Jorge Lizárraga has a lot to say about the racial and class politics of portland "planning," which has almost always been subservient to the interests of capital, despite more recent rhetoric about participatory planning.
The issue of domestic and dating violence has received national attention with the case of Rhianna and Chris Brown. The Old Mole's Frann Michel takes a critical look at how the press has been handling the question of what it takes to be considered a victim. Read her commentary, with many links to her sources, here.
Chris Haberman joined us at KBOO to talk about his upcoming shows at the Launch Pad, at Goodfoot and 23Sandy. Almost all of his art uses recycled materials. He also curates show at the Olympic Mills in SE Portland.
Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent." Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the U.S. Canada now produces more oil than Texas or Saudi Arabia. Canadian tar sand oil is dirtier and more environmentally destructive than conventional oil. In his recent book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, Nikiforuk critiques the oil industry, oil-friendly bureaucrats, and petrol-guzzling North Americans for contributing to the problem.
On tonight's show we focus on the human and civil rights abuses against people of color, the misuse of 287g agreements, and the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We are talking with immigrant rights advocates in Maricopa County (AZ), where the worst examples of this abuse are happening at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. We talk with Silvia Herrera of the Puente Movement, Jason Odhner, and Antonio Bustamante. We also bring you short interviews from the National Convergence and Protest in Phoenix on February 27th & 28th, 2009.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY March 31 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday March 31 2009.
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights. This is a general meeting for anyone interested in Latin American Solidarity work, local immigrant rights work or fighting free trade agreements.
The Sister Circle Support Group meets Wed Apr 1 from 6pm to 8pm. The Sister Circle is a support group for women of color in Higher Education which meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays in the Women's Resource Center at PSU. 2:42 minutes (2.48 MB)