Priced Out: The Podcast

EP 17: How a Black Realtor Sees Gentrification [pt 1]

An episode of Priced Out: The Podcast

By Priced Out Podcast
An ongoing series about gentrification, housing, race and class in urban America.

Join Andru and Cornelius as they share news, opinion and conversation about the most important issue facing U.S. cities: the gap between rich and poor.

This podcast is a companion to the documentary Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Ore. "When homes leaves you."

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EP: 39: Gentrification, a Rebel Alliance, and a Tale of Two Cities
Portland, Ore. and Long Beach Calif, are similar and at the same time very different.  Portland is known as the "whitest city in America" while Long Beach has long been the country’s most diverse. The two mid-sized, West Coast cities have historically had no rent control and no restrictions on landlord evictions.  When the housing boom hit in 2015, both cities saw waves of mass eviction as investment poured in.  Since then, Portland and Oregon have led the nation in grassroots housing reforms.  Can Long Beach follow suit? We talk with advocates, activists, and locals in this short audio documentary, the third part in our three-part series on Long Beach. Our other two Long Beach showsEP 34: The Tough Latina and the Racist Landlord: Tales from Long Beach, Calif. https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast/episodes/EP-34-The-Tough-Latina-and-the-Racist-Landlord-Tales-from-Long-Beach--Calif--occasional-series-e3rekq EP 16: The Battle for Rent Control in Long Beach, Calif. https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast/episodes/EP-16-The-Battle-for-Rent-Control-in-Long-Beach--Calif-e2b17q Also referenced EP 14. Detroit: The fall of Capitalism, Democracy, and The Return of the Kings. https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast/episodes/EP-14--Detroit-The-fall-of-Capitalism--Democracy--and-The-Return-of-the-Kings-e2b17b More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
29:05
July 11, 2019
EP 38: Cage Match: Outlawing Single-Family Housing in Portland and Across Oregon
Listen in to our first ever Priced Out Podcast debate!  Meg Hanson is a data activist and historic preservation advocate. Michael Andersen is a Senior Researcher at Sightlines Institute. We've interviewed both of these excellent folks on the show in the past (see below). Today's edition is a grudge match debate about a City of Portland and statewide proposal to end single family housing as we know it.  These two proposals are controversial. These types of homes and these types of neighborhoods have been the foundation of the American Dream for generations. Portland's Residential Infill Strategy would eliminate the single-family housing zone in the vast majority of the city, allowing for duplexes, threeplexs, and quads as the lowest available zone.  House Bill 2001 would roll out a ban on single family zoning across the entire state.  Would such moves help to provide more housing and lower costs? Would outlawing single-family zones wind up displacing even more vulnerable people and bulldozing historic and popular neighborhoods?  Listen in Listen to Meg’s Interview about Fighting Gentrification with Historic Preservation https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast/episodes/EP-23-Fighting-Gentrification--with-Historic-Preservation-e2jfmj Listen to Michael’s Interview about Zoning and Portland’s Residential Infill Strategy https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast/episodes/EP-10-What-is-Zoning--And-the-Residential-Infill-Strategy-e2b15i NY Times article on the move to outlaw single family zoning. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/18/upshot/cities-across-america-question-single-family-zoning.html?fbclid=IwAR2pvrg5s34z9gdDoAWkZeUmR69Rrdx1INtGkVRBPelvpzzp7h4vAePkIo8 More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
55:23
June 20, 2019
EP 37: Priced Out on Oregon Public Broadcasting July 2, at 9 pm
This is a short episode,  as we gear up for the release of an audio documentary on Long Beach, California.  Cornelius talks about the upcoming Oregon Public Broadcasting premiere of Priced Out the documentary, some local screenings and throws shade on the OTHER "Priced Out."  Andru talks about his son's graduation. And no one talks about the X-Men. OPB Broadcast [Portland Channel 10} Premiere of Priced Out, July 2nd, 9 pm  OPB rebroadcast, July 4, 2 am  More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
14:21
June 7, 2019
EP: 36: Your Houseless Neighbors and Ending Homelessness
This episode is part of a new occasional series we're calling Getting to Know You.  Andru and Cornelius talk about the issues from their own personal experience.  Andru was a homeless outreach worker in Tulsa for many years and Cornelius is from a part of NJ that has recently been lauded for "ending homelessness" or achieving what is called "functional zero." The two talk about what functional zero means, the flaws with counting unhoused populations and their philosophy on interacting with homeless neighbors. More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
