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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.

Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Short Description: 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges on US imperialism and capitalism
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, activist, and historian.  He is the best-selling author of a number of books including the 2012 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, in collaboration with Joe Sacco.  He has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than fifty countries, and was in 2002 awarded the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.  He has been a vocal critic of Israeli foreign policy and recent US wars in the Middle East, and is a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Audio

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 5/16

program date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012

In this episode...

Music by the Patchwork Family Band- "Boys in Blue"

A talk by Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

A talk with members of the Occupy Portland Food Team about Food Security

A special report by Joe Lino, highlighting the behavior of the Portland Police Bureau on May Day, 2012

More music from Barry Joe Stull

And Joe Lino talks with the Nurses Association, providers of the busses to Chicago for the NATO protest

 

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 3

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The final hour of the special features a lecture by Nora Barrows-Friedman, a journalist and staff editor for The Electronic Intifada, speaking about human rights issues in Palestine and their relation to the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 2

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The second hour of the special features a lecture by political science professor, author, and writer of The Angry Arab News Service blog As'ad AbuKhalil, who speaks on the United States' role in the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 1

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The first hour of the special features a lecture by student activist and cohost of KBOO's One Land Many Voices Wael Elasady, speaking on the ongoing revolt and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 3/21

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

In this episode...

 

An interview with S. Brian Willson outlining some of the historical events that the most recent occupations connect with. From the occupation of the colonists to Brian's personal recollections of occupying the U.S. Congress building during a 45 day hunger strike, we mention only a small part of the history of occupations in the United States. We discuss how effective occupations can be and how varied occupation activity can be!

We talk with organizers of the ongoing occupation of the Portland city hall, the End the Camping Ban Prayer Vigil, ongoing since December 1, 2011- the longest continuous occupation effort in recent years in Portland.

Joe Lino interviews members of the Portland Occupy Our School group.

We discuss the legal situation faced by arrestees associated with the Portland Occupy group.

We talk to the Occupy Portland Food Team about their ongoing efforts to promote and establish gardens across the city.

Music from Miriam's Well

and more!

  • Length: 59:04 minutes (27.04 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions

program date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Jenka Soderberg spoke about the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

  • Length: 20:32 minutes (18.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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program date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

  • Length: 83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

."

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Steve Hallett is an associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. His previous appointments include McGill University, Canada, and the University of Queensland, Australia.

John Wright is a journalist specializing in energy and environmental issues with over thirty-five years of experience. He is currently the Latin America news editor for Energy News Today, but has also worked for Knight-Ridder, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press. He is the author of The Obama Haters.

  • Length: 36:08 minutes (33.08 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Jeffrey Clements, author of 'Corporations are not People'

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

KBOO’s Joe Meyer interviews Jeffrey Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People  and Zac Brugman of Move to Amend and Alliance for Democracy.

They discuss corporate power in the United States with an empahsis on what you can do about it.

  • Length: 40:23 minutes (36.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ben Gotschall; Nebraska Rancher on the Fight to Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.

This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org

 

 

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