Hala Gores is joined in the studio with special guest, attorney Tom Nelson. Bill Corcoran also joins the conversation by telephone from Washington DC.
Mr. Corcoran is President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) and just returned from a visit to Gaza where he had an opportunity to assess the devastation of Israel's assault on the people of Gaza. ANERA was incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. It has become one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years. In fiscal year 2008, ANERA delivered more than $50 million worth of donated medicine and medical supplies into Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.
On today's Air Cascadia news, Chris Andrea reports from Portland's 3 day Organicology conference. Salmon fishing may be cancelled again this year. Oregon lawsuit to clean up Hanford nuclear waste that threatens the Columbia. Also an interview with Michelle Darr of Code Pink who's fasting on the Capitol steps in Salem in an effort to bring our troops home.&nb
Portland's own Boy Eats Drum Machine brought his one-man-turntable-band to the KBOO studios for early morning radio on ANODYNE. Program host John B. Jones chatted with Jon Ragel (AKA Boy Eats Drum Machine) about songwriting and sampling, turntablism, and the limited custom hand-made album covers Jon made for the vinyl edition of BEDM's latest album "booomboxxx".
Here's the setlist: Gun Fight, Booomboxxx, The Crack + The Sea, La La La La La!, Demonic With Horns, and Si(x)cuse Me
On the February 26 Presswatch, host Theresa Mitchell "with the news you're not supposed to know," states the case for leveling the wealth. What? No more private jets? And what's this about 50,000 trips to remain indefinitely in Iraq? And a look at Israel's hypocrisy--how they got their nukes.
Jim Archer is known as a curator who worked for years at the Archer Gallery at Clark College. He is also known for his collage work. Now, however, he is showing these great paintings, small portraits of faces at the Life Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts.
African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.
Multnomah County, through programs like the Health Equity Intitiative, has made signficant progress in addressing health disparities. But as these figures from the County's March 2008 Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities show, much work remains to be done. How will the county do this as it struggles with a deepening budget crisis and the economic meltdown worsens the social and environmental factors that influence health equity in our region?