John Maher, an organizer with the 3rd Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios, talks about their event on Saturday and Sunday May 2nd and 3rd. The tour is an opportunity to meet artists and learn how and why the make their art. The tour includes photographers, painters, sculptors, fabric artists, woodworkers, guitar guilders and jewelers from Stevenson to Goldendale.
Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" discusses the importance of ending America's overreliance on coal-fired power.
Host Jim Schumock speaks with T.C. Boyle, author of 20 books of fiction. His latest is The Women, a novel about the wives and lovers of Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyle is the author of twenty books of fiction, including, most recently, After the Plague (2001), Drop City (2003), The Inner Circle (2004), Tooth and Claw (2005), The Human Fly (2005), Talk Talk (2006), and The Women (2009).
A new study is painting a bleak picture of American Misdemeanor courts.
The study shows that courts across the country are overburdened, and that defendants’ rights to due process are being violated.
Locally, though, Multnomah County seems to be bucking the trend with its innovative Community Courts.
The biggest energy users in America are not cars and trucks - they're buildings.
Buildings use about forty percent of the nation's energy.
In 2000, the US Green Building Council introduced a program to certify "green" buildings, called LEED.
That stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
A new version of the LEED standards was released yesrterday.
But as the environment report’s Samara Freemark found, some critics see serious flaws in the program.
This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a small Texas municipality that is trying to overturn a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The provision requires certain jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination to ask the federal government for permission before changing their voting laws.
According to Laughlin McDonald, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union that is intervening in the case, this is not the first time that a southern district has challenged the provision