Well-read Red Frann Michel reads from Henry Giroux about neoliberalism, connecting the more unsustainable than usual mode of capitalist ideology and worldmaking to the defunding and alround attack on universities. In the latter half, she focuses on class struggle at Portland State University, highlighting who is causing the problems and who's organizing the solution. You can read it HERE.http://kboo.fm/content/neoliberalhighereducationparttwo 8:20 minutes (7.64 MB)
The movie moles review the PBS documentary "Pete Seeger: the power of song". They discuss the difficulties in venerating Seeger the person when he really wasn't about his own personal glory, how his combination of labor and music hearkens back to a more revolutionary labor movement, and more. . It will be playing at the Red and Black cafe February 26th at 7pm, as part of a Music for the Working Class Pete Seeger tribute night, which will also include music-making and stories. It can also be found online for free through the PBS website. 9:33 minutes (8.75 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Barbara Garson about writing people's conscious and not so conscious experiences of exploitation, domination and precariousness in the 20th and 21st Centuries. She's the author of "Down The Up Escalator: how the 99% live in the Great Recession", which you can get in print and audio form through the Multnomah County Library. 13:21 minutes (12.23 MB)
Arun Gupta is a freelance journalist and contributor to online publications such as Yes! magazine and the Guardian. He is the the founder of his own magazine, the Indypendent, and was one of the founding editors of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.
He also graduated from the French Culinary Institute, and cooked at the Savoy Restaurant in NYC. In his interview with KBOO, Arun talks about the road trip he took for his article in Yes! and then speaks more critically of the current state of fresh food in America.
48:50 minutes (61.98 MB)
Occupy Radio started as a KBOO webstream from the movement's camp before becoming a regular show. Jimmy Tardy gave us the scoop on the array of Occupy movement issues the show covers and how it came to the air during the "anti-authoritarian hour" every third (and sometimes fifth) Wednesday evening from 6 to 7pm.
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Erin Yanke's punk show, Life During Wartime has been on KBOO since 1995. How'd it start and how has it evolved? And what's with the name? Listen now and tune in to KBOO on Wednesday nights from 10 to midnight.
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The legalization of marijuana is back in the news.
In the past two years, businesses in the new legal marijuana industries in Washington State and Colorado have been unable to access banks or other financial institutions.
This prevents them from opening bank accounts, charging credit cards or taking out significant loans.
Today, the federal government made all of that easier.
KBOO Reporter Ryan Katz has more. 4:15 minutes (3.89 MB)
Tom Sincic has spent much of his life working as a family nurse practitioner. But this year, he decided to take his listening skills and focus them on needs he sees in the Oregon legislature. That's why he's running as a Democrat for a seat in House District 45. Don Merrill talked with Tom Sincic about the CRC, the effect of lobbying and why health care is at the center of Oregon's most pressing problems. *These interview are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:07 minutes (26.67 MB)
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)
Art Robinson is the president of the Oregon Republican Party and is competing as a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Oregon's 4th District against Democrat Pete Defazio. He talked with Don Merrill about issues ranging from Bitcoin to marijuana including lobbyist influence in lawmaking and business influence in school cirriculum. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:19 minutes (26.85 MB)