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The Motels are Coming!

Report on general housing issues in Portland. Interviews with residents in Northwest Portland neighborhood; Laura Gardner and Pat Spezito. Spezito discusses the negative impact a new motel has on the neighborhood community. Interview with developer and land owner, James Flad, who is a partner of the group building the motel. James Flad argues that neglected homes lose property value over time, and are no longer seen as profitable for the local economy as single-family units. Interview with Margaret Strong, Community Coordinator for the Northwest District Association (NWDA), discusses protection of older residential homes from being demolished for commercial use. James Flad continues conversation, citing multiple attempts made by the NWDA to prevent commercial development, none of which have been successful.

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Evelyn Beebe Shirk

No audio/video until 0:00:46. Interview recorded in the membership lounge at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS). Host is Charles Digregorio, the Urban Historian at OHS. Guests are second cousins, Evelyn Beebe Shirk and Mary Caroline Webster Hull. Purpose of interview is to gain insight of Oregon and Portland history. Beebe Shirk and Webster Hull discuss their genealogy and their relation to: Captain Couch (John H. Couch), George Flanders Wilson, Robert Bruce Wilson, Caroline Couch, General Charles F. Beebe, Mary Kenneth Beebe, Mary Caroline Wilson Burns, Virginia Wilson, Jack Burns. Also mention C.S.Wood, a family friend. Video cuts and ends abruptly.

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Viva Hale Interview

Segment 1: Interview with Viva Hale (last name taken from title, Viva does not state her last name). Interview takes place at the Industrial Hall Rehabilitation Center for Alcoholics and Narcotic Addicts, where Alcoholics Anonymous rents space for group meetings, located near west Burnside street in Portland. Viva is an employee at the Center, and lives in the area. She identifies as an alcoholic and having once lived on the street herself, and believes she understands individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Discusses homelessness, alcoholism, drug use, and addiction in Portland. Discusses violence towards homeless individuals, police response for incidents involving homeless individuals, and services the city provides. (0:24:28) Interstitial of outdoor footage of cars and building construction, off-camera someone mentions how the "Downtown Chapel" had been located there. Followed by footage of various downtown businesses, including the Star Theater. Segment 2: (0:27:11) Interview with Edward Lyons, who identifies as the President of Burnside Area Residents (BAR) committee, discussing displacement of homeless and low-income individuals due to redevelopment of the downtown area. Video ends abruptly.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Lavender Troubadour." One-woman performance by Lavender Troubadour, telling the story of a lesbian couple, Beth and Alice. The performer details the societal and familial discrimination, oppression and violence Beth and Alice experienced as an openly gay couple, and describes the acceptance and belonging they received from the gay community, and gay and lesbian support groups. Beth becomes a public speaker advocating for gay rights. Mentions the Stonewall riots in 1969, and several court cases relating to discrimination. Video ends abruptly.

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Mindrum Oly Jack Cox

No audio at beginning of video, with interview starting at (0:01:22). Interview with unidentified artist (presumably Jack Cox from title), who talks about his paintings, living in Portland, and his time as a sailor in Alaska. He sings a Norwegian sailing song that the crew sung on the ships, and recalls memories of shopping at Kienow's and other grocery stores in the area. He then discusses religious beliefs and the social services and resources offered by various religious organizations. Video ends abruptly.

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Morning Blanchet Elaine Velazquez

Elaine Velazquez interviews residents and workers of Blanchet House, a sober-living residency near Burnside street (relocated to 310 NW Glisan in 2012). Discussion topics include types of services provided for individuals with substance abuse issues, and recent closures of nonprofit organizations that provide these services. Blanchet House provides meals, job assistance programs, treatment programs, and shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. Poor audio quality at end of video.

Credits: Host, Elaine Velazquez. Location, Blanchet House.

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Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?

Program presented by the Portland chapter of the National Organization for Women. The Family Circus theater troupe performs "Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?" Program is a dramatized analysis of gender stereotypes and inequities. Explores themes of sexuality, homophobia, and societal expectations of women.

