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The Confessional on 09/29/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Alex Polikoff Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014
Alex Polikoff is a Pacific Green party candidate running for State Representative in Oregon's 23rd District. He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels Oregon doesn't do enough to promote third party candidates, his belief that the state has a role in how municipal police departments conduct their policing and his desire to be of service to the community in the way the founders meant it. 28:39 minutes (26.23 MB)

Save Saint Francis Park

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/17/2014
Saint Francis Park on southeast twelfth avenue in Portland, which has served as a haven for many people in the area, has been sold to Catholic Charities.
The non-profit group will bulldoze the park and construct a housing development for low-income Portlanders in its place.

The park is the only one between Buckman and the river, and many local residents are still hoping to save the park from the bulldozers.

Catholic Charities plans to reserve 25 units for women transitioning out of homelessness or abusive homes through the organization's assistance programs. 17:14 minutes (15.77 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 22, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014

As "world leaders" meet at the UN to discuss climate change and 400 thousand march for action in New York and here in Portland, today's Old Mole, hosted by Tom Becker, discuss the prospects for change the leaders ignore: action from the grass roots.  Here are links to the show's segments; or you can use the play button to hear the whole show.  

1.  Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies talks with Bill Resnick about governments' turn to the private sector for solutions.
52:28 minutes (36.02 MB)

The Confessional on 09/22/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Paul Evans Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 09/21/2014
Paul Evans is a Working Families and Democratic candidate. He is running for Oregon State Representative in District 20. He talks with Don Merrill about how as a candidate for both parties he has to sometimes walk the line between ideologies, the need to return the police to communities in a more personalized way to prevent it from become further militarized and why he has unfailing faith in Oregonians to fix problems that are admittedly endemic but not necessarily intransigent. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)

Don Manning Memorial Service Information

The  Memorial for Don Manning, long time KBOO jazz host, will take place this  Sunday September 21st, at Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capital Highway from  2:30 - 4:30 pm.

A jazz trio with Lee Reinoehl, piano, Nick Gefroh, drums, and unnamed bass player will play, and NIck says jazz musicians are invited to "bring their axes!" to honor Don's memory.

Don's family hopes the community will turn out and "make this a real sendoff for Don."

Don Manning hosted "Bebop Spoken Here" for more than 25 years on KBOO. He was a jazz drummer and loved to interview his Bebop heroes on the air.

You can listen to Nick Gefroh's on air tribute show at

William Dalton Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 09/17/2014
William Dalton is a Democrat and Working Party candidate for Oregon House District 19. He talked with Don Merrill about his passion for providing mental health services and how those skills will translate if he becomes a legislator, why he won his last shot at the legislature but bowed out of contention and how he thinks seniors may be the key to a successful reboot of education policy in Oregon. 29:11 minutes (26.71 MB)

Ryan Howard Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014
Ryan Howard is a Democrat and candidate for the Working Families party. He is running for Oregon State Senate in District 13. Don Merrill talked with him about why he wants to be a state senator, his views on urban growth boundaries and land use issues, and why he resists the adoption but not the intention of Ballot Measure 89, 29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)
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