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MRG Foundation challenges oppression through collective action

By Emily Neelon |

Supported “by the community, for the community”, MRG Foundation works strategically to develop genuine solutions to difficult issues. Their community-oriented, progressive approach empowers those most impacted by injustice, challenging oppression through collective action.

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Community Warehouse turns houses into homes

By Emily Neelon |

Take a minute to picture where you grew up. Did you sit around a kitchen table each night and eat dinner with your family? Did you burrow under your blankets and hug your pillow when you … Continue Reading

Neighborhood Partnerships empowers Oregon residents

Founded in 1989, Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) began as small fund that teamed up with other local foundations to provide grants to neighborhood-based organizations. With the vision of bringing corporations and neighborhoods together to create long-term, lasting change, NP grew with … Continue Reading

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PRP Team Concert Picks! (9/28-10/4)

Veronica Bisesti’s pick:

Friday, September 29 The Dream Syndicate at Star Theater

The Dream Syndicate is touring their new album, “How Did I Find Myself Here?”, and Portland is one of the last two stops before they take their music … Continue Reading

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Call-to-Action for Homeless

Portland’s new socially minded business organization, Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) combines business advocacy with technology to press for grassroots social change.

In it’s monthly Call-to-Action BBPDX features an appeal by Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis for Portland business leaders … Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law

Courtesy of OPB

Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cell phone and electronics use.
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NWCT educates and entertains Portland’s youth

Northwest Children’s Theater and School aims to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their young audiences. Home to one of the largest theater schools on the west coast, NWCT produces five main stage performances every year.

NWCT was founded … Continue Reading

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Vestibular Disorders Association helps individuals find balance

Over 35% of adults over 40 in the U.S. suffer experience vestibular dysfunction during their lives, going on to later develop chronic vestibular disorders. These disorders develop when the inner ear and brain that process sensory information are damaged. Vestibular … Continue Reading

Eagle Creek Fire, with Possible Drinking Water Effects, becomes Top Priority Wildfire in Nation

Courtesy of OPB

Of all the resources that hang in the balance as firefighters attempt to slow the growth of the Eagle Creek Fire, one stands out: the Bull Run watershed.

It’s 150 square miles of hemlock, fir and cedar

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Talk Modern on Sounds of PDX

Emerging synth-pop duo Talk Modern recently joined me on air for an in-depth interview and surprise listen to the entirety of their forthcoming EP, XO. After connecting over social media, the band give me an early listen to the tracks

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Second Step Housing empowers homeless families

There’s no quick fix in beating the cycle of poverty. Providing long-term, sustainable solutions for homeless women and their children, Second Step Housing (SSH) empowers families to overcome financial and social barriers to a better quality of life.

Identifying the … Continue Reading

Innovation Law Lab seeks justice for immigrants

Innovation Law Lab aims to ensure our legal system is working fairly and hopes to bring an end to the mass incarceration and deportation of immigrant communities of color. Their guiding principle is simple: Every case that should win, does Continue Reading

Opportunities for Families In Need

African Road works to lift entire communities out of extreme poverty by partnering with local change makers through collaborative project development and strategic funding. Founded in 2010 by Lori Marten and Kelly Bean, the organization aims to create long-term change … Continue Reading

Unadoptable animals find a home at Zeb’s Wish

As part of its support for Portland Radio Project, Premier Mortgage Resources has chosen Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary for this week’s nonprofit spotlight on Community Voices.

Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation space in Sandy, OR for Continue Reading

Friends of Noise

Friends of Noise: Music and Arts for the Future

The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise. This week at Portland Radio Project we dig into the archives to feature nonprofit  Friends of Noise as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

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Bridge Meadows fosters a new model for community

At Bridge Meadows, strength is grounded in community. Operating under the idea that we all have something to offer, this group of intergenerational living communities offer a place of permanence and purpose for foster youth, adoptive families and elder Continue Reading

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The Slants fight for their rights….and yours

Photo credit Heather Hanson

The Slants dropped by Subculture to talk about their recent Supreme Court victory, their musical evolution and to regale our listeners with a live acoustic performance.

Don’t let the polo shirts fool you….these guys fought for … Continue Reading

Curious Comedy Theater

Curious Comedy Theater

The great Victor Borge once said, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” Comedy has been the backbone of many communities for centuries. The community of Portland is no different. Curious Comedy Theater has been showcasing some of Portland’s … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Eric John Kaiser

The happy and well-adjusted beyond fairness ex-Patriate from Paris, France also shared with us his upcoming highlights for the Bastille Day Show at the Fremont Theater, Friday, July 14.
Here’s the info on Bastille Day
Bastille Day Celebration with the
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Isinglass

Isinglass: Sustainable Performing Arts

The Portland performing arts scene is a vital staple of the city’s ecosystem. Every functioning ecosystem needs nourishment in order to thrive. Isinglass is a Portland non-profit that is committed to improving the health of all elements in Portland’s ecosystem, … Continue Reading