Legislation

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Is health care reform in critical condition?

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out b... Read more

Kim Klein on grassroots, non-profit fundraising

Airs at: Tue, 07/07/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
 The economic meltdown of the past year has created exceptional challenges for the non-profit sector of our society. Kim Klein, legendary grassroots non-profit fundraising consultant, joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to discuss why these hard times are providing not... Read more

Healthcare, Wingnuttery, and Al Franken

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2009 at 5:00pm
 What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week.  Hosted by: Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is on Summer Holiday)   What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week. Abe takes a brief look at the many pots quickl... Read more

Does reorganizing Portland's high schools make sense?

Airs at: Wed, 07/01/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
Portland's high school dropout rate is the highest in the metropolitan area. While the statewide rate declined last year, Portland high school students are dropping out at twice the rate - 8.2 percent - of students in other Oregon communities. The city's high schools are al... Read more

New Oregon Development Strategy Revealed

Airs at: Sun, 06/28/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The city was a buzz this afternoon as an optimistic strategy for economic growth was revealed to members of our small business community. The City of Portland held a town hall today, opening with a welcome message from Mayor Sam Adams and featured a panel of speakers that re... Read more

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Fred Magdoff, co-author of "The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences".

Airs at: Sun, 06/21/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
 Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Fred Magdoff, co-author of "The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences". In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the s... Read more

Green burials

Airs at: Tue, 06/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Oregon state Senate recently passed a bill requiring burial facilities and death care consultants to be licensed by the state mortuary and cemetery board. While this may appear at first to be an uncontroversial regulatory measure, local ‘green burial’ groups say the new... Read more

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/09

Airs at: Wed, 06/17/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but... Read more

Cesar Chavez Avenue

Airs at: Thu, 06/18/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
Cristina Gonzales hosts a discussion of the renaming of 39th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. In May Portland’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend that the Portland City council rename 39th Avenue for Latino-American labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The Por... Read more

Tobacco control bill

Airs at: Tue, 06/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
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 ca... Read more