Dr. Margaret Flowers - Lessons from the National Single Payer Campaign, January 29, 2011.

Dr. Margaret Flowers, January 29, 2011:
Lessons from the National Single Payer Campaign.

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Single payer campaigner, Dr. Margaret Flowers, provides the basics for a single payer health care system for the United States.

Dr. Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician. In 2006 she left her practice to devote full time to organizing for a universal, comprehensive, quality healthcare system in the United States.

Oregon Single Payer Conference, January 29, 2011

Oregon Single Payer Conference, January 29, 2011

Session 1

Introduction and Welcome: Dr. Paul Gorman

Lessons from the National Single Payer campaign: Dr. Margaret Flowers

The Struggle for Health Equality: Marco Mejia (chair), Michael Ware, Jessica Lee, Alberto Moreno

Click here to listen to the program: > > >Session 1, Morning, Jan. 29, 2011 (42.0 Mb)

VIDEO TO FOLLOW! And many thanks to Gardner Grice and Jason Chapman for the superb sound engineering in the First Unitarian Church!

(Session 2 and Session 3 audio below! Click on "Read more" below ...)

Stan Karp - Not Waiting for Superman: Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools, and What We Can Do About It, Dec. 10, 2010.

Stan Karp, Dec. 10, 2010:
Not Waiting for Superman: Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools, and What We Can Do About It.

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Responding to the documentary, Waiting for Superman, Rethinking School's author and education activist, Stan Karp, looks at the interests driving the conservative, so-called "education reform" movement.

Stan Karp taught English and Journalism in Paterson, New Jersey, for 30 years. He has written widely on school reform for Education Week, Educational Leadership, and other publications, and he is a co-editor of several books, including Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice, and Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom. Stan Karp coordinates the notwaitingforsuperman.org website for Rethinking Schools. He is director of the the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey's Education Law Center. Stan Karp spoke at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, on December 10, 2010.

Wendell Potter - Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out On How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, Dec. 7, 2010.

Wendell Potter, Dec. 7, 2010:
Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out On How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans.

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Former Vice President of Corporate Communications for CIGNA, Wendell Potter, talks about his new book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out On How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans. Wendell Potter spoke at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon, on December 7, 2010.

Dave Zirin - Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love, Oct. 18, 2010.

Dave Zirin, October 18, 2010:
Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.

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Sports writer, columnist and author, Dave Zirin, talks about his latest book, Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love. Dave Zirin spoke at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon, on October 18, 2010.

Nada Elia - Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions: Because We Refuse to Be Complicit, Oct. 3, 2010.

Nada Elia, October 3, 2010:
Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions: Because We Refuse to Be Complicit.

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Professor of Global and Gender Studies, Nada Elia, talks about the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions campaign, focusing on the cultural and academic boycott of Israeli institutions. Professor Elia's talk was the keynote address at a BDS Forum held in Portland, Oregon, on October 3, 2010.

Lawrence Lessig - Voter Owned Elections: Oregon Can Lead the Nation, Oct. 28, 2010 (AUDIO ONLY - introduction by Ben Cannon)

Lawrence Lessig - Voter Owned Elections: Oregon Can Lead the Nation. (Introduction by Ben Cannon.)

Listen to a short clip, a message to Portland from Lawrence Lessig: > > >"This is important ..."

Common Cause of Oregon

Click here for more on local efforts for Voter-Owned Elections >>YES on 26-108

Click here to listen to the entire presentation: > > >Voter Owned Elections - October 28, 2010 (50.5 Mb)

Robert Scheer - The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, Oct. 22, 2010

Robert Scheer, October 22, 2010:
The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street.

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Journalist and author, Robert Scheer, talks about his latest book, The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street. Robert Scheer spoke at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon, on October 22, 2010.

Brian Greer (aka Virgilius) - Clues to Social Justice, May 16, 2010.

Brian Greer (aka Virgilius), May 16, 2010:
Clues to Social Justice.

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Crossword setter, educational author and activist, Brian Greer, talks about crosswords, mathematics education and social responsibility.

Contact: pdxjustice@riseup.net

Portland Community Media public access cable television broadcast dates, times, channels: TBA

Related Links:

The Independent (UK) Crosswords online page.

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education, Brian Greer, Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Arthur B. Powell, Sharon Nelson-Barber.

Ralph Nader - Obama So Far ... New Strategies for Progressives, May 8, 2010.

Ralph Nader, May 8, 2010:
Obama So Far ... New Strategies for Progressives.

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Consumer advocate, former presidential candidate and author, Ralph Nader, provides an assessment of the Obama administration's first sixteen months in office, and suggests new ways for progressives to succeed in electoral politics. Ralph Nader spoke at a benefit for the Oregon Progressive Party.

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