50:55
May 23, 2019
EP: 35: Panel: “Portland’s Black Community is Actually Growing”
This episode is a panel discussion for the Society of Applied Anthropology with podcast co-host Cornelius Swart and activist, and entrepreneur Stephen Green. Stephen was featured in Priced Out, the documentary, and was the interviewed on a previous podcast [EP: 32] about black business and the black middle class’s role in gentrification.  At the panel, he talked about reframing the discussion on gentrification in Portland.  Stephen stated that the black community is growing in metro Portland, just not in the old black neighborhood. With that growth comes challenges but also opportunities. More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
37:24
May 9, 2019
EP 34: The Tough Latina and the Racist Landlord: Tales from Long Beach, Calif. [occasional series]
Cynthia Macias grew up in the black and Latino neighborhoods of Long Beach, California. It was an idyllic "hood" growing up. But as an adult, she led a harrowing and heartbreaking life filled with domestic violence and housing discrimination. But Cynthia became a fighter and a housing activist instead of a victim. By the time she was confronted with a stunning race-based eviction, Cynthia was prepared to become a racist landlord's worst nightmare. Join us for a very personal edition of the Priced Out Podcast, as we listen to the pain, the struggles and the victories of one Long Beach resident who has finally had enough. More on Housing Long Beach http://www.housinglb.org/ More from Priced Out: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
39:36
April 25, 2019
EP 33: Listener's Choice Show: What City Should We Cover Next?
We are mid-season here at Priced Out and your hosts Andru and Cornelius what to hear what city you think we should be covering. Andru and Cornelius talk about their recent travels and the gentrification that they've seen in a bunch of places including Cartagena, Colombia, Kansas City, Missouri, and Vancouver, British Colombia. Listen in and see what they saw happening in those places.   In Colombia, where Cornelius' mother was born, Cartagena has transformed from a third-world city into a resort town with almost no full-time domestic residents, virtually overnight. In Kansas City, Andru returned to his childhood stomping ground and found Brad Pitt, of all people, had taken up shop and was fighting gentrification. In British Colombia, Cornelius found the slums of Gastown and Chinatown full of homelessness, drug addiction, boarded-up buildings, and extremely expensive rent! Those are just a few stories a future Priced Out Podcast could pursue. Tell us which one you like best. Or, if there's a city you think we should cover (your city?) let us know. Get ahold of us at pricedoutmovie@gmail.com or through any of our social networks. More about Priced Out here: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
24:44
April 11, 2019
EP 32: The Black Entrepreneur's View of Gentrification
Stephen Green is featured in our documentary Priced Out, but not nearly enough.  Born in a suburb of Portland, Stephen moved into the heart of Oregon's black community when he started a family. An economist, venture capitalist and activist, Stephen has worked in both government and in the private sector.  He oversaw property acquisition for the City of Portland during some of the most volatile years of gentrification in the black community. He is also on a committee that distributes funds from Portland's largest affordable housing bond. He serves on the board of the city's premiere black community organization (Self Enhancement Inc.). And he helped create the nation's first nonprofit brewpub. The black community is far more broadly defined than simply a neighborhood for Stephen. He also sees wealth creation, rather than social justice, as the most vital challenge in charting an equitable future for Portland and the nation's African American community. Listen in as Stephen talks about the emerging role that the black middle class will come to play in urban America and all the things that Priced Out the documentary failed to cover. Stephen Green's Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/abKBA9RvQ0I  More about Priced Out here: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
1:00:25
March 28, 2019
Ep 31: Gypsies, Neo-Liberals, and Transylvania: Gentrifying Romania
