Local Issues

Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

program date: 
Wed, 05/14/2014
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)

GMO-Labeling Initiative Approved by State Supreme Court

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
After receiving the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court today, a group trying to get a GMO-labeling initiative on the November ballot is poised to begin gathering signatures.
For more on the initiative, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Sandeep Kaushik, a spokesman with Oregon Right to Know.
6:31 minutes (5.97 MB)

La Grande Domestic Violence Shelter Faces Demolition

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
A domestic violence shelter in La Grande Oregon is facing closure to make way for a new county courthouse in Union county.
Shelter From The Storm filed a litigation suit in April to seek resolutions that would minimize the impact of construction on the group’s facility.
KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright spoke to Shelter from the Storm’s director, Theresa Krauser, for more on the story.
5:29 minutes (5.02 MB)

sunlight is the best disinfectant (on Measure 26-156)


The Well-Read red has been reading the voter's pamphlet for Portland, and has done some additional reading about
Measure 26-156, which (in the words of the voters's pamphlet) "Amends Charter: Creates Water and Sewer District with Elected Board."

The Confessional on 05/12/14

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

The Jim Pepper Project: An Interview with Don Horn

program date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014
An interview with Don Horn, founder of Triangle Productions about their current play The Jim Pepper Project.

May 8 - 31, 2014

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees @ 2 pm

(no show Sunday, May 11)

Produced at
The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza
(1785 NE Sandy Blvd)

There will be two talk backs during the run which will be held after the Sunday May 18 and 25th performances facilitated by Donita Fry Portland Youth and Elders Council Coordinator of the NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER.
15:02 minutes (13.77 MB)

KBOO News Story on Jazz Timber Sale Protest at Mt. Hood Forest Headquarters

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014
In July, 2013, the forest watchdog group Bark filed a lawsuit challenging the Forest Service on the Jazz Timber Sale in the Clackamas Ranger District.
Bark’s lawsuit alleges that the forest Service did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the national Forest Management Act in its decision to log this geologically unstable watershed.
Despite active litigation, the Forest Service proceeded with entering into contracts with the Canadian timber giant Interfor to log parts of the sale.
Just last month, Federal District Judge Marco Hernandez dismissed Bark’s factual and legal challenges, deferring to the Forest Service’s claims that the sale is legal and allowing logging to continue. 5:30 minutes (5.03 MB)

Ted Roe Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014
Ted Roe is a Democrat who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 41.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he is a student of Thomas Jefferson regarding public service, why he doesn't want schools to be simply about teaching students to take tests and why Oregon needs to be better at attracting and retaining small business while making big business pay more of their fair share.  *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.   
29:44 minutes (27.22 MB)

Patti Milne Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014

Patti Milne is a Repubican running for the Oregon Senate seat in the 11th Dist.  She talked with Don Merrill about why public safety with regards to marijuana use and undocumented immigrants are among her highest priorities, why it makes no sense to single out organizations accused of lobbying if they provide a benefit to lawmakers and how the most important thing for her is getting all interests sitting down at the table to deal with Oregon's complex issues.  *This interview is part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:40 minutes (27.15 MB)
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