Local Issues

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2015

Host Paul Roland talks with Matt Landon of Vancounver Action Network on continuing efforts to halt the transport of dangerously flammable Bakken oil by train through the Pacific NW and to prevent the approval of the Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, as well as the more recently proposed New Star Terminal.

56:43 minutes (77.9 MB)

Brian Malte Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015
Brian Malte is the National Policy Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Both were started after former Reagan press secretary James Brady was shot and severely wounded by gunman John Hinkley in 1981.  March 30th will the the anniversary of that assassination attempt on the President, and Mr. Malte talked with Don Merrill about how there aren't as many federal gun laws as opponents like to claim,  if fears of insurrection are behind opponent's fight against gun restrictions and the real story behind green tipped ammo. 
29:46 minutes (27.25 MB)

The Confessional on 03/16/15

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Oregon Legislature Considers Aerial Pesticide Regulations

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
In Salem today, Oregon legislators considered a bill that will regulate the use of aerial herbicides which are sprayed from planes and helicopters in the state.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steve Peddery of Oregon Wild for more. 6:26 minutes (5.89 MB)

Lawsuit Filed Against Port of Seattle Over Shell Oil Deal

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s petitioners, about what prompted legal action and what concerns they have about the proposed lease. 5:13 minutes (2.39 MB)

Oregon Senate Hears Testimony on Right to Rest

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
Today, the Oregon Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood held a public hearing on the Right to Rest bill, which would override local bans on camping, sleeping on sidewalks, and sleeping in cars by people experiencing homelessness.
20:09 minutes (18.45 MB)

The Confessional on 03/09/15

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:00am - 3:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

In-Depth: Security Guard Harassment

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
An overzealous security guard has allegedly been harassing music festivalgoers in Oregon from as far back 2012. 
Several people have accused Joseph Hernandez of impersonating a sheriff, unlawful detainment, death threats and intimidation, theft, and harassment that borders on assault.
Their story is told to greater length, along with official documents, at beloved-festival-nightmare.blogspot.com.
KBOO reporters Niko Kwiatkowski and Sam Bouman filed this report about Hernandez and the little-known world of event security.
15:26 minutes (14.13 MB)

Rent Control Town Hall

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
The Portland branch of Socialist Alternatives hosted what was billed as a Rent Control Town Hall meeting at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland last night.

Activists, public servants, civil rights organizers, and concerned citizens all came to discuss the serious issue of rising rent costs and gentrification that is reshaping Portland.

KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with previous Mayoral candidate Nick Caleb about the evening’s discussion.
5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)

Washington County Initiative Proposes Term Limits

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
Activists in Washington County have filed an initiative to limit elected officials to two terms, in an effort to shake up the composition of the board.
Board Chairman Andy Duyck has been on the board for twenty-one years, and his fellow commissioner Roy Rogers has been on the board for thirty years and is one of the longest serving public officials in the state.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke with initiative sponsor Tom Black for more.
5:33 minutes (5.08 MB)
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