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U of O Student Workers Organize

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Will Garrahan, Ella Meloy and Elizabeth White, members of the organizing committee of the University of Oregon Student Workers Union, explain how  3,000 student undergraduate workers, from dining hall workers, to tutors, daycare workers, resident assistants and students in ... Read more

Fracked Gas Industry Takes a Page from the Tobacco Industry

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Recently the city of Eugene passed an ordinance to phase out gas appliances in new homes and buildings. This action follows similar ordinaces in cities around the country. But the fracked gas industry is not taking these moves lying down. Last November, NW Natural hired Dr.... Read more

Nightmare on the River

Airs at: Mon, 02/20/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When you drive along Highway 30 through the industrial area of NW Portland, you witness an amazing contradiction. On the west side of the highway is Forest Park, Portland's premiere urban wilderness area. But on the east of the highway you see potential doom. That six mile ... Read more

Two Topics: 1) How Real Is Our Democracy? 2) Who is This Ruben Gallego

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Keeping Democracy Alive
  Is the United States a merely a procedural, but not a substantive democracy? On part one, Franklin and Marshall history professor Van Gosse asks: What are the factors that makes us lack a more actual democracy? And on part two, The Nation's national affairs correspondent... Read more

Just Transition or False Solutions?

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
As the climate crisis continues to intensify, accelerating the threats to communities across the planet, it is critical now more than ever to find solutions that come from impacted communities and not the fossil fuel industry.   On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with ... Read more

Why the GOP thinks ESG is a BFD

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Sea Change Radio
  Environmental, social and corporate governance, referred to as ESG, is a set of factors that conscientious capitalists use to identify worthy investments. For most of the movements relatively brief existence, ESG has fallen under the purview of sustainability experts. Re... Read more

Free Trade vs Fair Trade - the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is the latest free trade initiative challenging the US and Asian-Pacific labor movements.  Yimei Shao of the Trade Justice Education Fund explains what's new and not new about Biden's trade proposal. Read more

Roadways for People

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When the I5 freeway rammed its way through North and Northeast Portland in the 1960s it devastated once thriving historically black neighborhoods, demolishing over 300 homes, destroying locally owned businesses and displacing hundreds of people. For most of the last century... Read more

Cinema Workers Organize

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Audra Sweetland and Jae Marx tell of their struggle for dignity and respect at the Living Room Theater, their five day strike and their decision to form the Cinema Workers Union. Read more

Does Portland Need More Industrial Land?

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program aired originally on 7/11/2022 Portland and other Oregon municipalities are required to inventory their employment land periodically as part of the comprehensive planning process.  For decades the city has decided during each inventory process that it needs ... Read more