Oregon

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
    The State of Black Oregon was published earlier this month by the Urban League of Portland. The report contains a stark inventory of statistics that show a persistent gap in living standards between black and white Oregonians – a gap that is growing wider as a result of... Read more

Street Roots: Dignity, Cash, and Community

Airs at: Tue, 07/21/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Recovery Zone
This month on the Recovery Zone, Street Roots Managing Editor Joanne Zuhl  and Vendor Coordinator Art Garcia  discuss how this nonprofit grassroots newspaper operates as a catalyst for social change, while providing dignity, cash and a sense of community to people who are e... Read more

Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

Airs at: Mon, 07/20/2009 at 5:00pm
 Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole  Hosted by: Abe Proctor  (Joe Uris is on vacation)   Abe digs in to a smokin' hot piece in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi, about how Goldman Sachs -- and a who's-who cast of Goldman alumni -- has for years engineered speculativ... Read more

Closing Portland's Affordable Housing Gap

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
The real estate bubble may have burst but many Portlanders still find homeownership beyond their reach. Even with today's lower housing costs, affordable housing for a family earning the median family income ($66,900) would be priced at $200,000 - a price limited to very fe... Read more