Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable announced their intention to merge today and the proposed forty five billion dollar deal is expected to draw scrutiny from both the justice department and the federal communications commission.
Media Reform advocacy group Free Press issued a scathing response to the potential alliance, referring to the acquisition as disastrous in their call on regulators and the justice department to block the merger.
KBOO reporter Robin Ryan spoke with the watchdog group about what to expect in terms of timing as well as how those opposed can take action to put a stop to these two media conglomerates joining forces. 6:28 minutes (5.93 MB)
This is the full (1 hour, 18 min.) version of the panel discusion on The History of the Gay Press in Portland, a presentation examining the power of the LGBT press to inform and celebrate the LGBT community in Portland, featuring Renee LaChance and Rupert Kinard.
Gene Luen Yang writes and illustrates award winning graphic novels for adults and kids. He tells us about the controversy surrounding his most viewed "The Last Airbender" comic, and about the inspiration behind his latest companion novels, "Boxers" and "Saints".
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 12:05 minutes (11.07 MB)
Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw, two very well-known local non-profit leaders begin their stewardship at KBOO later this month. They’ll share the duties of Station Manager.
Monica plans to focus on KBOO’s financial well-being while Mic looks forward to working closely with personnel — both paid staff and volunteer programmers. In a joint statement, the two expressed eagerness at the prospect of team management: “We would each hold responsibility for parts of the position that best utilized our strengths, skills and interests and support each other in fulfilling those parts.”