The Sellwood Bridge is in desperate need of repair or replacement. After a long process, a final decision is due soon on a new bridge's alignment and design. In recent weeks this process has become contentious because two groups are being pitted against one another.
A group of condo owners who live on either side of the bridge have been aggressively supporting an alignment that would move the bridge a block or more north, saving their property from demolition but having major impacts on other parts of the neighborhood.
This week we talk with a group of Sellwood neighbors who are opposed to this plan and have organized a grassroots movement to rebuild the bridge in its current alignment. We look at the sustainability and livability issues of where the new Sellwood Bridge is built.
As the transgender community gains wider visibility, there's been a growing awareness of the transformation involved in a person's gender transition. But what about the Trans person's friends, family, co-workers or partners? How must they change in order to accept the transgender person they care about?
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features "Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James is one of the most haunting classic novels of the 19th century. Portland Opera is mounting a magnificent production with music by Benjamin Britten on Feb. 6th complete with a chamber orchestra and one of its largest casts... Dmae talked with the ghosts in show.... Ryan Macpherson who plays Peter Quint, Mary Phillips who plays Miss Jessel.
Layla El Contonay (Comunications Director of Arab American Anti Discrimination Comittee) talks about the diffrent kinds of media bias she sees and talks about the unheard voices of the Palestinian people and the discrimination against Arabs in the American media and if that has changed.
Ambassador Edward Peck Gives his Views on the relashionship between Palestain and Isreal and the peoples opinion of what is best for them. He also talks about why the US should be supporting Palestain.
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor celebrate the Passing of the Bushies, and the arrival of Obama, with a list of Bush policies that have already been reversed by the incoming administration. Our stances on Torture, secret CIA prisons, Gitmo, Global Warming and the Environment have already been reversed, with more to come.
Michelle and Kathleen host a quick look at recent really good non-fiction books, many political. The show includes short samples of interviews with authors on a variety of topics including the redistribution of wealth, voluntary simplicity, surviving a right-wing fundamentalist reform school and facts and fictions of the human species.
For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume. The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a window into both a personal and cultural history of the late 20th century.
Art talks with S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge about comics as high art, breaking the media censorship of the Danish Muhammed cartoons, and creating picture books for children and grownups.