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norovirus outbreak

Airs at: Wed, 08/08/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
For the past week Oregon State Hospital has been dealing with a viral outbreak affecting over 70 people from its staff and patients.   The outbreak has been identified as the contagious norovirus.  The norovirus leads to stomach flu and other gastrointestinal illnesses.   Th... Read more

Healthy kids plan in oregon legislature

Airs at: Wed, 08/08/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A protest is taking place right now in downtown Portland, as the U.S. trade representative pays a visit to the city.  KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund is live on the scene.  She joins us now by phone. Read more

chicago health workers stifled in forming a union

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Health care workers around the country have been struggling to form unions, facing off against private health care companies that care little about living wages and benefits. Workers Independent News brings us this report about one group of workers trying to unionize in Chi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Sun, 07/29/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This program deals with themes of life, death, and survival: Zombie movies as a symptom of too much death-production; killing and dying in the modern military; surviving without shelter on the streets of Portland; the risks of death and rape crossing the border; and the hop... Read more

PSU Domestic Violence Conference

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland State University, in collaboration with the Bradley Angle House and Healing Roots Village, is expanding and reprioritizing the domestic violence dialogue and awareness. Yvette Maranowski attended this weekend's annual conference and has the details.   Read more

07/03 Pastors for Peace medical aid stopped at US-Canada border

The Department of Homeland Security has detained medical supplies at the US-Canada border between Maine and Quebec . The supplies were bound for Cuba, as part of a caravan organized by the Pastors for Peace from various parts of the US and Canada. The section of the caravan ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 2, 2007

This program, hosted by Luz María Gordillo, discusses immigration and labor, reviews Michael Moore's film "Sicko," and considers a National Health Care System. Frann Michel comments on issues being discussed at the US Social Forum in Georgia. Read more

Body Worlds Interview

Hear an interview with Gunther von Hagens the famous and often controversial anatomist behind the Body Worlds exhibit that recently made its way to The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. The exhibit showcases real human specimens preserved by replacing bodil... Read more

06/26 Media Response to Michael Moore’s film

Michael Moore’s new film ‘Sicko’ premiered this past weekend throughout the country, despite challenges from the Bush Administration on Moore’s travel to Cuba. The film challenges the privatized health care model in the US, and contrasts the US system with nationalized hea... Read more

06/15 Camp Lejeune's Toxic Legacy

The severely contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune (Us Marine Corps Base in North Carolina is in the spotlight again after federal hearings this week. Joanne Laurier, a journalist for the World Socialist Web Site published an in depth article about the Base’s toxic Le... Read more