Students at LEP (Leap) High School in Portland have been fighting to keep their school open, after the school’s Charter was revoked by the school board on Monday.
School administrators say the numbers presented by the Board were outdated, and a recent fundraising campaign has helped reduce a deficit of tens of thousands of dollars at the school.
Students and teachers have vowed to keep fighting, although the avenues for keep the school open next year are now slim to none, after the charter was revoked this week.
The Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard Committee is trying to name a portland street after Chavez.
has been holding hearings aboutn renaming Grand St, Broadway, and Thirty Ninth Avenue.
This week City council held a hearing about the possibility of renaming Broadway.
Grand and Thirty-Ninth avenue are also under consideration.
Supporters of the name change say that Chavez is a heroic figure who deserves recognition.
Chavez fought for the rights of migrant farmworkers, and activists say that naming a street after him will inspire Portlanders.
Owners of businesses on Broadway, though, are not as supportive.
A national group advocating for healthcare reform says U.S. Census numbers don’t tell the whole story about those who are uninsured.
Families USA is releasing more specific data by state of how many people (under age 65) have gone without health insurance for at least part of 2007-2008. In Oregon, it’s 1.1 million, or 34.4 percent.
After a thirty year hiatus, however, nuclear power is back on the table, this time touted as a carbon emission-free source of electricity. But Karl Grossman is still here to tell us what we're not supposed to know about Nuclear Power.
Coloquio sobre Salud y Mujeres Latinas con un grupo de profesionales dedicadas a la salud pública en diferentes áreas:
Susan Greathouse, Manager de Nutrición y Servicios Locales, Oficina de Salud de la Familia, programa WIC del Estado de Oregon.
Edith Molina,Coordinadora de Salud Migratoria, de la Oficina de Salud del Campesino del Estado de Oregon.
Vicky Moore, Educadora de Salud de las Mujeres, del Dpto de Salud del Estado de Washington, área de Planificación Familiar.
Adrienne Paige Mullock, Especialista en Educación para la Salud, Oficina de Salud de la Familia,programa WIC.
Dr Anna Jimenez y Dr Helen Bellanca, Doctoras de Familia de las Clínicas Rurales del Valle de Yakima. Lucy Townsley, Enfermera de Salud Comunitaria de las Clínicas Rurales del Valle de Yakima.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.
In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.
In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.
During the Bush administration the Envronmental Protection Agency mandated that Portland install a costly filtration system to "protect" us from Cryptosporidium which has never been a problem with our Bull Run water. The City argued in court against the EPA in 2007, and lost.
Why I Must Be Careful had been on KBOO twice within a year's time. First on the last day before John headed to India to seek a drum master, secondly as soon as possible when I learned they had composed a new live set. I wanted it on the air, and so they played this new set on November 28, 2008.
Drummer, John Niekrasz has performed on Unherd with a variety of projects about 1/2 dozen times over the course of these 6 months of my program. It just so happens he is quite active. Seth Brown has not returned to UnHerd yet, but that means very little. Seth plays the Fender Rhodes, which plays so much in to the WIMBC sound, not just for its antique, detuned disonance, but for Seth's chops and unusual technique.