Full-time PSU student Owen Christofferson rallies a crowd of ride-hailing drivers outside Portland City Hall.
He say Uber and Lyft have gradually reduced his wages. He now makes about minimum wage, despite working 15 to 40 hours a week.

Full-time PSU student Owen Christofferson rallies a crowd of ride-hailing drivers outside Portland City Hall. He say Uber and Lyft have gradually reduced his wages. He now makes about minimum wage, despite working 15 to 40 hours a week.

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  • Hundreds of baby owls were displaced in Eastern Oregon this spring when hay farmers shipped the bales where the owls built their nests. More than 400 owls were taken in by Blue Mountain Wildlife. Lynn Tomkins, the executive director of Blue Mountain Wildlife, joins us.

 

  

  • The Portland City Council is considering creating a board to regulate Uber and Lyft drivers. The drivers, along with labor unions, are pushing for this as a way to hold the companies accountable for things like rate changes. We hear from Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, Owen Christofferson, an Uber and Lyft driver who has been working with Oregon AFL-CIO on their campaign to advocate for workers in the gig economy, and Ilene Brown, an Uber driver who represents ride-hailing companies on a Portland Bureau of Transportation advisory committee.  

 

  

  • Students at Portland State University recently elected an undocumented student to be their new president. Luis Balderas Villagrana has DACA status and is the first in his family to go to college.

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