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KBOO Certifies the first group from the Morpheus Youth Project

Morpheus Youth Project is a project that began in 2010 by Carlos Chavez and Phil Stockton at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. Carlos and Phil began to conduct workshops in radio journalism and improvisational theater as volunteers under the supervision of the University of Hope Partnership Program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.

Author Interview: Ben Parzybok & Sherwood Nation

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Following Larry’s review of his novel, Ben Parzybok joins Norm Diamond to discuss themes of social transformation and leadership raised by his Portland-based SHERWOOD NATION. 19:44 minutes (18.07 MB)

Book Mole: Sherwood Nation

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies.  6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)

Kaia Sand at the Watch Files Project

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Kaia Sand joins Norm to talk about the Watcher Files Project, an artistic collaboration exhibit and performance based on police surveillance files of Portland activists in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 10:54 minutes (9.98 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2014

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Norm Diamond hosts this episode and we hear: 60:26 minutes (55.33 MB)

Debate on Portland Mercury's (and other papers') postion on Measure 92

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods.  On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)

The Confessional on 10/27/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Hands up don't shoot action - Portland Oct. 22

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
Several dozen Portlanders gathered Wednesday night in outer southeast Portland for a protest march in solidarity with the people of Ferguson Missouri.
Yesterday, October 22nd, marked a national day of action to end police brutality.
In Portland, protesters walked around the intersection at southeast one hundred sixty second and Stark chanting ‘Hands up don’t shoot’, while the rain poured down.
KBOO was there, and brings us the voices of some of the protesters.
 
6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Jeff Reardon Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014
Jeff Reardon is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 48th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about why he voted for the Grand Bargain which proposed changes to PERS, why he feels Career Technical Education is the key to solving Oregon's workforce development needs and how, because he has four daughters, he gives his full support to Oregon's Equal Rights Ballot initiative. 29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)

Scott Mills Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Scott Mills is is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in the 18th District. He talked with Don Merrill about the caustic influence of money into Oregon politics, why unions have a role in protecting civic culture and how he and his Shadow love helping Oregon's veteran's feel better. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)
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