How fair and democratic are "winner-take-all" elections? Rob Ritchie is the director of Fair Vote, and in this conversation he and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick discuss how most elections work against third-party candidates and how elections could be get more voices into the electoral arena. More information.
Mainstream gay organizations and the liberal media have spent millions campaigning for the end to "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the policy that prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the US military. Is that where the GLBT movement should be spending its money? Denise Morris hosts a discussion with Yasmin Nair and Ryan Conrad, both of the Against Equality Collective. Ryan is co-editor of Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars.
Brad Manning, a young, gay soldier imprisoned and accused of giving classified information to Wikileaks, has been abandoned by the mainstream GLBT movement. Why? Is it because he shows exactly why the military is not a place gays should be trying to get equal access to? Denise Morris reads from a piece by Larry Goldsmith, "Bradley Manning: Rich Man's War, Poor (Gay) Man's Fight."
Israel wants a war, but not with Iran, for that would lead to disaster. It would rather fight the Palestinians in Gaza -- again -- but Hamas is depriving the Israelis of good reasons. Uri Avnery explains how Hamas has stolen a war in this blog post, read here by the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Avnery is a founding member of Gush Shalom (peace bloc), independent movement in Israel.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
The next KBOO Board meeting will be on December 16th at 6 pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave.
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.