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Where's Mayor Adams?

by Laural Porter

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 11:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:44 PM

We aren't sure. No one seems to be. But, one thing is for sure he's not on our current affairs show "Straight Talk" tonight.
Although, Mayor Adams told me personally he'd be on the show on Monday.
By Tuesday, he wasn't answering phone calls.

Here's some more background on tonight's show.
We did ask representatives from the gay and lesbian community to join us, as well.
A staff writer from "Just Out", a gay and lesbian newspaper told me he'd be on the program.
Then, the day before taping, he backed out.
So, I asked the publisher. She committed to joining us, and then backed out the same morning we were taping.
We planned to ask her why her paper decided to ask for Adams' resignation, even though he has so much support from the gay community.
She was also going to share many of the emails from readers who were upset.
By the time I learned she was backing out of the show, it was too late to find a replacement guest.
I would have really liked to have had that perspective on tonight's show, but that is why it's missing.
That said,I think it's still a fascinating show.
Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard tells us; Mayor Adams' absence at city hall this week has been puzzling, and his silence has been deafening.
He tells us what his intuition is about that absence.
The reporter who broke the story on the scandal, the Willamette Week's Nigel Jaquiss lets us in a bit on what he's working on now to continue his investigation.
Join us for "Straight Talk" Saturday at 7pm and again Sunday night at 8:30 on Northwest Cable News, cable channel 49.

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