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11/30/2006 - Disjecta Seeks To File A Void In Portland Arts Scene

1130_disjecta1.jpgWhat do you get when you combine a drastic reduction in arts funding from the federal government in the last two decades with more competition for private grants and an increasing number of so-called creatives in Portland?

Bryan Suereth would argue: Disjecta.

It's what he and others are calling an Interdisciplinary Arts Center that will serve as a base for visual and conceptual artists and house performance spaces for dance, theatre and music.
Complete article...

Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered
British Judge OKs Extradition For Bly Terror Camp Suspect
Multnomah County Commissioners Will Inspect Jails
Feds Send $1.4 Million For AIDS Housing In Oregon

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/29/2006 - Portland Filmmaker's Documentary Makes Sundance Cut

1129_hearandnow.jpgYou might not think very much about these simple sounds. A clock ticking, waves crashing, the sound of snow crunching underfoot, dogs, geese.

But for Paul and Sally Taylor, who are in their mid 60's, those are sounds they had never heard. Now that they have undergone cochlear implants surgery they may be able to hear some of those sounds.

They're the subject of documentary called Hear and Now made by their daughter, Portland filmmaker, Irene Taylor Brodsky.

The film was just accepted into the Sundance film festival. Irene Taylor Brodsky joined us in our Portland studios to talk about her parents and the film.
Complete article...

Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered
States Ask Supreme Court To Force EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases
City And Development Commission Start Budget Collaboration
Kulongoski Makes Two-Day Visit To Baghdad
No Smoking In Portland's Living Room?

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/28/2006 - Wine Country Resort Proposed For Newberg

1128_newberg1.jpgOne way or another, Oregon's wine country will likely have a luxury destination resort in the next few years.

This morning, the Austin family unveiled plans for a combination inn and residential development in the north end of the city of Newberg.

It's the second such plan presented in Yamhill County this year. The first received county approval over the summer, despite vocal opposition from some in the wine industry.

As Rob Manning reports, the so-called Springbrook development announced Tuesday in Newberg, is enjoying wide support.
Complete article...

Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered
Weyerhaeuser Seeks To Overturn $80 Million Anti-Trust Award
Christmas Trees Growers Look South For New Markets
'Carbon Offset' Business Takes Root

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/27/2006 - Ducks' Athletic Director Stepping Down

1127_billmoos.jpgThe Oregon Ducks' most significant loss over Thanksgiving weekend may not have been the one to Oregon State in Friday's Civil War college football game.

A weekend chat between U of O's athletics director Bill Moos and president, Dave Frohnmayer means Eugene won't have the highly successful Moos, come April.

Moos says he couldn't simultaneously follow through on personal goals and take on the unfinished business at the U of O, as Rob Manning reports.
Complete article...

Also on Monday's Oregon Considered
Weed Warriors Track Plant Growth With GPS
Weather Service Issues Snow Advisory For Portland Metro Area
Controversial Meth Treatment Program Comes To Northwest
Kulongoski Leaves For Visit With Guard Troops Overseas

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/22/2006 - Cowlitz Tribe Finds Cultural Renaissance In Drums

1106_drums.jpgChances are if you've heard of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, it's because of its controversial plans to build a casino close to Portland.

The southwest Washington tribe has no reservation. It was federally recognized only four years ago. But there's something newer and interesting going on.

A cultural renaissance is building verse by verse. Correspondent Tom Banse explains.
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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered
Oregon Revenue Forecast Looks Sunny
WA Supreme Court Upholds Medicinal Marijuana Conviction
Be Thankful, Yes, And Be Careful What You Wish For
Multnomah Co. Sheriff Responds To DA's Report

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/21/2006 - Moms And Babies Gather For 'Nurse-In' At PDX

1121_delta1.jpgAbout 25 mothers staged a "nurse-in" at the Portland International Airport Tuesday.

They gathered in front of the Delta ticket office and breast-fed their babies.

