Local Issues

PSU Students Walk Out of Classes to Support AAUP Teachers Rally

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
          The teachers at Portland State University face a possible strike by early April, after declaring impasse in their negotiations with the university administration last week.
           Thursday Feb. 27, over 600 P.S.U. students walked out of their classes to support the Portland State chapter of the American Association of University Professors, who held a rally on the P.S.U. Park Blocks at noon. The teachers’ union has been bargaining with the P.S.U. administration for a new contract for 11 months.
        The A.A.U.P - PSU also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. 4:05 minutes (3.74 MB)

2014 Ballot Measures Address Marriage Equality

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
In the fall of 2014 Oregonians will vote on two initiatives about the issue of marriage equality:
Ballot Measure 8 would overturn a previous measure and allow people to marry as they choose.
Ballot Measure 52 would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against same sex couples.
In 2004, Oregonians passed Ballot Measure 36, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with both backers for both 2014 initiatives and filed this report. 3:44 minutes (1.71 MB)

Illmaculate Protests Police Presence at Portland Hip Hop Show

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
When Portland police swept in to close off the street around a hip hop concert Saturday night, one of the artists stepped off the stage and decided not to perform.
Concerns around police intimidation have been a long-standing issue in Portland’s black community, and the incident on Saturday raised a number of questions.
Some local hip hop artists question the motives behind police activities at hip-hop events.
The Portland rapper ILLMACULATE made the decision to NOT perform in protest of the gang task enforcement presence at the event.
He spoke with KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright this afternoon. 4:20 minutes (3.97 MB)

Tim Carr Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
Tim Carr is a Republican who is running against incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber.  He talked with Don Merrill about Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System, the Columbia River Crossing, same sex marriage and why he thinks a gubenatorial candidate can only win if they win the hearts and minds of Portlanders.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:59 minutes (27.45 MB)

The Confessional on 03/03/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Democracy Cup

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
S INCE 2008 Oregonians have had the opportunity to preregister to vote at age 17.
The sooner young people become engaged as voters, the more likely they are
to vote the rest of their lives, not to mention become active and engaged
members of their community.

Democracy Cup brings civics straight into junior and senior classrooms,
lunch-hours, and school wide assemblies in order to meet young Oregonians where they are and get them set on the course to being lifelong citizen leaders.

Interview by Laurel, KBOO Youth Collective. 6:24 minutes (5.85 MB)

PSU Student Union members interviewed about impending PSU teacher strike

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
PSU Student Union members interviewed about the possibility of the PSU professors strike, and the walkout to support faculty Thursday Feb 27th. 5:56 minutes (5.43 MB)

Portland Student Union activist, Kate Barnes, on PPS/PAT struggle

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
Bill talks with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union. They talk about what's ailing Portland's schools from the student perspective (something the mainstream media does not cover) and how they are struggling alongside their teachers for the schools our kids (they) deserve.  7:26 minutes (5.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 24 2014

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
 
Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear a double report from Portland Public School teachers and student activists, a review of the fiction of Anita Brookner, as well as a discussion about the politics of Pete Seeger and his music.
55:05 minutes (37.82 MB)

The Confessional on 02/24/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187
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