Housing/Homelessness

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

Airs at: Sun, 05/04/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Van... Read more

Homeless Activists Call Attention to Bridge Sweeps at City Hall

Airs at: Mon, 04/28/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 Twenty-seven homeless people sat down out side city hall last night, and they say they plan to stay there until city government finds somewhere for them to live.The sit-in was started last Friday as a protest against the bridge sweeps being conducted by Portland police.The... Read more

Roseland Theater's "Candidate's Gone Wild"

Airs at: Sun, 04/27/2008 at 5:00pm
  Candidates Gone Wild is happening tonight at the Roseland theater on West Burnside.  KBOO’s Crystal Leighty talked with Willamette Week’s Hank Stern about the event.  Read more

People Rise Up - News Wrap

Airs at: Tue, 04/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up

WHEEL reads Fallen Angel

Airs at: Wed, 04/09/2008 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Hole in the Bucket
Hole in the Bucket, a show about and for homelessness. Here is an excerpt from our most recent show featuring an organization for homeless women called The Seattle Sisterhood of Homeless Women In Poetry. The book this poem is read from is Beloved Community.   Read more

Some Subsidized Housing to be Refurbished

Airs at: Tue, 04/01/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 There’s good news for thousands of Oregonians living in subsidized housing. Because of a Bill passed during the special legislative session in February, as well as several grants and donations from both private and public sources, over 7,000 housing units will be given a m... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/06/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author.  We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from  an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privati... Read more

Working With Homeless Women

Airs at: Sun, 04/06/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Laurie Mercier  talks with Anitra Freeman of  Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) about the work her organization does with homeless women in Seattle.  She will be speaking at In Other Word Bookstore on Thursday,  April 17 (call  503-232-6003 for info)... Read more

New Orleans Public Housing Activists Face Charges

Airs at: Mon, 03/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 Three public housing advocates in New Orleans are facing felony charges after they were arrested on Friday afternoon.The three activists occupied the Lafitte housing project during a protest against the demolition of affordable, undamaged public housing in New Orleans.KBOO... Read more

Housing Activists Stand up for Accountability in New Orleans

Airs at: Thu, 03/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
   The City council of New Orleans voted last night to criminalize homelessness -- just two months after deciding to demolish thousands of undamaged, affordable public housing units. Housing activists have called the latest move an outrage that targets the poorest survivo... Read more