Cluj-Napoca is a historic city of about 300,000 residents in northeast Romania. The city is considered the unofficial capital of Transylvania and it contains the country’s largest free university. Since the fall of communism in the 1990s, Romania's housing stock has been re-privatized. That's created the first generation of renters in 50 years while at the same time little rent regulation and low-cost housing have been put in place. Recently, a new mayor has pushed free-market reforms, tax breaks and zoning changes in a bid to make Cluj-Napoca into the hipster, tech-hub of Romania. The result has been skyrocketing rents and displacement of the region’s students, renters, and Roma (gypsy) population. Sound familiar?  It’s gentrification with a post-communist twist.   Cornelius speaks with tenant organizers Vlad Muresan of the Cluj Tenants Union for an amazing look at how global capital puts the pinch on working people around the world.     If you have ideas that can help people in Cluj, please reach out to Muresan via the groups Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chiriasicluj/ More about Priced Out here: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
49:41
March 14, 2019
EP 30: Panel: Light Rail, Rent Control and Displacement
Join us for a live recording of a panel discussion about the threat by a mass transit project poses to the working class, and minority residents of Tigard, Oregon.  Tigard is a suburb immediately to the southwest of Portland. There is a large streetcar project (known as light rail) planned for the area.   As viewers of Priced Out (the documentary) know, that fifteen years ago local government built a light rail system that  caused massive displacement of black and other residents in North Portland. The City of Portland anticipated that the project would create gentrification and promised to build 2,000 units of affordable housing to offset displacement. But 15 years later the city had only produced about 500 units.  Priced Out producer Cornelius Swart, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Unite Oregon, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and City of Tigard teamed up to sponsor a screening and discussion aimed at engaging the residents of Tigard, and helping them avoid the mistakes of the past. Find us at: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
45:26
February 28, 2019
EP:29: Black Men Who Think Portland’s Great
Donte Moss, T. Walker, and Brad Simmons are three young black men from North Carolina, and they think Portland is great. You don’t hear that kind of message too often and certainly not on this show. So, for Black History Month, we’re happy to share what these energetic and positive young men have to say.  Moss, a former defensive end for the Tar Heels, moved to Portland several years ago and has brought out Walker and Simmons to check the place out. Together they are part of the art and community promotional group S.O.U.L. Society. For them, Portland is a land of opportunity, free of the front-stabbing oppression of Southern-style racism.  Cornelius sat down with them for an informal chat about their lives as black men, what it’s like in North Carolina, and why they think Portland is so exciting to them. Find us at: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
1:00:31
February 14, 2019
EP: 28: Statewide Rent Control in Oregon: Too Far or Not Far Enough?
After a five-year struggle, [documented in part in Priced Out (the documentary)] housing activists are getting the impossible. The Oregon Legislature is poised to be the first in the nation to impose rent control on an entire state.  Coming on the heels of a housing crisis that scorched Portland and other cities with double-digit rent increases, many see rent control as a massive win for stabilizing working-class renters.   Or is it?   Housing activist and founder of Portland Tenants United, Margot Black, talks to us about what is in the bill and why she thinks it doesn’t go far enough.  She also says what voters can do to help. Margot's recommended link to the Oregon Housing Alliance HERE. If you are fancy and have a WSJ subscription (we don't) you can read about Oregon rent control and why it's all Margot's fault HERE. Find us at: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie
38:23
January 31, 2019
EP 27: The Language of Gentrification [Part 2]
Welcome to Season 2 of the Priced Out Podcast. People use a lot of different terms when referring to gentrification. What’s the differences between revitalization, gentrification and a housing crisis?  Why can't the government build affordable housing to compensate communities of color for years of housing discrimination?  This is a part two of a conversation we starter last year.  All this plus Andru shares a big secret and we finally find out what’s under Cornelius’ pants.  Find us at: https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://www.youtube.com/c/pricedouttalesofgentrification
37:57
January 17, 2019
EP 26: Opportunity Zones. Holiday Break. What's Ahead for Season 2
