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Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace

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Mon, 05/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace
(More Talk Radio is off for Memorial Day today.)

Instead we'll hear a special sound collaboration called "Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace." Original music and hip hop beats were written for specially selected voices of Peace, Justice, Equality and Freedom from the vast programs in the Pacifica Radio Archives.

Voices include Dennis Kucinich, Maxine Waters, Michael Moore, Greg Palast, Tariq Ali, Thich Nhat Hanh, Angela Davis, and Gore Vidal.

Say It Loud: New Songs For Peace was a collaboration between the Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium, consisting of two Los Angeles based musicians Gomez and Frank Aragon, and Pacifica Radio Archive Senior Producer Mark Torres.

5/14 - Tribute to Eve's Garden

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Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tribute to Eve's Garden
Eve's Organic Garden Tribute plus extra features

Tribute to "Eve's Garden"

"Eve's Garden" was a KBOO program from the late 70's until the late '80s. It was hosted by Annabeth "Eve" Parker Jamieson, who died in early January. Eve's Garden informed Portlanders about organic gardening before many people knew about it. "Eve" interviewed knowledgable guests and opened the phone lines to take calls from area gardeners, from beginners to the very experienced.

Eve's daughter, Alexandra Jamieson, and her son, Brendan Jamieson, were both influenced by their mother's work. "Alex" became a vegan chef and was featured in the documentary "Super Size Me." Brendan helped with his mother's radio show as a young child.

Dismantling the Prison-Industrial Complex

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
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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

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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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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

http://movetoamendpdx.org/

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

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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

Audio

Getting to No Monsanto - from chemical weapons to your kitchen table

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program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

This podcast includes three interviews with Oregon residents who have stories to tell about Monsanto Chemical Corporation. It was originally broadcast over the air on KBOO.fm in Portland, Oregon on Friday, February 10th 2012 at 1:00 p.m. It was part of the all-day public affairs fund drive special on challenging corporate power.

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This program was painstakingly researched but may yet contain information which is incomplete. There may be inaccuracies herein which will be corrected based on reader feedback. Oversights and omissions can be corrected by YOUR research. Thank you for helping us get the facts on GMO products and their impacts on human health. (Skip to the end for food safety activist information).

Keywords  under discussion in this program include Transgene, GMO, Genetic_pollution, Reverse_transfection, terminator_gene, Agent_Orange, glyphosate, Roundup, AquAdvantage_Salmon, rBST, rGBH, dioxin, uniformity, Codex_Alimentarius, PCB, brinjal, Knockout_mouse, Oncomouse, Enviropig, Knockout_rat, MON_809, MON_810, MON_863, Amflora, Golden_rice, Roundup_Ready, Vistive_Gold, Fish_tomato, Flavr_Savr, Bt_cotton, tobacco, Arabidopsis, Canola, Brinjal, Rose, Glofish, Ice-minus_bacteria, Hepatitis_B, Onyx-015, Biolistics, Agrobacteria, Transfection, Electroporation, Microinjection, Viral_transformation, Lipofection, Recombinant_DNA, Transgenesis, Cisgenesis, Pharming, Gene_therapy, Genetic_enhancement, Gene_knockout, Gene_knockdown, Gene_targeting, Transgene, Genetic_pollution, Cloning, Stem_cell 

Get current Monsanto Chemical Company Details from Wikipedia or from the official Monsanto website

Current board of directors (February 2012) includes influential people like the president of South Dakota State University, and high-level executives from companies including McDonald’s, the Sara Lee Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, investment firm GenNx360 Capital Partners, Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, the biotechnology firm MPI Research, and two executives from Health Technology Networks.

