November 20, 2009

No GNU — for Good Reason

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 2:37 pm

Some people have e-mailed in today and wanted to know why there was no Good News Update on KXL this morning.  For those who tuned in, you know the station hosted it’s annual Radiothon for the Portland Rescue Mission (running tally thus far, nearly ten thousand bucks!) which needed the extra air time to talk about the cause.  We’ll be back on Monday with a great segment.


In the mean time, I wanted to tell you about a story I covered this morning for the General News Side which totally qualifies as Good News.


That big empty lot downtown by Union Station, is just eighteen months away from being a state-of-the-art hub for Portland’s Homeless.  It literally will serve every step of the process to get people off the streets.  Beds for homeless men.  Showers, storage and telephones for people who just need a place to crash for a few hours.  Low income studio apartments.  Even, and this is probably my favorite piece, voicemail boxes for people to use in their job search. 


It’s temporary and long term solutions.  We dig it.


**Incidentally, the views and opinions expressed here are those of Good News PDX and do not necessarily represent the thoughts or feelings of KXL and Alpha Broadcasting**

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