This past week, the Portland Police Bureau has conducted sweeps of a number of camps of houseless individuals across the city, most prominently in the South Park Blocks and at St. Francis Park in inner SE Portland. KBOO's volunteer news team follows up on the police's activity at St. Francis and speaks with Israel Bayer of Street Roots for background on police sweeps in Portland and how houseless folks can respond. 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)
KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FMhas been awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ) to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Tung Yin, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, about last year's trial of Mohamed Mohamud, who was accused of plotting to bomb the Portland Christmas tree lighting celebration in Pioneer Square in 2010. Prof. Yin discusses the entrapment defense, reasons behind the delays in sentencing, and how FISA and the Snowden revelation play into the case. 15:52 minutes (14.52 MB)
The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)