KBOO’s Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27 from noon - 4 pm at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St, Portland). Please join us to discuss the state of the station, hear key note speaker, Joanne Hardesty and enjoy music from Bajo Salario Collective Band. Light refreshments will be provided. Board candidate ballots will be accepted until 2:00pm and board election results will be announced at the end of the Annual Meeting. See you there!
Portland residents in two separate neighborhoods engaged in civil disobedience today to stop ancient trees from being cut down by developer Vic Remmers.
A neighborhood group in Southeast Portland has banded together to stop the cutting of two old-growth trees near 41st Avenue and Clinton Street. The trees are on a property owned by developer Vic Remmers.
Last month, Remmers’ company, Everett Custom Homes, demolished the single home on the lot, a structure that was built over 100 years ago. Remmers plans to build three new houses on the lot.
To make room for the new development, two of the four old-growth Douglas Firs on the lot, including the largest of the four, were cut down on Saturday.
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Jan Haaken talks with Patsy Kullberg (also an Old Mole), about her new novel, Girl in the River. The novel--a work of historical fiction--centers on the struggles of a fictional working class young woman, finding her way in the actual world of corruption, vice squads, and abortion politics in the mid-twentieth century in Portland. Jan talks with Patsy about what reproductive rights activists might learn from this period in Portland's history--and how novels contribute to our capacity to imagine that a better world is possible. 9:57 minutes (4.55 MB)
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? 57:37 minutes (79.13 MB)
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Tom Becker hosts this episode with segments featuring Jeremy Brecher on Climate Insurgency, Denise & Joe on Housing Justice, and readings on the cost of low wages and the radical promise of Reconstruction.
Denise Morris and Joe Clement discuss housing as a human right, the broad impact of rising housing costs, the Portland history of racism that has contributed to the current housing crunch, the struggle for sustainable solutions that go beyond isolated nuclear family homes, and the process of working together for a variety of remedies, including public housing, tenants unions, community land trusts, and more. In the end, Joe plays a "right to the city" rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
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Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.
This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)