Jenka Soderberg interviews Marco Mejia of Jobs for Justice about their picks for Scrooge of the Year--the individual, corporation, or entity that has harmed working families in our community the most this year. God bless us, everyone! 19:16 minutes (17.65 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman interviews Constantin Severe, Director of the Independent Police Review Division of the City Auditor's Office about the role of the IPR in police disciplinary procedures and the reforms to the IPR. The City Council was set to vote on the reforms yesterday, but after a threat by Daryl Turner, president of the police union, to file an unfair labor practices complaint if the council approved the measures, the vote was postponed until January 8. 5:52 minutes (5.38 MB)
Around 30 protesters with Rising Tide and other groups took over the lobby at Omega Morgan headquarters, demanding to talk with the President, John McCalla, and for an end to their transport of "megaload" shipments of Tar Sands oil extraction equipment to Alberta, Canada. KBOO reporter was their and produced this report, which mistakenly was not aired on the evening news. 8:05 minutes (7.4 MB)
Musician Simon Tam describes his ongoing legal action to trademark his band's name, "The Slants." The US Patent and Trademark Office denied his applications on the grounds that the word is offensive, though approved hundred of other trademarks containing the same word.
Interviewed by Anna Preble. Produced by Anna Preble and Andrew Yeh. Music is "Sour Love" by The Slants.
13:21 minutes (12.22 MB)
TriMet is going to vote next Wednesday on whether to increase transfer times for one-way tickets to 2.5 hours, up from 2 hours, to better accomodate round trips. This would also clarify their official stance on one-way tickets, which is that round trips are not encouraged but rather an unintended benefit of making a shorter trip. Sam Bouman spoke with Vivian Satterfield of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon for more on the Rider's Union and the proposed transfer increase. 5:00 minutes (4.58 MB)