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Women in the Performing Arts

National Organization for Women presents, "Women Work Transformation" (title drawn from segment title card). Group of women discussing the imbalance of public support for mass media entertainment over the performing arts, and their experiences as artists. (0:4:15) Robin Chilstrom and Izetta Smith sing and perform theatrical dance. (0:09:07) Discussion continues, talking about the cultural significance about working as professional artists. (0:11:12) Susan Banyas and Melinda Lambert perform interpretive dance to string-instrument recording. (0:15:13) Discussion continues, with one group member talking about artistic expression. (0:15:58) Kate Campeau plays piano and sings protest song about female sterilization. (0:19:51) Discussion continues, emphasizing the use of music as a tool to convey ideas and share experiences. (0:20:22) Group musical performance, partially overlayed with voice narration, ending abruptly. (0:21:23) Musical performance by Naomi L. Bear and Ursa Minor Choir about violence against women.

Credits: "Women Who Throw Stones and Live in Glass Houses." Written by Diane Nowick; Performed by Robin Chilstrom and Izetta Smith. "Fields." Choreographed and performed by Susan Banyas and Melinda Lambert. "Sterilized." Composed and performed by Kate Campeau. "I am the River." Composed by Naomi L. Bear; Performed by the Ursa Minor Choir. Produced by, Elaine Velazquez.

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Boom Boom Room Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "The Boom Boom Room." Portland City Council meeting focusing on the proposal of a new B-cable communication system. The cable system and communication committee is comprised of Steve Kerman and Duane Perrin. Steve Kerman speaks, proposing a cable communication system, HI-Ovis (Higashi-Ikoma Optical Visual Information System), to be introduced in Portland.

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Camp Cooper Recycling Program; OSPIRG

Segment 1: Promotional video about the Camp Cooper recycling program and the benefits of recycling waste. Partnering with Project SOAR (Save Our American Resources), Camp Cooper employees and boy scouts participate in a recycling initiative during their summer session. Produced by Robert Phillips and Econet. Footage and interviews with campers sorting recyclable materials. Interviews with camp rangers at Camp Cooper garbage dump; discussing environmentalism, the negative impact of waste, and improvements of waste being converted into resources for the camp (ex. composting food scraps). Segment 2: (0:17:20) OSPIRG information session. University of Oregon's OSPIRG chapter discusses audits of Douglas and Lane counties' banking financial records and their findings. The banking institutions violating regulations established by the Consumer Protection Act were reported to their counties' District Attorney, the United States Federal Reserve Board and Federal Trade Committee.

Produced by Robert Phillips and Econet.

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NOW Lesbian Videotape

Program starts at (0:00:20). KPTV Channel 12 presents Columbia Crossroads' program about lesbian women. Written and produced by the Lesbian Task Force of the Portland chapter of the National Organization for Women. Minutes 0:00:50-0:05:00 are street interviews collecting public opinion about lesbian women. Followed by a short information piece about lesbian acceptance in society. The next segment highlights lesbian women throughout history, followed by discussion segment guests talk about their life experiences as gay women, public appearance, and familial and societal acceptance. Next segment discusses gay rights, and the potential for federal anti-discrimination laws and Civil Rights laws to include and protect gay individuals, and highlights how Eugene and Portland passed ordinances to ban discrimination from employment and housing. Musical segment by Littlebear playing "Special Friend," as credits roll. The end of the video continues another set of street interviews concerning public opinion of the feminist movement.

Credits: Guests, Nedra Bagley, Alice Cielo, Katherine English, Holly Hart McVey, Rose Panza, Carol Rubenstein, Sandy Smith, Susan Stauffer, Carol Thomas, Elaine Velazquez, Jeri White. Music, "Special Friend," by Little Bear; Performed by, Aspen, Littlebear, Coyote.

