A group of activists locked down in front of Pacificorp in downtown Portland today. The protest was meant to draw attention to the environmental damage caused by Pacificorp-owned dams throughout Oregon. KBOO’s Kurt Ackerson has more
U.S. Senator for Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall meeting in Portland today to hear community response to the war in Iraq.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local activist Martha Odom, who attended the town hall.
This program, hosted by Frann Michel, features a round table discussion about transportation issues in the Portland area with Bill Resnick and local transportation activists. Denise Morris reviews the movies about organic farming "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." Jay Thiemeyer reviews "Children of War" by P.W. Singer. The Movie Moles JanHaaken and Frann Michel review the documentary "War Made Easy."
A community radio station serving the South-west township, or Soweto, in South Africa, is currently facing a crisis in governance.
The station began during the anti-apartheid movement in the late 1980s, and became a voice for the oppressed people living in the townships of South Africa.
Now, a corporate coalition led by South African Breweries is attempting to turn the community station into a commercial enterprise.
KBOO spoke with community media supporter and anti-apartheid activist David Mathebula from South Africa by phone
In this year's legislative session, the Oregon State Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on fixing Measure 37, a rural development bill which would drastically alter the Oregon landscape. This November voters will have a chance with Measure 49 to change the impact of Measure 37. Supporters of Measure 49 say they will need a large turnout to get it passed. KBOO's Stephanie Potter spoke with Ben Unger of the Yes on 49 campaign.