Portland voters are deciding on a scheme (Multnomah 26-156) to turn the water bureau over to a board separate from the City Council. Well-read Red Frann Michel lays out the flaws in this effort by large corporate water users to take control of this public resource. Photo from Portland Tribune. 6:19 minutes (3.62 MB)
The Well-Read red has been reading the voter's pamphlet for Portland, and has done some additional reading about Measure 26-156, which (in the words of the voters's pamphlet) "Amends Charter: Creates Water and Sewer District with Elected Board."
Andrew Geller speaks with long-time political activist, lecturer and author Ralph Nader about his latest book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. 29:04 minutes (39.92 MB)
Patti Milne is a Repubican running for the Oregon Senate seat in the 11th Dist. She talked with Don Merrill about why public safety with regards to marijuana use and undocumented immigrants are among her highest priorities, why it makes no sense to single out organizations accused of lobbying if they provide a benefit to lawmakers and how the most important thing for her is getting all interests sitting down at the table to deal with Oregon's complex issues. *This interview is part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:40 minutes (27.15 MB)