T.A. Barnhart
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TABarnhart podcast

A progressive podcast from the Pacific Northwest

Mayor Ted Wheeler & the East Pdx Action Plan

My first chat with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler since he took office. We touched a little bit on how the year has gone, but mostly we talked about East Portland and the East Portland Action Plan. And the Mayor talked a lot about the amazing people who are taking this blueprint for change and making it real.

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Kayse Jama: Outcomes, allies, & justice

Kayse Jama is a Zen master of justice organizing. I mean that in the truest Zen sense: His approach is one that ends false divisions, that asks people to see the connections, the commonalities, the mutual interests that arise when looking at problems with, as Buddhist would put it, the right vision.

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We can't forget Sandra Bland

Is the death of Heather Heyer going to be a turning point in the current history of American bigotry? We can hope. But we also have to remember that Heyer is just one of many killed by racists in this country, and that people of color are victims of racist murder in horrifying numbers. We must mourn Heather Heyer, but we cannot forget Sandra Bland who died an even more terrible death.

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Nolan Lienhart: the complexity of the housing crisis

Housing affordability is being termed a crisis in the Portland Metro area. Displacement, gentrification, houselessness; many people are suffering and there doesn’t seem to be relief in sight. There are, however, lots of loud voices and lots of strong opinions. Nolan Lienhart is a calm, informed source of reason.

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