Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends

Air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Short Description: 
Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends
Mic Crenshaw interviews ANEESAH FURQAN about a series of community events called Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends coming up September 11th-13th. 


This 3-day event at 3 venues:

9/11 Friday Interfaith Gathering@PDX Masjid Jumah Services Noon - 2:00 pm;

9/12 Saturday Afternoon Tea~Women's Honoree Awards Presentation Ceremony, with The Lady Grace J. of Guyana. Noon-3:00 pm, PCC Cascadia; Hazel Wollford Guyana Inst of Hist Resr;

9/13 Sunday Prayer Warriors Breakfast Commitment Ceremony 10:00 am -1:00pm, PDX Celebration Tabernacle*.

KBOO Special: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

Air date: 
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Archival audio and interviews
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we take a look back at the horror of the event itself and the government's response.  We'll also look at how the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas now look, ten years later.

QTPOC Talk on 07/28/15

Air date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
LGBTQA public affairs

This is the pilot episode of a new show: QTPOCTalk.
The show features two local members of Portland’s Queer and Trans Communities of Color (QTPOC).  The goal is to increase support for Portland’s Queer and Trans Communities of Color and the intersectionality of these identities. This show will act as a medium for uplifting the narratives of Portland's QTPOC community by providing updates, interviews and reporting national news pertaining to a Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) demographic.

We want to know what you think of this new show - contact KBOO's News Director to give your feedback.

Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance

Air date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Short Description: 
Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance

Host Sam Bouman speaks with Bret Diamond of the Benton Food Freedom campaign for Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance, which creates rights relating to agriculture and prohibits genetically engineered organisms.

Air Cascadia is off today.

Ona MOVE - 30th anniversary of the police bombing of the MOVE family

Air date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Police violence against people of color - unabated for 30 years
Thirty years have passed since the Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the home of the Family Africa, killing five children and six adults.  Sixty one homes were destroyed in the fire started by the police bombing of the MOVE house.

May 13th, 1985 is a day that lives in infamy -- but most Americans have never heard of the MOVE bombing.

KBOO will take this opportunity to reflect back on the extreme violence used by police and federal authorities against people of color who rise up, and look at the current situation -- it seems not much has changed in thirty years....

From the MOVE website:

Mayday! redux 2015

Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Fighting back against the oppressors
Mayday! Mayday!  Workers, immigrants, people of color all under attack in the U.S. right now!  Tune in on Wednesday May 6th for a Mayday redux - including audio from Portland's Mayday on Friday May 1st!

Be sure to support KBOO during our spring membership drive - Call 877-500-KBOO from May 6th to 16th to support the station that provides a voice for the voiceless in our community!

Anniversary of Oso mudslide

Air date: 
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
KBOO investigates unanswered questions about Oso mudslide
This weekend marks the one year anniversary of a catastrophic mudslide in Oso Washington that killed forty three people.  A year later, many questions about the mudslide and what led up to it have still not been answered.
This Friday March 20th, KBOO Radio will have a special program from 8 am to noon to look into the geology and human activities that led up to the slide, and the lessons that can be learned from the disaster.  

The 17th Homelessness Marathon

Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:00pm - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am
Short Description: 
America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty
 The 17th Homelessness Marathon
America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty will broadcast live from Sarasota, FL, starting at 5p.m., on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and ending 13  hours later, at 6a.m.on Wednesday, February 18th.

Call in numbers for the broadcast will be-

If you're housed or homeless: 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398)

If you're homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you're about to be homeless, you can also call: 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688)

DeGentrify Portland

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Fighting Back against the economic and racial forces of displacement
DeGentrify Portland  Project Coordinator Sharita Towne joins KBOO's Mic Crenshaw to talk about the changing face of north Portland, the cost to the community of gentrification, and how people are organizing to resist it.  We'll also hear excerpts from the films produced by the participants in DeGentrify Portland  that address the topic of gentrification and changing neighborhoods in Portland.

Winona LaDuke: Grassroots Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Winona LaDuke on the preservation of tribal lands

Recording of a talk by Winona LaDuke for Portland State of Mind: Campus Sustainability Day at Portland State University. In this keynote address, Winona LaDuke discusses sustainable food growing practices as well as indigenous perspectives and grassroots strategies for mitigating climate change.

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year.


Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”

The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

Participants in order of their appearance are:

Chris Schreiner Oregon Tilth’s
Quality Control Director

Anne Berblinger from Gales Meadow

Karl Kupers Market Director of
Shepard’s Grain

And Wendy Rankin from Oregon’s
Public Health Institute


You have been listening to a
discussion panel that was part of the conference about food systems
sustainability titled:  “Planting
Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.”

To learn more about the report and
other work of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan studies, view the web site


Interview: Steve Wax, author of Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War on Terror

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

   Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.

Brandon Mayfield, an attorney from Beaverton, Oregon was wrongly accused of particpating in the Madrid train bombings of 2004. As his public defender Steve Wax takes us from his arrest through his eventual vindication. The book also tells the story of Adel Hassan Hamad a Sudanese charity worker wrongly accused of being an Al Quaeda member who spent over five years locked in Guantanamo until Steve and his team were able to win his release. 

Interview: Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.

OPAL Students and the Voice For Empowerment Project, Full Version

program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Students at De La Salle recently participated in a four week
workshop series as part of OPAL’s Voice For Empowerment Project.
OPAL (Organizing People-Activating Leaders)  is
a community organization formed in September 2005 that works for Environmental
Justice in the Portland metro area to support ignored communities that fight
against the oppression of pollution and social injustice. The Voice for
Empowerment project’s mission is to empower low-income youth from
undeserved communities to find their voice and use it as an instrument for
change. The students, a mixture of sophomores, juniors, and seniors used spoken
word poetry as a means of describing and challenging issues confronting their
This is the full version and includes all participants in the OPAL Program.

OPAL’s web address:  www.opalpdx.org


Emi Maclean, Attorney for the CCR: Full interview about Guantanamo Refugees

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 The full interview with Emi Maclean by Kboo Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Ms Maclean attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights talks in depth about her testimony before congress on behalf of refugees held in solitary confinement and the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Excerpts of this interview were used in the May 12th Kboo evening news feature Civil Liberties Watch. Find out about who the men are , why they are at Guantanamo and what needs to be done on their behalf. 

Debate of Secretary of State candidates

program date: 
Thu, 05/01/2008

The debate of the 3 leading democratic candidates for Oregon Secretary of State.

Interview with Author Susan F. Hirsch

program date: 
Fri, 04/04/2008

Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Susan F. Hirsch Author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity; Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice. The Author who was herself a victim of the 1998  bombing of American Embassy in Tanzania and whose husband was killed there discusses her book and her opposition to the upcoming Military Tribunal of Ahmed Ghailani accused in the attack.

The Angola 3 - Robert King Interview

program date: 
Thu, 04/03/2008

Portland Mayoral candidate debate

program date: 
Thu, 03/13/2008

Participating candidates include Sam Adams, Sho Dozono, Craig Gier, Beryl S. McNair and Chris Rich

(audio quality is bad at the beginning, then gets better)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

program date: 
Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)


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