Willamette Wake Up 06/06/2017 — The Mid-Valley Literacy Center

The Mid-Valley Literacy Center is a non-profit organization providing tutoring and other support services — including ESL classes and GED programs — to adult learners in our community.  Vivian Ang, the Center’s Executive Director, describes the program and the individuals who benefit from it  and explains the path that brought her to this work.

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Willamette Wake Up 06/06/2017 — Mayor Chuck Bennett

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett talks about his proposal for a “transit committee” to address the community’s long-standing public transportation problems and previews next Monday’s City Council meeting, at which the Council will adopt the City’s budget for the coming fiscal year that he hopes will include a program to provide supportive housing 100 “chronically homeless” citizens.

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Willamette WakeUp – Fourth Friday Focus with Oregon Center For Public Policy

Episode 11 May 27, 2017: Marc Albert talks with Juan Carlos Ordonez about Revenue options for Oregon.

Episode 10 March 24, 2017: Marc Albert talks with Janet Bauer about the proposed American Health Care Act.

Episode 9 Feb 24, 2017: Marc Albert talks with Janet Bauer about Wage Theft in Oregon.

Episode 8 Jan 27, 2017: Marc Albert talks with Janet Bauer about the Earned Income Tax Credit in Oregon.

Episode 7 Dec 16, 2016: Marc Albert talks with Tyler Mac Innis about Hunger and Food Insecurity in Oregon.

Episode 6 Oct 28, 2016: Marc Albert and Melanie Zermer talk with Juan Carlos Ordonez about Measure 97 – Myths and Facts.

Episode 5 Sept 23, 2016: marc Albert talks with Janet Bauer about new Census Data and what the data says about Oregonians with respect to income, poverty and health care coverage.

Episode 3 July 22, 2016: Marc Albert talks with Juan Carlos Ordonez about Corporate Taxation In Oregon

Episode 2 June 24, 2016: Marc Albert talks with Tyler Mac Innis about Income Inequality in Oregon, the effects and possible remedies.

Episode 1 May 27, 2016: Marc Albert talks with Juan Carlos Ordonez about Education Funding in Oregon and possible funding sources, including IP28, a corporate tax revenue initiative petition.


Papers on these topics and more can be found at the Oregon Center For Public Policy Website: Oregon Center For Public Policy

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Episode 11: Juan Carlos Ordonez on Oregon Revenue options.

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Willamette Wake Up 05/23/2017 — The Point-in-Time Homeless Count & Coordinated Entry

Jimmy Jones from the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency returns to Willamette Wake Up to talk about this year’s point-in-time (PIT) count of the homeless population in our community and his efforts to develop and implement a “coordinated entry system” for connecting the most vulnerable among them with appropriate supportive services.

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