Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Dismantling the Prison-Industrial Complex

Air date: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Dismantling the prison-industrial complex special program
10:00 McLaren youth poetry slam
10:30 -11 Ramona Africa - the sole survivor of the bombing of the Move house by Philadelphia police on May 13th, 1985

11 am - Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World
with James Patrick Jordan- Alliance for Global Justice

Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery: JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin

Air date: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Law and Disorder Conference recording 2014
More people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails than in any other country in the world. With just five percent of the world’s population, America has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population.

This workshop examines how the “war” on drugs led to the current mass imprisonment of people of color, who comprise half of the over two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails; how mass imprisonment has devastated poor and low income communities of color; why mass imprisonment is slavery; and proposes how to organize people of color to fight to end mass imprisonment.

Thom Hartmann: The Crash of 2016 and what we can do about it

Air date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thom Hartmann speaks in Portland
To cap off our all-day special on Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda, we'll hear radio host and author Thom Hartmann recorded recently in Portland talking about "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America and What We Can Do to Stop It."

Fighting the Neo-liberal Agenda

Air date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO
We'll get the first report-back from our investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council on legislation and legislators in the state of Oregon.  Some of the team will provide reports from the Spring meeting of ALEC in Kansas City May 2 - 4.

The day will also include a talk by Seattle's socialist city council member Kshama Sawant, recorded in Portland on April 24th and a talk by Nomi Prins, author of "All the President's Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," also recorded on April 24th.

Crypto-Country: The Wild Wild Works

Air date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Crypto-Country, the Core Infrastructure Initiative and Crypto Parties

Crypto-Country: The Wild Wild Works

“Is Open Source underfunded and up for grabs? Here’s Stephen Vaughan-Nichols   for Linux and Open Source .
 “To help fix the cash flow problem, a dozen top technology companies, including Amazon, IBM, Intel, and VMware, joined forces with The Linux Foundation to form the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII)”. –
Richard Stallman the creator of GNU and the real author of the Free Software Movement has other ideas.
If Open Source software is central to encryption/decryption, why are we letting the wolves in the front door when they already hold the keys to the back door?

5/7 - A Way Forward for Israel-Palestine

Air date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
A special program on how we can achieve peace with justice
With the breakdown of peace talks, expansion of settlements, and harsh rhetoric currently passing for 'dialogue' in the Israel-Palestine conflict, it's sometimes hard to have hope that this entrenched conflict can come to a peaceful resolution.

On this special program, we'll show you that there is still reason to hope.  Max Blumenthal, Miko Peled, and Ali Abunimah are all deeply involved in this issue, and all have this in common: they believe that there will be peace with justice in Israel-Palestine in our lifetimes.

We'll bring you the voices of an Israeli, a Palestinian and an American who are on the frontlines in the struggle for a just peace in Israel-Palestine.

Mayday! Mayday! A report on the state of the working class

Air date: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Mayday report by KBOO reporters

Mayday! Mayday!  It's a special report on the state of the working class in the Portland area, and across the country -- featuring an exclusive interview and talk by John Nichols on 'Dollarocracy'.  Plus we'll have a special edition of the Evening News with live reports from the rallies in Portland and Salem, and reports from Mayday !!

more info:
28th Amendment National Roadshow - in Portland this Sunday May 4th


Live forum with candidates for U.S. Representative in Oregon

Air date: 
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Live candidate forum

Candidate forum with candidates for representative for US Congress:

Anita Brown Democrat Representative in Congress District 5
James Buchal Republican Representative in Congress District 3
Charles F Vulliet Democrat Representative in Congress District 2

Oregon governor candidate forum

Air date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Oregon governor candidate forum

Live forum with candidates for Oregon governor, hosted by Don Merrill.
Participating candidates:

Darren Karr Republican
Mae Rafferty Republican

Oregon legislative candidate forum

Air date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Live on-air forum with state legislative candidates

Live forum with candidates for the Oregon state legislature, hosted by KBOO's Don Merrill.
Tonight's forum will include the following candidates:
Dan Shaw Democrat State Representative District 42
Don Gavitte Democrat State Representative District 42
Joe Rowe Democrat State Representative District 44
John Sweeney Democrat State Representative District 42
Kathleen O'Brien Democrat State Representative District 42
Michael H Harrington Republican State Representative District 44
Natasha Bjornsen Democrat State Representative District 2
Scott A Mills Democrat State Representative District 18
Tom Sincic Democrat State Representative District 45


Ala' Jaradat on the issue of Palestinian political detainees

program date: 
Fri, 11/27/2009

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Ala' Jaradat of the Palestinian prisoner support organization Addameer, about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees - including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.

  • Length: 58:26 minutes (53.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

program date: 
Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

Repealing the Death Penalty: What Oregonians can Learn from New Mexico

program date: 
Thu, 10/29/2009

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico? Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

Homemade Energy: Hydrogen

program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

This is a 30 minute discussion on the subject of homemade energy: hydrogen or HHO hybriding in cars and in the house. The possibilities of homemade hydrogen fuel are introduced in this discussion. The guest is "Tater Waynes", who has much to say about his own designs. We go in to what he has learned with two years of building and installing units, mostly for internal combustion. He produces a series of videos at youtube.com/wayneman1234. The interviewer is Sean Ongley.

Author Tracy Kidder: "Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness"

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Thu, 10/08/2009

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder about his latest  nonfiction work: Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness.  The book is about a young medical student named Deo who escaped genocidal civil war in Burundi in 1994, immigrated to the United States and returned to his native country to build a medical clinic. To learn more about the work of Deo's clinic, Village Health Works, or to donate, visit them at http://villagehealthworks.org .   Tracy Kidder is also author of Soul of a New Machine, and Mountains Beyond Mountains, about the work of Paul Farmer.

Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

program date: 
Wed, 10/07/2009

Paul Cienfuegos disscusses how "anti-corporate activists" must stop battling corporations through the regulatory agencies. Instead it's time to flex muscles and become  "We The People" - with constitutional authority over our government & corporate  entities with the legal capacity to define what corporations are rather than just regulate what they do.  Cienfuegos spoke in Portland Friday, Oct 2 at the Econvergence Northwest Regional Gathering on the Economic and Ecological Crisis.  He and Mari Margil, Associate Director of the Environmental Lega Defense Fund, also took questions from the audience.  This talk aired on KBOO on Oct 7, 2009.

Board Candidate Forum, Part II.

program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

 KBOO Community Radio Board of Elections Interviews, Tuesday, September 8th, 2009.

Board Candidate Forum - Part 1

program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

 Part one of a two-part forum with the candidates for KBOO's Board of Directors.  This forum includes Marty Soerman and Judy Fiestal.

From the Archives: Nikki Giovanni

program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

Here at KBOO, we're slowing digging through our archives to bring hidden gems to light in the digital era.  While much of our archived audio is on reel-to-reel, we have some newer work on CD format that we're currently unearthing. 

Here's a great example: Nikki Giovanni's 2002 appearance at Clark College.  In addition to some great readings of her poems, she speaks candidly about slavery, Mars, aliens, black holes, and the Panama Canal.

Audio also available on the Free Music Archive.

Monday Morning Radiozine FAMILY BUSINESS with Anna Keith Soderberg

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

Anna Keith Soderberg interviews Dixie Whetsell, BS, IBCLC from the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank about the importance of human milk and the new milk bank forming in Portland, OR.


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