A unique and massive tree known as a Paradox Walnut in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland is threatened by a new housing development.
People in the neighborhood are trying to protect the tree and on April 10 the developer agreed to meet with them.
KBOO reporter Paul Roland spoke with arborist Kevin Hillery about the situation. 6:04 minutes (5.55 MB)
On Tuesday, April 8, the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Analysis Response Center (PARC) released a report on their investigation into the alleged spraying of agricultural chemicals on residential areas in Curry County in October 2013 by a private hired helicopter. Many residents and animals in the area became ill in the following days. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with John Burns of Cedar Valley, Oregon about the event and the local reaction to the PARC report. 14:02 minutes (12.84 MB)
Delinda Delgado Morgan is a Republican seeking the US First Congressional Seat for Oregon. She talked with Don Merrill about how charities and individuals rather than government need to provide for the health care needs of insurance-less people, why Congress should be more business oriented and how kids should bring their own business related experiences to their education to be more than what they get from the education system when they leave it. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:51 minutes (26.42 MB)
Peter Hall is a Democrat running for Oregon House District 60. He talked with Don Merrill about what it means to be a Democrat in Eastern Oregon, how over-development is contributing to climate change and why people who are carrying guns for personal protection should be able to carry them almost everywhere. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:42 minutes (27.2 MB)
Democrat Joe Rowe is running as a legislator for Oregon House District 44. He talked with Don Merrill about a balooning prison population, how legislators can be deaf to their constituents and why campaign finance reform can stop our nation from undoing important legislation that helps make life fair for all Americans. "These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:32 minutes (26.13 MB)
PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied. KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)
Christopher Gergen is running as a Republican for the Oregon Lesiglature in House District 12. He talked with Don Merrill about how as a legislator, he wouldn't care what people do in their bedrooms, how he feels we've become very self-serving as a nation and why claims that returning to a pre-recession economy shouldn't be seen as a win. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A copy of this transcript will be posted shortly.
29:38 minutes (27.12 MB)