They were protesting the airline's expulsion of a New Mexico woman who was removed from a plane for breast-feeding last month.
Complete article...

Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered
Governor Wants Wilderness Money To Fix Highway 35
Nearly Extinct Turkey Breeds Making A Comeback
Schools Look At Next Steps After Bond Failures

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/20/2006 - Road Crews Work Furiously To Reopen Highway 35

1120_hwy35_3.jpgState highway officials say they'll reopen state route 35 between Hood River and Government Camp by December 15th.

About 10 miles of the highway were severely damaged by the recent storms. Some of the debris traveled more than a mile from a glacier on Mt Hood.

Among its effects, it smothered the road and shifted the channels of several streams. Ley Garnett toured the destruction and prepared this report.
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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered
Kulongoski Promises More Money For Juvenile Justice
Oregon Steel Now Under Russian Ownership
UO Grad Off To Oxford On Rhodes Scholarship
Super Grass Spreads Beyond Its Oregon Test Plot

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/16/2006 - Reed Professor Receives National Carnegie Award

1116_brashier.jpgOregon professor Ken Brashier accepted a national Professor of the Year award Thursday in Washington D.C. It's one of four honors given by the Carnegie Foundation but the only one for undergraduate teaching.

Brashier teaches Chinese Religions, among other classes at Reed College in Portland. He's known for going to great lengths to engage students in the material. He talks with Oregon Considered host Allison Frost.
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Hear an extended interview with Ken Brashier (MP3, about 13 minutes)

Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered
Officials Plan More Harassment For Bonneville Sea Lions
Hillsboro Air Show To Continue With New Safety Precautions
Yakima Valley Soldier Dies in Iraq
Youth Philharmonic Tries To Inspire Minority Talent

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11/15/2006 - Sandy River Changes Course

1115_sandy2.jpgThe latest storm hitting Oregon and Washington is bringing more rain and high winds tonight, even as those most affected by last week's flooding are still recovering. Officials in Clackamas County are watching the Sandy River closely.

The river changed its course at several points during a flood last Monday.

Colin Fogarty visited the Sandy River near the town of Hoodland, and chatted with Allison Frost about what he saw.
Complete article...

Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered
Tyson Offers To Move Laid-Off Workers, But Most Stay Put
Seniors Do The Drug-Plan Shuffle Once Again
Oregon Schools Also Facing Difficulty Of Homeless Students
Mount Rainier Park Starts Long Road to Recovery

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/14/2006 - Portlander Launches Family-Oriented Networking Site

1114_website.jpgTwo years ago, a pair of Stanford students scribbled the compound word "YouTube" on a whiteboard in their garage.

That video-sharing site recently sold for more than $1.5 billion.

If you wonder what it might have been like as Chad Hurley and Steve Chen started putting that business together, Kristian Foden-Vencil would like to introduce you to Melanie Salisbury -- a 25-year-old Portland entrepreneur who just launched her own new website.
Complete article...

Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered
Feds Start Investigation Into Civil Rights Violations At State Hospital
Protesters Voice Concern Over Lame-Duck Legislators
'Bi-Partisanship' The Watchword For Oregon House
Patriot Guard Riders Comfort Returning Vets

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/13/2006 - In Idaho, An Uneasy Peace With Wolves

1113_wolf.jpgWolves have a larger-than-life image from just about any perspective. Advocates say they embody a kind of wildness that's disappearing from the Northwest.

Foes say wolves are a symbol of everything that's wrong with government-led species protection.

As Idaho moves closer to full state management of wolves, correspondent Elizabeth Wynne Johnson went in search of a better understanding of what's at stake.
Complete article...

Also on Monday's Oregon Considered
Portland Begins Downtown Marketing Campaign
Oregon Poised To Lead In Fledgling Biodiesel Industry
Windstorm Knocks Out Power For Thousands
Jefferson Students Aim To Set The Record Straight With Film

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/9/2006 - Music As Medicine

1108_garred2.jpgScott Garred is a Portland musician who has found a second outlet for his creativity: Garred practices music therapy at the Oregon State Hospital -- a discipline that's been practiced there in various forms since the 1900s.

