Local Issues

19 May 2014 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014

Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this episode, which includes a discussion of the fight for the $15/hour minimum wage in Portland and beyond, a report on economics students around the world demanding alternatives to failed neoclassical orthodoxies, a review of a memoir of life in the West, and a discussion of the use of Title IX to address sexual violence on college campuses.

Bill Resnick talks with Justin Norton-Kertson about the Portland campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour
53:12 minutes (24.35 MB)

Fight for 15 in Portland

program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
Bill Resnick talks with organizer Justin Norton-Kertson about the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. They discuss the benefits of raising the floor for all workers and preserving social welfare spending for those unable to work, as well as the origins of the movement in Chicago, its victories in SeaTac and Seattle, and the relation between the national and local campaigns, both of which have excellent websites (https://www.15now.org/ and http://www.15nowpdx.org/). They discuss recent actions in Portland and the kinds of solidarity workers can show without risk to their jobs. 20:17 minutes (9.28 MB)

Jason Yates Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014
Jason Yates is running for US Congress in the 1st District. He talked with Don Merrill about how he has basic faith in the media despite how media professionals may have their own biases, how the Second Amendment assumes the citizenry will have guns not allow them to have guns and why 39 years is long enough for Republicans to be in the minority in Oregon. *These conversations are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 28:22 minutes (25.97 MB)

HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Anita Brown Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
Anita Brown is a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. She talked with Don Merrill about how she believes that everyone should have the right to own but not necessarily carry guns into public spaces, how gay marriage is a civil rights issue and how she would engage colleagues who disagree with her facts with "love". *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.
29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)

The Confessional on 05/19/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Alissa Keny Guyer Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2014
Alissa Keny Guyer is a Democrat running for re-election in Oregon House District 46. She talked with Don Merrill about her eagerness to work on issues related health disparaties for people of color, her concern over the corrupting influence of lobbying groups on her colleagues and her anticipation that in light of the departures from the legislature, she will see more players on the field working to score for her progressive team. *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.
28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)

Wally Hicks Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014
Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *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. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Kathleen O'Brien Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size.  *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.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

Gordon Challstrom Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 05/16/2014

Gordon Challstrom is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how if Oregonians chose to overturn the 2004 same-sex Constitutional amendment, he would follow their wishes as the chief executive, how a variety of political problems are dogging Governor Kitzhaber and how, a drone that flies too low might be on the receiving end of a shotgun shell.  *These interviews are part of a project inviting all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 27:52 minutes (25.51 MB)
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