Happy Holidays from the #PricedOut #podcast. We're wrapping up Season 1 and our first year as a podcast. It's been awesome and thank you for your support. In this conversation between Andru and Cornelius, Andru unwraps a present! Cornelius begs. Andru talks about black comic books. And we promise we will look/sound less janky next year. We also preview our other major podcast goals for 2019. Last but not least, Cornelius goes off on Qualified Opportunity Zones. Next year, Trump will turn the 900 lb gorilla of gentrification into Godzilla, as the Federal Government gets into the gentrification game. That said, some black leaders are optimistic. Listen and find out more. PS- please subscribe to our YouTube channel. Two more subscribers and we can get a custom URL! Or better yet, support the podcast on Anchor.Fm. (see link below) https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie
31:20
December 21, 2018
EP 25: "There's Money in Poverty." How the Real Estate Game is Played
On Episode 25 we interview multifamily real estate investment broker Ru Budhi. He is a Filipino-American investment agent who worked at firms like Norris Stevens during the Portland's housing crisis. He understands how apartment buildings and condos get financed and why. He’s going to explain why we are having a housing crisis from the investor's point of view. Listen in as we talk financing, Glass-Steagall and why it seems to be in the landlord's interest that poor neighborhoods stay poor. Uncut interview on our YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAc9cZ46uY8p-T5Mbv0T1QA?view_as=subscriber Find Us at: https://www.pricedoutmovie.com https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie https://anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAc9cZ46uY8p-T5Mbv0T1QA?view_as=subscriber
42:30
December 13, 2018
EP 24: Root Shock and the Emotional Impact of Gentrification
We talk with Michelle Lewis about the emotional and psychological impacts of gentrification and displacement known as Root Shock. Lewis is a mental health counselor who works specifically with the African American community in Portland, Ore. She was featured in our documentary Priced Out. In the film, she talked about losing her home in the subprime mortgage crisis and the challenges of living in a far-flung neighborhood that was often hostile to black residents. Lewis updates us on her recent experiences with gentrification and talks about how her black clients must often choose their battles carefully when they feel confronted by a racist exchange. The discussion gets personal as our hosts weigh in on their own experiences and thoughts. Find Us At www.pricedoutmovie.com/ www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX twitter.com/pricedoutusa www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
46:00
November 29, 2018
EP 23: Fighting Gentrification with Historic Preservation
An interview with Portland data activist Megan Hanson. Hanson is a complex data analyst who works with logistics software giant Oracle. After seeing alarming rent hikes and a wave of demolitions in her neighborhood, she started to investigate the Portland zoning code on her free time. She found that the State of Oregon required a public notification process before older homes could be demolished, but that the City of Portland was no longer enforcing these rules. As a result, developers were able to buy up cheap rental properties, evict tenants and knock them down. Hanson also helped create a multilayered data map designed to illustrate the impacts of Portland’s new proposal to up-zone 96% of the city. Join us as we get into the weeds of the intersectionality of affordable housing, demolitions, displacement, and historic preservation. For another point of view, check out EP 10: What is Zoning and the Residential Infill Strategy https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e2b15i Find Us At www.pricedoutmovie.com/ www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX twitter.com/pricedoutusa www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/ Links- Residential Infill Strategy Data Map: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/presentation/index.html?webmap=f6c7e6e953c545cfa70e6e356d6263cd&fbclid=IwAR2McERMRo6TIPDR8WKpwIGeG-z9UIcxbUOU5Qwlm_1wMcZimMQOur1GEYw What the National Home Builder’s Association really thinks of liberal opponents: http://demandaffordability.org/files/NAHB_%20AEA%20-%20HBA%20Awards%20Winner%20Directory.htm?fbclid=IwAR0gTa1v5YjAWKC2BwjhWDL3SRGsyWIVyRtEb-pft689R3rzB_4hXhZ7XY8 ​https://www.portlandmercury.com/news/2016/09/07/18548313/portlands-oldest-buildings-just-got-harder-to-demolish Residential Infill Project Displacement Risk map. https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=f6c7e6e953c545cfa70e6e356d6263cd&extent=-122.6869,45.548,-122.6363,45.5687
46:25
November 15, 2018
EP 22: "I gentrified the neighborhood." Interview with Black Realtor [Pt 2]
