The Rising Tide bike riders took over the streets of North Portland Sunday, June 14th, shouting “Twelve Lanes? That’s Insane”.Their slogan refers to a proposal to construct a new I-5 bridge known as the ‘columbia river crossing’ between Portland and Vancouver.
Protesters also hung a giant banner from a rooftop on Mississippi Street, near Mason, last night, which read “More lanes equal more cars equal more climate change.
No Columbia River Crossing !”
Jonathan Erwin from rising Tide describes the days events.
The Senate has passed A bill that allows the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco, including new dissolvable tobacco products packaged to look like mints or candy. It’s being called the strongest anti-tobacco measure since the U-S Surgeon General said smoking causes lung cancer more than 40 years ago.
The U.S. House of Representatives took one more look at legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over cigarettes and other tobacco products from ingredients to labeling and marketing. KBOO reporter EmMarie Badio has more.
The Oregon state senate passed a bill today calling for an investigation of racism in the state’s foster care system.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson—Oregon Senate Majority Leader and co-sponsor of the bill. The Foster care study bill will now go to the State House of Representatives for consideration.
Portland’s Gay Pride wrapped this last weekend. Despite the “unity” theme, at least one group chose this year to go their separate way. Why did trans march organizers decide to postpone their event—renamed Gender (Free) For All—until August 1st? Do trans people really belong in the LGBQ community anyway? Especially if they no longer identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual—or if they never did?
We addressed these questions and more. We were joined by three guests, including an organizer from the Gender (Free) For All; a local trans political activist; and a woman with Harry Benjamin's Syndrome
On Stage and Studio, Host Dmae Roberts talks with dancers Linda Austin, Anne Furfey and Terry Mathern about their upcoming weekend show The Portland Project at Performance Works Northwest. Learn more about Portland's dance scene and about how important small venues are for experimentations and evolving the dance artform.
Marianne Barisonek interviews peace activist and former political candidate Cindy Sheehan.
Cindy Sheehan founded Gold Star Families for Peace, which is a member organization of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition. Sheehan first captured media headlines in August 2005 when she and a group of her supporters camped out in front of President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, demanding that Bush meet with her to discuss the death of her son Casey, a U.S. Army soldier who in April 2004 had been killed in combat in the Iraq War. Sheehan dubbed the location of her protest “Camp Casey,” in honor of her son.
Ersatz Chats: The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking
We spend so much time imitating communication; social networking sites do promote contact...sometimes as the end itself. But do they really promote connection, community, communion with another person? Is social networking a conversation without context? Was that great 20th century philosopher James Brown (a.k.a. The Godfather) presciently, prophetically on point...that we are a culture "talking loud and saying nothing"? Join Cecil Prescod and myself, Celeste Carey as we muse over the demise of face-to-face social interaction and blame social networking sites .
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and featuring union songs sung by Pete Seeger, this show covers the battle to get single payer health insurance on the table, the history of the International Longshore Workers Union, the Iranian elections, the detective novels of Amanda Cross, and how the politics of hatred is related to our social fabric.
Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 17th, 2009.
Are you interested in Portland's Climate Action Plan? The City of Portland is holding the first of twoTransition PDX Climate Action Plan Forums tonight, Wednesday, June 17, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Francis Church (in the dining hall, north side entrance), 1182 SE Pine, Portland. The City wants YOUR input, and hopes you will be part of this vital public feedback process as we prepare our communities for a resilient low carbon future. That's tonight, at St. Francis Church, at 7:00 PM.