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Mary Scott Neighborhood Conversations

Interview with Mary Scott, resident of Northwest Portland. Scott talks about her involvement with the Northwest District Association (NWDA), and the Northwest Arts Fair program, Splash. Scott served on the Board of NWDA, previously working as a Coordinator for the office. Scott discusses recent demolition of homes in the Northwest area, and her experiences working with tenant groups through her position at Legal Aid, covering topics of landlord responsibilities and tenant rights and protections. She goes on to describe what it's like living in Northwest Portland, and some of the issues the area is facing, such as crime and affordable housing.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Lavender Troubadour." Program continues, and performer reveals that she is Alice. Alice goes on to describe how she and Beth faced housing discrimination, threats, and acts of violence throughout their relationship. Later, Alice describes a horrific incident in which she and Beth attend a party, and party goers are locked inside the building while it is lit on fire. Alice describes escaping the fire alone, later learning that Beth died in the fire.

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Nel Kennedy and Mary Beth Onk for CIRCT

No audio/video until (0:00:42). Program featuring interview with Nelly Bly Kennedy, a long-term Oregon resident. Kennedy is a nurse and aspiring writer, planning to write an autobiography. During interview, Kennedy shares stories about her life growing up in Condon, Oregon, and later shares about her experience living in Northwest Portland. Kennedy shows off her arts and crafts projects; including a decorative shirt she is sewing, several oil paintings by her, and later plays a song on the piano as credits roll. Video ends at (0:16:10) after credits. At (0:16:54), footage of Kennedy playing piano begins again, followed by choppy video and partial credits (same as before), and more footage of her playing. At (0:18:13) video ends, with blank screen with no audio/video for remainder of segment (approximately 13 minutes).

Credits: Thanks to Nelly Bly Kennedy and her neighbors at NW Towers. Produced by Mary Beth Onk at CIRCT.

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At the Dog Show

"At the Dog Show," by Dave Turner and Anne Lawson (title and credits drawn from segment title card). Poor video quality and blank screen, resolving at (0:00:42). Behind-the-scenes look at the "61st Dog Show and Obedience Trial," held at the Multnomah County Exposition Center (now commonly known at the Expo Center). Lawson interviews several people involved in the show, including Cassandra Delarosa, dog owner and handler; Irene Butler, groomer; among several other unnamed participants involved in the dog show. Conversations involve topics like grooming, handling dogs during the show, traveling, owning dogs, and how dogs are graded during competition. Video ends at (0:29:53), with blank screen until end of video.

Credits: Camera, Dave Turner; Host, Anne Lawson.

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Boom Boom Room Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "The Boom Boom Room." Continuation of meeting, with Steve Kerman speaking. This portion brings attention to the potential rate increase of the proposed B-cable system, and possible regulation of rates. Provides some details of how the new system will be implemented.

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Time is Now Wood Gathering

Segment 1: Voiceover narration of slideshow presentation about parks and the plan Northwest District Association's plan for community involvement in the planning of city parks to meet visitors' needs. Segment 2: (0:04:50) "Time is Now: A Film About a Wood Co-op" (title drawn from segment title card). Harry Dawson presents a short documentary film he made as a student at Portland State [University]. Subject of documentary is a wood co-op, and the individuals who gather wood for heating and cooking purposes. Segment 3: (0:17:24) Audio, but no video for first 20 seconds. Unidentified representative from the Northwest District Association (NWDA) discusses current issues and upcoming meetings; talks about planning committee meetings concerning park design and collaboration between the City of Portland and residents. Mentions the group RAIN (publication of Eco-Net) and their upcoming Schumacher presentation. Discusses recent increase in violence towards women and reports of rape in the Northwest neighborhood; discusses action plan and resources for women in the area. Mentions the Action Against Rape Program, and upcoming meeting organized by Mike Ryerson with the police bureau about rape prevention.

Segment 2 credits: "Time is Now" credits: Lark, Bill, Steve, Betsy, Mary, and Friends in the Patriot Party (no last names used).

