Vox Pop pdx at JTTF Town Hall Meeting 1/13/2011
On January 13th, 2011 a Town Hall Meeting was held in the ballroom at Portland State University to discuss whether or not Portland Police should join the FBI to form a Joint Terrorism Task Force. The meeting was very well attended.
Listen to the voices of citizens who came to participate and express their concerns about accountability from local police as well as the FBI. I think it was a really good turn out. You can contribute to this process by commenting here:
Download or listen to Vox Pop pdx podcast here.
Reflecting on the kindness of 2010.
Yesterday, I went downtown and asked folks to reflect on the kindness they experienced this past year. Today I present the Vox Pop pdx Kindness Report 2010.
I invite you to reflect on the kindness you have experienced this past year. What kindness have you noticed? What has moved you to commit acts of kindness? How about kindness directed toward you? How did you receive it? What acts of kindness did you witness? I’d like to hear about your experiences. Share with me on facebook or twitter @VoxPoppdx
I have been blessed with so much kindness this past year. I am deeply grateful for each and every experience of kindess. I dedicate this show to the people in my life who have given of themselves to me and also to everyone I have met on these radio adventures this past year. Thank you.
I am celebrating the closing of 2010 and the birth of a New Year remembering kindness.
Thank you so very much for listening,
Don’t Ask Policies? Do Tell!
Today’s episode of vox pop pdx is titled Don’t Ask Policies. LISTEN HERE.
DON’T ASK DON’T TELL?
What do you think about a national policy that basically states that we must all agree to “not know” what we already know? Is that rational? Is that grown-up? Is that constitutional?
Where is your voice in the matter?
Tax breaks for the super wealthy?, unemployment benefits and jobs? Do you feel like a hostage?
What about wikileaks? What have you learned from the released documents? Do we have a right to know? Do you want to know?
Here’s some interesting food for thought on the subject.
Join me here on this blog or on facebook. Do Tell!
Thanks for listening.
Also for your consideration: Diabolus in Musica by Dan Gilsdorf.
Recorded by Cherie Blackfeather at PICA’s Time Based Art Festival 2010 for Vox Pop pdx and Radio23.org. LISTEN
Support for Somali refugee families in Portland, OR
My Voice Somali Organization (MVSO) is a non-profit organization devoted the empowerment of refugees and immigrants in Portland, Oregon and its vicinity. We seek to educate them on how to achieve a prosperous life in their new-found communities, while preserving their culture and identity; how to become self-sufficient, as well as provide resources that meet their changing needs. We aim to offer support services, provide motivation, counseling (with their cultural needs in mind), general health education, substance abuse prevention, and interpreting services (as a basis for communication in an effort to start bridging the gap between refugee newcomers and social services for refugees and immigrant youth). Through these efforts we hope to become a driving advocate for the special needs of this growing population.