We get into the weeds of neighborhood history once again with Fred Stewart, Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since the drug war days. In this the second part of two interviews, Fred talks about when he got into real estate during the depths of the 1980s Drug War, what it took to sell a house in the "ghetto", tax revolts, how he got around redlining and why he bought a strip club from a white man who called him " Fred Shit." In Part 1 of this interview, Fred covers redlining, urban renewal and the heyday of Portland's black neighborhoods. Fred has a deep history with Northeast Portland and is featured in Priced Out the movie. This is part of the "Cut Out" where we explore more from the people and POVs that were left out of the documentary Priced Out. Part 1 of Fred Stewart https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e2b183 Find us at: www.pricedoutmovie.com/ www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX twitter.com/pricedoutusa www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
53:31
November 1, 2018
EP 21: Vote, Stupid! Midterm Elections & Portland Housing
This edition of the Priced Out Podcast Cornelius preaches on Abortion, the NRA and voting whether you like the results or not. The podcast endorses candidates and some vitally important ballot measures before the voters next month. Special guest Kari Lyons from the Welcome Home Coalition talks about the housing bond Measure 26-199 and a Measure 102 that would allow tax dollars spend on affordable housing to be massively amplified. Remember to get your ballots in! https://welcomehomecoalition.org/ Find Us At https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
36:24
October 19, 2018
EP: 20: [Special Edition] Illegal AirBnBs Steal 1,500 Housing Units from Portland
Illegal Airbnbs could pull up to 1,500 housing units from Portland each year despite a new city clampdown, according data from the website InsideAirbnb. Cornelius and his friend Thacher Schmid just published an investigative report in Portland Mercury about illegal Airbnbs and their impact on the Portland housing crisis. In this special edition podcast, Cornelius and Thacher talk about their story, about the data they used, and why Portlanders still love Airbnb even though most seem to know hosts can make the housing crisis worse. http://insideairbnb.com/portland/ https://www.portlandmercury.com/news/2018/10/11/23548145/illegal-airbnbs-could-take-1500-rentals-off-market/ https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
36:15
October 11, 2018
EP 19: The Language of Gentrification [pt 1]
What does the word gentrification actually mean? Did you know in the original definition of the word, gentrification it is always bad? It's never a good thing. What is "affordable housing?" versus "public housing?" Did you know the terms refer to very specific kind of housing that receive differing levels of taxpayer subsidy? Learn more about the language people use when discussing gentrification. #NerdAlert this will get wonky. More at: https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
44:30
October 5, 2018
EP 18: Journalism and Behind the Scenes of Priced Out (the documentary)
This edition of Priced Out: The Podcast is a discussion about the journalism behind the making of Priced Out (the documentary). Topics ranged from dealing with controversial sources, navigating government "obfuscation" and storylines in which both the government and the voters themselves are partially to blame. The talk was recorded at Migration Brewing Company in Northeast Portland and was sponsored by the local chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association and Solutions Journalism. The Q&A was moderated by Sara Roth, an investigative web-based reporter for KGW NewsChannel8. The event featured sever long clips from the film. #pricedout #gentrification #pdx https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/spjoregon/ https://www.facebook.com/onapdx/
55:30
October 3, 2018
EP 17: How a Black Realtor Sees Gentrification [pt 1]
Fred Stewart may be Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since the drug war days. He's twice run unsuccessfully for Portland City Council. His views are unconventional, and his style is confrontational. He claims to be a Democrat who continually blasts "white liberals" on everything from gun control (there's too much of it) to their inability to do more for blacks in Oregon (maybe the GOP would be better?). Fred has a deep history with Northeast Portland and is featured in Priced Out the movie. In this first of two parts (nonconsecutive) Fred talks about growing up in the neighborhood, crime, black business opportunities and challenges and people who made it big when the property values in the community started to climb. Part of the "Cut Out" series of POVS that were not adequately represented in the documentary Priced Out due to time limitations. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
43:14
October 3, 2018
EP 16: The Battle for Rent Control in Long Beach, Calif.
