Melinda Bernert guest hosts. The topic is "Portland's New Soccer Stadium.
Who's left holding the ball?" The guest is Jules Boykoff, assistant
professor at Pacific University. He has written articles on the issue
including "My Own Private Bail-out" for the The Guardian.
Next week the Portland City Council starts to consider an $85 million
proposal by Merritt Paulson to bring major league soccer to Portland. Paulson
wants the city to contribute $20-$40 million of urban renewal money - funds
intended to combat "urban blight" - to close the d...