Corporate governance and broader economic impacts

Explore the power, wealth and influence concentrated on Monsanto’s board of directors:

http://www.ranker.com/list/notable-monsanto-employees/reference

http://theyrule.net/ use this website to see the breadth of Monsanto’s corporate influence

Regulating and Governing Bodies

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

United Nations

Codex Alimentarius

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Monsanto Products, Brands and Subsidiaries:

Dekalb - GMO seed for corn, grain sorghum, alfalfa, spring and winter canola)

Genuity - GMO soybeans, cotton, canola and sugarbeets

Seminis - home garden seed brands

Asgrow - GMO soybeans

Deltapine - GMO cotton

WestBred - GMO Wheat

Brinjal - GMO eggplant

Celebrex - from the Pharmacia medical research division of Monsanto

 

Home Garden Products from Monsanto

herbicides and pesticides including RoundUP (glyphosate)

GMO seed

 

Petrochemicals and Petroleum Byproducts (historical)

polystyrene

polyurethane

elemental phosphorus (Idaho Soda Springs Plant)

glyphosate (RoundUp, other herbicides)

Agent Orange

 

Biosciences and Genetics

farm animals (GMO)

food crops (GMO seed)

agrifuel crops

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

 

Military and High Technology

The Manhattan Project

Agent Orange

 

Historical Monsanto Products (Spinoffs, Subsidiaries, and Brands)

NutraSweet - artificial sweetener (formerly Aspartame from Serle)


Legislative and Political Initiatives by Monsanto

patent law (especially genetics)

farm policy (subsidies)

environmental regulation (groundwater contamination)

health care (biomedical research and development)

food labeling (GMO warning in labeling not required by FDA)

Controversies involving Monsanto

GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms (plant and animal genomic manipulation)

Terminator seeds

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

Environmental Pollution (i.e. PCB pollution in Anniston, Alabama)


Documentaries and Films about GMO Food (alphabetical)

Earthlings

Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

The Future of Food

Jimmy's GM Food Fight

King Corn

Meat the Truth

We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjd7b4lHRl8 (from youtube)

The World According to Monsanto

Youtube | site search for Monstanto


Books on GMO Technology

The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply

First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Genetically Engineered FoodsGenetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk? The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

Seeds of Destruction


Articles, Authors, and Activists focusing on Monsanto

Consumer’s Union | Consumers Union Calls on U.S. to Support Genetically Modified Organic Consumer’s Association | Millions Against Monsanto - site search: Monsanto

Union of Concerned Scientists | Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture

Greenpeace | Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

Vanity Fair | Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Beyond Toxics | Safe Public Spaces Project

LittleSis.org | search term: Monsanto

Living on Earth | Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway

Michael Pollan | The High Price of Cheap Food Mealpolitik over lunch with Michael Pollan

Natural News |

Exposed: Genetically-modified salmon found to be contaminated with infectious salmon anemia

OpenSecrets.org | search term: Monsanto

Common Dreams | Monsanto, Agent Orange Creator, Returns To Vietnam

Bill McKibben | Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Vandana Shiva on GMOs |  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p32Iq6akmpo

PETA | Consumers Trust PETA More Than Factory Farmers

India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant | Forbes

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields | True Activist

NPR | Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

OPB (NPR) | Tests reveal herbicides in Oregonians’ urine

Grist - Clare Leschin-Hoar | Feds Help GMO Salmon Swim Upstream

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/6-things-you-should-know-about-the-triangle-lake-p/

http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/residents-west-of-eugene-recieve-herbicide-test-re/

http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/users/Amy%20Merwin/

http://geke.us/MonsantoVenn.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/01/30

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/03-2

 Educational and Activist Organizations

Consumer’s Union

Food Labeling Agreement

Forestland Dwellers | Western Oregon

Ocean Conservancy | GMO Salmon

Organic Consumers Association Millions Against Monsanto campaign

Pitchfork Rebellion | Western Oregon

Unions of Concerned Scientists

Combat Monsanto (U.K.)


links missing from this site are an oversight which can be addressed to the page publisher.

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Fred Magdoff, "What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism."

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Mon, 02/06/2012

On a special combined version of Presswatch and Fight the Empire hosts Theresa Mitchell and Per Fagereng speak with author and professor Fred Magdoff about his book "

What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism

," co-authored with John Bellamy Foster.

A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment is a manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Environmental and economic scholars Magdoff and Foster contend that the struggle to reverse ecological degradation requires a firm grasp of economic reality. Going further, they argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power—no matter how “green”—are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.

What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism tackles the two largest issues of our time, the ecological crisis and the faltering capitalist economy, in a way that is thorough, accessible, and sure to provoke debate in the environmental movement.