This week we do a stylistic turn inspired by NPR shows like This American Life in order to cover the battle to get rent control on the ballot in Long Beach, California. Many people don't know that Long Beach is the sevenths largest city in California. Overshadowed by LA to the north and Orange County to the south, Long Beach is 60 percent renters - the highest rate in the state. We talk to Josh Butler of Housing Long Beach about their struggle to put rent reform on the ballot and their pitched battle against the shadowy group Better Housing for Long Beach. Butler describes their nemesis as an Orwellian, AstroTurf Group (instead of a grassroots group). The two fought it out for signatures in the streets of Long Beach. It got ugly and allegedly literally came to blows. We'll be down in Long Beach for a screening on Sept. 20th. If you are anywhere near Southern California and the world's largest urbanized area, come check the show out. More at: https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/
24:00
October 3, 2018
EP 15: Nikki Williams: Racism, Gentrification and Black Community in Dallas
It’s been three years since Nikki Williams wrapped up her last interview for the documentary Priced Out. At that time, she had just moved to Dallas, Texas. She was fed up with Portland, Oregon, and what she called its “color blind“ and “passive-aggressive” racism. She was emotionally devastated by how her black community had been “obliterated” by gentrification. She sold her house and moved to Dallas in search of a new black community. She wanted to live in a neighborhood where people looked like her, where people would treat her daughter and grandson with respect and dignity. So, what’s happened since then? Did she find a healthy black community? Did she become a gentrifier? What are the racial dynamics in Dallas like? Are they any better? Find more information about Nikki and the two films we’ve produced about her at https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
42:59
October 3, 2018
EP 14. Detroit: The fall of Capitalism, Democracy, and The Return of the Kings.
Detroit is like a failed state. A place where capitalism has failed for half a century and where even local democracy collapsed after the city’s government was handed over to a federal manager. Much has been written about the city’s epic slow-motion decline and its sudden rise from the ashes. On the Priced Out Podcast we talk about how Detroit’s turn around has been funded and control by only four players, two billionaires families (the Illitch family and Dan Gilbert), one private entity (Mid Town Inc.), and one quasi-governmental body (the Detroit Land Bank). Between them, the city has been carved up into separate kingdoms governed by powers way beyond public accountability. But they are getting things done. New investment and jobs have poured into quarters like downtown and Midtown and are reshaping, restoring and rebuilding them. But the rebuilding is not happening everywhere and at what cost to the belief in power by and for the people? https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
58:43
October 3, 2018
EP 13: Gentrification Through the Eyes of a Gangster (former)
Today is the first part in a new series called LEFT OUT of Priced Out. We are going to cover a lot of issues, points of view, and stories that were not included in our 2017 documentary on gentrification Priced Out. In Episode 13, we are going to roll back, beyond Priced Out, to our first film, the 2002 gentrification documentary, NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream. In that film, we watched Nikki Williams work with her neighbors and police to close down the drug houses on her block. But the film never asks the people in the “drug houses” what their view was. Today we hope to correct that with a truly fascinating talk with Rahsaan Muhamaad, a man who grew up in the black neighborhoods of Portland during the 1980s. He knew of Nikki and he knew the “trap houses” on her block because he was running drugs at the time. He describes the experiences of being in a “gang” in Portland before California gangsters started to move into town. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
1:02:01
October 3, 2018
EP 12: Cornelius schools the nation's realtors
This week on the Priced Out podcast, a live recording of Cornelius Swart at Turn On, an annual lecture series sponsored the real estate branding and marketing firm 1000 Watt. The company brings in hundreds of their real estate clients from across the nation, include companies like Berkshire Hathaway, to wine them and dine them and treat them to two days of presentations from artists, industry leaders and interesting people. To Swart's surprise, company lead Marc Davidson invited him to talk about gentrification. Here is the unedited presentation. Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
39:18
October 3, 2018
EP 11: St Louis is UnGentrified
Episode 11 of Priced Out the Podcast is about the great city of St. Louis, MO. The city is a wonderful place with great people and a lot of new potential. There is new energy and growth going on, but the city has a long and troubling past and continues to be challenged by vast poverty, discrimination and neglect. We talk with two residents Rebeca Carlos, host of the podcast Explain to Me and artist and community activist Kevin Hopkins. We talk about the city's deep history of segregation, the Delmar Divide, the Riots of 1916, the poverty and abandonment of East Louis Louis and North St. Louis White Flight in Spanish Lakes and speculate if big property owners are playing games and driving down land values like they have done in Detroit. We also talk about the early signs of gentrification or "revitalization" in the Delmar Loop, Benton Park, South City the Grove and elsewhere. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
45:59
October 3, 2018
EP 10: What is Zoning? And the Residential Infill Strategy.
