Portland - Beyond the coffee houses. There’s the Portland that many are familiar with, the city some residents praise as a kind of Eden: full of bike paths, independently owned small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffee shops. And then there’s the other Portland: the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks, the city that’s been getting whiter and less diverse, where some longtime African American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed. State of the Re:Union host Al Letson visits there in "Portland, OR: A Tale of Two Cities" to discover more, Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2.
In State of the Re:Union, Public Radio Talent Quest winner Al Letson travels the country to find those stories -- and tells them with grace, perspective, and deep curiosity. SOTRU explores the resonating themes, stories, challenges and cultural components that create communities across the country and celebrate the commonality that links us as a people. To learn more about this series, visit: http://stateofthereunion.com