Elections

Local, state and national election coverage on KBOO community radio

Circle A Radio

Air date: 
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Reaction and Resistance against Prop 8

We speak to Thomas Wheatly from Basic Rights Oregon and, from Love Makes a Family, Bonnie Tinker and Cecil Prescod about the fight in California and Oregon for Marriage Equality, the role of People of Color in the GLBT Movement, and the importance of cross-coalition organizing for equal rights.

Sarah Palin; Evita or Dan Quayle

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Have you seen the video of the Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. She's at a Turkey farm to pardon a turkey as part of her official duties.

Following the event  Governor Palin gives an interview for television  in the background clearly visible is a worker slaughtering turkeys one by one. The clueless Palin even ends the interview joking about that she's in the right place for Thanksgiving because she will be cooking the Turkey. The footage is both horrifying and hysterical. Not for the squeamish or those with very soft hearts. Every time I see it I find myself laughing, but what does it tell us if anything about Palin. Is she a buffoon, someone so laughable that we can dismiss her with great skits by Tina Fey or is she personally the new face of the most right wing of the right wing? Is she a facist with a populist front? Charismatic leader or a polarizing flash in the pan?

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

Multnomah County Ballot Counting

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008

When KBOO heard about the possibility of water damage on ballots at the Multnomah County elections office, reporter Theresa Mitchell headed over to find out what was going on.
Although the close race between Jeff Merkley and incumbent Gordon Smith for State Senator has now been decided for Merkley, we knew that Multnomah, the most populous county in Oregon, played a critical role in determining that result.
 

4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)

California Gay Marriage Legal Battle continues

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008

The ballots have barely been counted But the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, to end gay and lesbian marriages, has already moved on.  KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

1:47 minutes (1.64 MB)

Technology and the Elections

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008

This program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. 

52:07 minutes (23.86 MB)

Show for November 17, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the global economic crisis and what it would take to fix it, the broken mental health system and what it needs, and why California  voters  passed  a  ban on gay marriage.  We also hear a review  of  the documentary film about Darcelle XV, Queens of Heart.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links  below:

1.  John Cavanagh, co-director of the Institute  for Policy Studies, explains what led to the global financial crisis and what  could fix  it.

54:13 minutes (31.03 MB)

Gay Rights and Prop. 8

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program date: 
Sun, 11/16/2008

Why did progressive California pass the anti-gay-marriage proposition?  Frann Michel and Denise  Morris explore the issues. 

9:33 minutes (5.47 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A trickle up econonic solution to the current crisis & the latest on Alaskan election results

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with Chuck Collins with the Institute for Policy Studies about what caused the current finanical meltdown and how a bottom up investment strategy is the best solution to the current crisis. Later in the hour we'll get an update on Alaskan election returns with Anchorage talk show host Shannyn Moore.

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