Zoning determines what can and cannot be built on a given piece of property. It's a powerful tool that has been used to promote segregation, concentrate poverty and spur investment in neighborhoods across the country for the last 100 years. The stuff of epic NIMBY battles, this dry subject comes alive thanks to special guest Michael Andersen, a senior fellow at Sightlines Institute, a progressive think tank dedicated to sustainable community growth and development. We talk about zoning's dark history as well as the modern way progressives try to use zoning to build walkable alternatives to sprawl. Zoning changes can increase affordable housing in a neighborhood, but it can also bring in new rich residents and become a "can opener" for gentrification. TIP: When a zone change is proposed in your area, look to see who for it and how is against it and money those groups stand to make. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
44:31
October 3, 2018
EP. 9: How do filmmaker's portray gentrifying communities?
This week on the Priced Out Podcast we discuss how filmmakers portray the character of a gentrifying community. The discussion was at NW Documentary in Portland, Oregon, after the screening of a film about gentrification in Detroit entitled Last Days of Chinatown. https://www.facebook.com/events/58403... The discussion is with Last Days director Nicole MacDonald as well as Sika Stanton, co-director of The Numbers, a short film about East Portland, and Priced Out director Cornelius Swart. Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ The Numbers https://oregonhumanities.org/this-lan... NW Documentary https://nwdocumentary.org/ More on Nicole MacDonald http://www.ncolemacdonald.com/ And the Last Days of Chinatown https://hyperallergic.com/438298/nico... Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
50:53
October 3, 2018
EP 8: Election and Housing MegaPod [ Part 2 ]
This edition of the Priced Out we have an hour-long show packed with conversations about housing and the upcoming election in Oregon. We talk with Rachel Monahan, housing and City Hall Reporter for the Willamette Week. We talk about Portland's housing relocation fee, landlords in the legislature and the primary battle of Democrat Rod Monroe. Part 2 of our conversation with Alissa Keny-Guyer, talking about Rod Monroe and Republican Julie Parrish. (NOTE: Julie Parrish's office did not respond to a request for an interview). Lastly, we talk with Portland City Hall candidate Andrea Valderrama about her views and solutions to the city's housing crisis. Valderama is currently senior policy advisor for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and sits on the David Douglas School District board. https://www.facebook.com/Valderrama4Pdx/ More about the other candidates running for Position 3 on Portland City Council. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
1:02:04
October 3, 2018
EP. 7: The Gentrification of Nashville
Nashville has been described as the South's New Metropolis and an "it" city. In 2016, 100 people a day moved to this city known as the capital of the country music industry. Nashville's growth roughly parallels what has happened in Portland, Oregon, a formerly sleepy, midsized town on the West Coast now congested with new development, residents, and diversified industries. As we see with other cities around the country, Nashville's growth has been directed into central city and historically black neighborhoods that are close to downtown and have walkable scale development. In 2016, there were over 1,000 residential demolition permits in Nashville. That's roughly three homes demolished each day. Some central neighborhoods saw between 200 and 300 demolitions, with one or more units going in to replace each destroyed home. We talk with folks about Nashville and our first gentrification film NorthEast Passage. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
56:00
October 2, 2018
EP. 6: Gentrification in Boston
In this podcast we discuss stories of displacement, the negative health impacts inherent with displacement, Portland’s right-to-return policy, the creative class and activism in Portland, and the Fair Housing Act. City Life/Vida Urbana http://www.clvu.org/ https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