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NIT Interviews/1st Interviews

First interview with Sylvia Lane [?] and Wayne Cheever [?], Southeast Portland residents, who live on Ash street. Cheever discusses changes to the neighborhood they live in, and talks about improvements he would like to see in the neighborhood. (0:09:30) Second interview is with unnamed man outside grocery store, questions are about the neighborhood he lives in, and what he would like to see happen in the neighborhood. (0:12:27) Third interview is with elderly couple, last name Gross, outside same grocery store. They discuss people moving into the neighborhood and city services. (0:18:22) Cuts to interview crew figuring out microphone sensitivity. (0:19:30) Fourth interview starts, with audio but no video, followed by technical difficulties. (0:20:18) Audio and poor video quality for first ten seconds, followed by fifth interview with neighborhood resident who talks about the positives and negatives of living in the area. (0:24:40) Sixth interview is with two women who work in the neighborhood.(0:26:58) Seventh interview conducted in park built by Washington High School students, with elderly couple, who mention living at the Melcliff Apartments in the Buckman neighborhood. Viewing of video to be held at the Creative Outlet, located in Southeast Portland, during a block party taking place July 12th.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Trullinger Interviews." Interview with long-term Oregon residents and Southeast Portland property owner (near Belmont). Interviewees recall times of living in Portland, post WWII. Discuss transportation and changes in the city. (0:19:10) Talks about the Queen of Romania, Maryhill (now Maryhill Museum) and Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge. (0:25:35) Talks about the waterfront area, and mentions the Vanport flood in 1949.Tape one ends abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Trullinger Interviews." No video for first 20 seconds. Interview continues from Tape 1. General discussion about neighborhoods and businesses in Portland. This segment is more conversational than the first tape, with few prompts from the interviewer. Tape end abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 3

Tape 3: Part three of "Trullinger Interviews." New interview with unidentified woman, talking about her observations as a homeowner. Interviewee is critical of the city for neglecting the Southeast neighborhood. Talks about renters, and how lack of permanence due to renting has negatively impacted the neighborhood. Discusses lack of police response to complaints and emergency calls. Mentions Neil Goldschmidt (former Governor of Oregon and Portland City Commissioner). Tape ends abruptly.

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Union Avenue Tape-Model Cities Planning

Union Avenue Redevelopment Program. Program operated by the City of Portland, the Office of Planning and Development. Video is an information piece covering the redevelopment of NE Union Avenue, including the Walnut Park Shopping Center. Narrator discusses commercial and residential potential of the area. (0:5:55) Neil Goldschmidt talking to group about Union Avenue redevelopment plan. (0:6:55) Cuts back to narrated video regarding the Union Avenue plan, focusing on transportation, education in the area, and community services. (0:11:27) Goldschmidt discussing city bureaus and committees involved in the logistics of the redevelopment plan. (0:13:49) Narration continues, discussing the planning stages of the redevelopment plan, including community involvement. (0:15:52) Collection of short statements from community members of the Union Avenue area, including Warren Chung; Opal Strong, member of the Citizen Planning Board, part of the Model City Program; unnamed man outside Ruswell Toys (presumably Levi Russel in credits); Joel Southwell, Director of the Senior Adult Service Center; Harvey Rice, Executive Director for Metropolitan Economic Development. Union Avenue later became Martin Luther King Jr. blvd in 1989.

Narrated credits (no text): Film produced by the Union Avenue Planning Team: Dennis Wild, Herman Brain, Mike Lyons, Tim Noland; Gary Stout, administrator of Planning and Development; Union Avenue Steering Committee. Special thanks to Bob and Tom of Econet, John Neil, Warren Chung, Opal Strong, Harvey Rice, Joel Southwell, Levi Russell. Spelling of names is not certain since they are spoken aloud during the credits, not presented as text. "Knocking on Heaven's Door," by Bob Dylan is used in video.

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Dennis Banks at PSU Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Dennis Banks at PSU." Dennis Banks continues discussing his experiences during court case and protesting extradition. Dennis Banks' speaking event ends, and sound cuts at (0:22:10), video cuts at (0:24:40), with blank screen. At (0:25:16) extraneous footage of poster art advertising the event and other various protest art.

