A ruling this morning by the Federal Communication Commission to protect net neutrality has been praised as a victory by internet activists.
But although the debate about how best to protect net neutrality may have concluded this morning with the FCC’s new rules to govern the internet, some activists say that the battle may have only just begun.
The House Subcommittee on Commerce and Technology, which is chaired by Oregon Republican Greg Walden, met Wednesday.
At the meeting, Walden conveyed his fears that the designation of the internet as a utility will inspire a wave of litigation challenging that classification . 4:10 minutes (1.9 MB)
On Tuesday, February 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to proceed with a plan to close the last two public health clinics in the county and move those services to non-governmental providers. Health and Human Services director Marni Kuyl says the goal of the plan is to expand primary care to uninsured, low-income patients. The plan has proven controversial however, both in content and process, with many members of the medical community as well as advocates for farm laborers and immigrants fighting against the closures. KBOO reported on the opposition to the plan back in September.
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This is a audio interview with Mr. Kenneth Berry and his brother Mr. Kevin Berry who came into KBOO's studio on January 14, 2015 to talk about their legacy in the Martin Luther King Tribute celebrations, KBOO, and working in the community of Portland for over four decades. Make sure to listen all the way through as Mr. Ken Berry showcases his singing chops and piano playing talents!! 62:27 minutes (57.18 MB)
Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act Two – an introduction to Milton, the fourth, and least talented, Karamatzoh Brother. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes. But boy, can he sell furniture.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Grace, Rob, Galen, and the very talented fifth Karamatzoh Brother, Rolf Semprebon.
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The Independent Police Review Commission of Portland (IPR) has released the findings of its report on the alleged targeting of hip hop shows for code violations and police presence.
The Commission said that there is an appearance of discrimination, but stopped short of accusing the city of actually discriminating against hip hop performers and venues.
One of the artists interviewed for the investigation was Glenn Waco, a rapper from Saint Johns, who has also been active in the recent protests in Portland against police brutality and the grand jury decision in Ferguson Missouri and New York City.
KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Glenn Waco this afternoon about the IPR’s report. 9:38 minutes (8.82 MB)