1:40:21
October 2, 2018
EP. 5 Gentrification, Skid Row and Downtown LA
Join Cornelius as he has an in-depth discussion with John Malpede about gentrification in and around L.A.'s Skid Row. Malpede is the founding artistic director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department.  In recent years downtown LA has made a spectacular comeback. The area is now brimming with new museums, expensive condos, and lavishly restored movie palaces.  But just a few blocks away sits Skid Row, the nation’s largest homeless community.  Skid Row often looks like a third world country, and it now sits next to the gleaming street of the newly rebranded #DTLA.  Skid Row is littered with outdoor residents and lined with clinics, social services, and SRO hotels that house the ultra poor. Now, a move by the city to rezone the area and make it more attractive to developers could put many, if not all of the thousands of Skid Row who actually have indoor living back onto the street. Listen in to this tale of two cities. Skid Row the Documentary Skid Row Museum Skid Row Housing Plan Downtown LA 2040 Plan Where to find us Anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast Pricedoutmovie.com Facebook.com/PricedOutPDX Twitter.com/pricedoutusa Instagram.com/pricedoutmovie Youtube.com/c/PricedOutTalesOfGentrification
30:00
October 2, 2018
EP. 4 : 2018 Ore. Legislature and the Housing Crisis Part 1
Join host Cornelius Swart for part 1of an in-depth conversation with Oregon State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer of House District 46. They discuss upcoming bills to help fund affordable housing, "rent control"l vs "rent stabilization," coming to the defense of state senator Rod Monroe and more. Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAc9cZ46uY8p-T5Mbv0T1QA/
25:01
October 2, 2018
EP 3: Priced Out The Podcast: Tulsa
On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast we visit Tulsa Oklahoma the former home of co-host Andru Morgan. Tulsa has had a troubled past with race relations and Cornelius and Andru will discuss that history as well as the current community issues including gentrification. They also speak with Kirk Wester the executive director of Growing Together. Kirk gives great insight into the Kendall Whittier neighborhood of Tulsa and how his program is helping lead the charge for gentrification with justice. Andru and Cornelius also continues their conversation about The Black Panther movie and give their own review! Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ www.pricedoutmovie.com/ www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX twitter.com/pricedoutusa www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/ anchor.fm/priced-out-podcast
1:01:00
October 2, 2018
EP: 2 Priced Out discussion after SEI Screening
On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast Andru flies solo as he shares clips from the SEI Q&A. Self Enhancement Inc screened Priced Out: The Documentary back in February as part of their film series. We know Priced Out: The Documentary can bring up a lot of raw emotions and the Q&A session allows a safe place for people to process those emotions. Listen in on this episode but be sure to catch the next screening of Priced Out and join in on the conversation too. SEI https://www.selfenhancement.org/ Priced Out: The Documentary https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PricedOutPDX https://twitter.com/pricedoutusa https://www.instagram.com/pricedoutmovie/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAc9cZ46uY8p-T5Mbv0T1QA/
30:01
October 2, 2018
EP 1: Priced Out the Podcast
Welcome to the first episode of Priced Out: The Podcast about Gentrification. Hosted by Andru Morgan and documentary filmmaker Cornelius Swart the director of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon. In today's Podcast, we will discuss gentrification in Portland Oregon as well as the film and what to expect next from Priced Out. https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/
30:29
October 2, 2018
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