Willamette Wake Up 09/27/2017 — “Paint and Struggle” Event Brings Attention to Art and Activism

Portland-based filmmaker Kelly Baur and WU student Diana Marquez-Guerrero discuss an upcoming public event at Willamette University on Thursday, 9/28 about the relationship between muralism and radical politics.

This upcoming public event is at Willamette University’s Cat Cavern in the Putnam University Center on Thursday, 9/28 Map of Campus Here.

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Willamette Wake Up 09/26/2017 — The Peer Support Approach to Mental Illness

Ken Hetsel, who learned from his own struggle with mental illness and homelessness the value of “peer support” communities in breaking down the debilitating isolation experienced by the mentally ill, leads and supports such a community here in Salem.  In this interview, Ken explains why it works for him and others.

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Willamette Wake Up 09/26/2017 — Salem City Council

Michael Livingston reports on last night’s meeting of the Salem City Council, which included the Council’s consideration and rejection of a proposed “sit-lie” ordinance, which City staff brought forward in response to complaints by some downtown business owners about the downtown homeless population.

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Willamette WakeUp – Sept 22, 2017 – Downtown Lowdown with Rebecca Maitland

Marc and Rebecca discuss the recent sit/lie proposed Cit of Salem ordinance, and the Arta Potties, an effort to provide sanitation services to the homeless in Salem.

You can listen to ALL of the Downtown Lowdown interviews with Rebecca and Hope by clicking this link:
The Downtown Lowdown series with Rebecca Maitland and Hope Skelton

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Willamette WakeUp – Sept 22, 2017 – Fourth Friday Focus with Oregon Center for Public Policy – ACA Repeal #3

Marc and Janet Bauer of Oregon Center for Public Policy discuss the initiative Petition to repeal parts of the Oregon Provider Tax passed in the 2017 legislature, and the third attempt by Senate Republicans in Washington DC to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

You can listen to all of the Fourth Friday Focus interviews with OCPP by clicking this link:
Fourth Friday Focus Interviews with Oregon Center for Public Policy OCPP

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Willamette Wake Up 09/14/2017 — Initiative Petition 22 and Other Immigration Issues

Joel Ibora, Oregon One Coalition, talks about an initiative petition being circulated that, if on the Nov 2018 ballot and passes, would repeal Oregon’s status as a sanctuary state. Other issues discussed: DACA and recent decision by Salem Keizer School District to reaffirm its “Safe and Welcoming Schools” resolution.

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