April Baer sent us this report on how music is being used to heal.
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You can listen to April Baer's Morning Edition feature on Scott Garred's music here.

Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered
Accused Eco-Sabateurs Plead Guilty
New Definition For 'Wildlife' Brings An End To Enclosure Hunts
Highway 35 Likely Won't Reopen Before Ski Season
University Enrollment Sees Sharp Drop-Off
The Secret Of Autumn's Leaves (And Snow Gum, Too)

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/8/2006 - Empowered Oregon Democrats Pledge Bipartisanship

1019_election_2006.jpgDemocrats in the Oregon Legislature are pledging bipartisanship in the upcoming legislative session.

The party held on to firm control of the state Senate and gained just enough spots in the Oregon House to win a majority there.

One race still hangs open -- that's the high profile contest between Republican House Speaker Karen Minnis and Democratic challenger Rob Brading. Colin Fogarty reports.
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Election Results
More Coverage of Election 2006 from OPB News

Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered
Voters Approve Portland Schools Levy; Other Ed Measures Fail
Little Payoff For Massive Campaigns Funded By NY Millionaire
Rescues Continue As Flood Waters Recede
Without Measure 46, Implementing Measure 47 A Challenge


Posted by Michael Clapp

11/7/2006 - Headfirst, Down The Legislative Rabbit Hole

This falls' midterm elections are the most competitive in 12 years. And even though no members of Oregon's congressional delegation face tough re-election races, things could be very different when they return to Washington.

Control of both the House and Senate could flip this November. Deciphering the rhythms of Congress has always been a challenge. And it often flies in the face of much of what you may have been taught in high school.

In this special report from Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram unveils the "real" workings of Congress.
Complete article...

Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered
The Money Behind WA Property Rights Initiative 933
Storm Brings Record Floods On Some Washington Rivers
Election Day Could Give Oregon Two New Cities

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/6/2006 - Lane County Considers Income Tax For Public Safety

1106_tax.jpgOne of the challenges for any community is how to adequately fund its cops and courts.

One Oregon county wants to try something different.

Correspondent Chris Lehman reports from Eugene on a unique tax measure that's on the Tuesday ballot
Complete article...

Also on Monday's Oregon Considered
Portland Students Practice Tap-Dancing -- Around The Issues
States Use Technology To Aid Disabled Voters
Saxton, Kulongoski Campaigns Begin Final Push For Votes
Bipartisan Support For Renewing Irrigation Act

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/2/2006 - Measure Opponents Focus On Bill Sizemore

1005_sizemore.jpgNow that Oregon voters have their ballots in hand, the people behind all of the campaigns are hoping their advertising messages pay off.

Voters have been subjected to a steady stream of ads about many high-profile ballot measures this year.

As correspondent Chris Lehman reports, some of those advertising blitzes have focused on the people behind the ballot measures, instead of the measures themselves.
Complete article...

Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered
Billions In School Bonds Face Voters Across The State
Wyden Threatens Hold For EPA Nominee Over Benzene Levels
Elections Hold Key To Future Of Foreign Policy
Commissioners React To Scathing Report On Jails

Posted by Michael Clapp

11/1/2006 - Pet Hospital, Meals On Wheels Provide Food For Pets

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Meals on Wheels -- the national program that brings food to hundreds of thousands of seniors every week -- did a little research recently and found: It has a problem.

A good portion of the food it serves up every day, ends up being scarfed by Fido, Snookums or Bowser!

As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, a large Portland company is hoping to come to the rescue with a national Pet Food Drive launched Wednesday.

Complete article...

Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered
Measure 41, Explained
Rental Assistance Program Reopens After 4 Years

Posted by Michael Clapp