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Death of a Sideshow Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Death of a Sideshow." Interviews with shelter and low-income housing residents, business owners, and police officers. Continued discussion of the US Bank Plaza development. Ends with footage of funeral procession and burial with musical overlay. Segment ends at (0:16:44). Segment 2: (0:17:56) Behind-the-scenes footage of television program recording. Locations captured during filming: Sam's Grocery, Shoreline Hotel, Jazz Day Opus (formerly New Slavic Tavern), Old Town Plaza, Sinclair's Fine Arts, The Cuckoo's Nest, US Bank Plaza, Everett Street Drop-In Center, The Portland Rescue Mission. Credits: Filmed and edited by Michael McLeod; Sound by Peter Maroney; Produced by Peter Maroney and Michael McLeod; Executive Producer Ed Godfrey. A KGW Television News Presentation.

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Pasasaun Indian Beliefs

Pasasaun identifies himself as Brule Sioux from South Dakota, giving classroom presentation describing the many facets of Indigenous cultures, beliefs and values systems. Talks about the Medicine Wheel (also called the Sacred Hoop), and the interactions between concepts of science, art, religion, and government.

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Peoples Theatre Tripp Mikich

Segment 1: "My Ship Came In," by Johnny Cash and Earl Scrugs plays over video of the Oaks Park skating rink neon sign, followed by footage of rides and attractions at Oaks Park as carnival music plays. Segment ends at (0:10:33). Segment 2: (0:11:00) Recording of news program on television screen, talking about airstrikes during the Vietnam War. Cuts to footage of people casually socializing in a parking lot. Cuts to students preparing for an anti-war protest. Segment ends at (0:18:40). Segment 3: (0:19:05) Interviewer speaking with Sean Gold, a youth attending Lee's Taekwondo school for karate. Gold talks about the school and teachers, then demonstrates some techniques, and goes on to talk about Bruce Lee. Video ends abruptly.

Credits: A videotape by Tom Kennedy and Donna Ryan.

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Dennis Banks at PSU Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Dennis Banks at PSU." Extraneous footage of "Neighborhood Conversation" program with guest Tom Taylor, at beginning of video, ends abruptly. Segment begins at (0:00:34), with speakers from the American Indian Movement, protesting extradition. Speakers include the founder of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks, along with Ron Williams and Jack Scott (Williams and Scott do not speak during presentation). Several groups sponsored the event, including: The Student Coalition Against Racism, The Black Cultural Affairs Board, The Chicano Student Union, United Indian Students in Higher Education, The Associated Students at Portland State University (PSU), The Young Socialist Alliance, and the Philosophy department at PSU, the School of Social Work, and the Black Studies program. The event was held at PSU. Dennis Banks discusses the court case of United States v. Dennis Banks and Russell Means, the occupation of Wounded Knee, Civil Rights for Indigenous peoples, governmental and judicial mistreatment of Indigenous peoples, and violence towards Indigenous peoples. Video ends abruptly.

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Death of a Sideshow Part 1

Tape 1: Part 1 of "Death of a Sideshow," (title drawn from segment title card). Begins with various footage of police responses to drunkeness, public intoxication and disturbances, intercut with footage of individuals socializing inside a bar. Host introduces the video, describing the journalistic approach utilized for capturing different perspectives of life on "skid row." Various footage and interviews with business owners, individuals on the street, farmers/landowners, unskilled laborers, and labor agency employees. Voice-over narration explains how new businesses and urban renewal of the downtown area displaces low-income residents. Footage of the planning, development and construction of the US Bank Plaza (now referred to locally as "Big Pink"), including interviews with those organizing the project. Describes theft of pension checks, referred to as "Jackrolling," and life inside various shelters, resource centers, and detox centers.

Locations captured during filming: Sam's Grocery, Shoreline Hotel, Jazz Day Opus (formerly New Slavic Tavern), Old Town Plaza, Sinclair's Fine Arts, The Cuckoo's Nest, US Bank Plaza, Everett Street Drop-In Center, The Portland Rescue Mission.

Credits: Filmed and edited by Michael McLeod; Sound by Peter Maroney; Produced by Peter Maroney and Michael McLeod; Executive Producer Ed Godfrey. A KGW Television News Presentation.

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