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Eric McDavid - victim of FBI entrapment

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Short Description: 
Environmental activist who served 9 years in prison for 'thought crime'
KBOO presents an exclusive interview with newly-released 'Green Scare' prisoner Eric McDavid.

After serving 10 years for a wrongful conviction of “conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive”, Eric was set free due to the government’s withholding of key evidence about how he may have been entrapped by an FBI agent.

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KBOO's Artists in Residence present their work

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Short Description: 
Works produced by artists-in-residence at KBOO
Listen to the pieces produced through KBOO's Artist in Residence program.

The goals of the KBOO Artist Support Program are to support and invest in individuals who are pushing themselves artistically using sound, whose work will impact the cultural landscape of Portland, and to bring those artists into the dynamic KBOO community of local, national, and international artists and activists.


From 11:30 - Noon, we'll hear from Tessie Word, the 2014 KBOO Artist in Residence. She created the sound piece "Convergence"  during her residency.

Edward E. Baptist: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Edward E. Baptist on his recent book The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward. E. Baptist talks about his 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  The book elucidates the origins of capitalism in the US and its inextricable links to the exploitation and torture of millions of slaves in the American South.  Forcing readers to come face to face with the violence and abuse at the heart of American power, Baptist offers us a story that confronts head on mainstream narratives of our nation's economic history. 

A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

Air date: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
An in-depth look at the history, role and political influence of police unions
A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Michael Slate show

Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
On Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger of Climate Change
Today we present a special program – the Michael Slate show.
We'll hear about Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger Facing Humanity and the Planet Due to Climate Change 

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
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Mothers of men of color killed by police speak out and demand police accountability

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

On December 10th WPFW, Pacifica Radio in Washington DC, aired a live broadcast of a 
Congressional briefing featuring the mothers of young men of color who were killed by police. The briefing was co-sponsored by House of Representative members Conyers, Ellison, Johnson, Jackson Lee, and Rangel.

The speakers are 

In Context War Report

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
Notes: Credits:

The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

Air date: 
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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