Fred Magdoff is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. His most recent books include Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal (edited with Brian Tokar), The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know (with Michael Yates), and The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (with John Bellamy Foster). John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and author of The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet, The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff), Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism Versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present (with Brett Clark and Richard York), Ecology Against Capitalism, Marx’s Ecology, and The Vulnerable Planet.

  • Length: 36:07 minutes (33.07 MB)
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David Graeber on his book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

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Tue, 01/24/2012

Joe Clement speaks with David Graeber, professor, author and activist, about his book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Graeber shows that 5,000 years ago, during the beginning of the agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

With the passage of time, however, virtual credit money was replaced by gold and silver coins—and the system as a whole began to decline. Interest rates spiked and the indebted became slaves. And the system perpetuated itself with tremendously violent consequences, with only the rare intervention of kings and churches keeping the system from spiraling out of control.

David Graeber speaks in Portland, Tuesday January 24th at 8pm, at The Alberta Rose Theatre. The event is presented by Reading Frenzy.

DAVID GRAEBER teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People, and Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. He has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review.

More information about Debt: The First 5,000 Years is available at Books on KBOO

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Interview with Youth Film Makers from Outside In about their screening on Jan. 30th.

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Thu, 01/19/2012

For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.

On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.

This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.

A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.

Outside In helps homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Guerilla Theatre is a creative peer education program that facilitates internship opportunities in the arts and is part of CHAT pdx, a coalition dedicated to Curbing HIV/AIDS transmission among high-risk minority youth in partnership with the Cascade Aids Project. Films were made with support from Portland Youth Media.

  • Length: 27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Economic Autonomy, Racial Injustice, War and Moving Beyond the Dream

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Mon, 01/16/2012
Today's Talk Radio is pre-empted for a special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day produced by Jamilah Bourdon

"as we approach the official celebration of martin luther king jr.'s life, we spend another year of reflection on what the dream he spoke of means to us.  in the midst of this conversation, we tend to neglect his observations on the injustices of war and economic equalities- issues which still resonate to this day. 

join us as we feature portions of dr. king's speeches regarding economic autonomy, the connections between racial injustice and war; and the need to move beyond a dream into a reality."

  • Length: 58:32 minutes (53.59 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/11

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program date: 
Fri, 12/30/2011

Dr. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and author, talks about his latest book, "21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health." He spoke at Powell's City of Books in September. His talk was recorded by Mel Reslor.

More information about 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart is available on Books on KBOO.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/24/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011
John Trudell speaks on "For Future Generations," a talk with poetry recorded on June 12th, 1998 at Westminister Church in Northeast Portland.

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell's wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, "to stay connected to this reality."

In 1982, Trudell began recording his poetry to traditional Native music and in 1983 he released his debut album Tribal Voice on his own Peace Company label. Trudell then teamed up with the late legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. Together, they recorded three albums during the 1980's. The first of these, AKA Graffiti Man, was released in 1986 and dubbed the best album of the year by Bob Dylan. AKA Graffiti Man served early notice of Trudell's singular ability to express fundamental truths through a unique mix of poetry, Native music, blues and rock.

  • Length: 58:29 minutes (53.54 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/11

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Tue, 11/29/2011
 

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of "The Nation," about her new book, "THE CHANGE I BELIEVE IN: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama." Vanden Heuvel offers her vision of how it is still possible to forge a politics of conviction.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is the Editor and Publisher of "The Nation." She is a frequent television commentator on American and international politics and writes a weekly online column for the Washington Post. Her blog, “Editor’s Cut,” appears at www.thenation.com.

  • Length: 41:21 minutes (37.85 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/24/11

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Thu, 11/24/2011

Presswatch & A Deeper Look  join together for this Thanksgiving Day Special: Occupy Portland; A Mess or a Success? Hosts Theresa Mitchell and Linda Olson-Osterlund will be joined in the Studio by Kate, an Occupy camper and young mother. Call in to join the discussion.

  • Length: 56:09 minutes (51.41 MB)
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1st congressional District candidate debate

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program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (55.39 MB)
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