Reading Lists: Social Issues

Want to learn about arguments on both sides of a controversial issue? Here are some books that focus on issues in the news right now.

Who has an easy time getting where they need to go, and who finds it more difficult? How have decisions about transit access played out in Portland and Multnomah County and how can we affect them in the future? These books and articles provide an introduction of a complex topic. 

The radio show "This American Life" is one of my favorite radio programs and they produce some great segments that always get me thinking/crying. Lately, they have had some moving pieces on violence, poverty and life on the streets. These are problems in our neighborhoods, communities and nation. Hoping everyone takes some time to listen and read; we need to find a solution.

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