Glen Phillips is a vocalist and guitarist for the alternative band Toad the Wet Sprocket. They broke up in 1998 and officially reunited in 2010 after playing a few tours as a band since 2006. Don Merrill talks with Glen Phillips about staying fresh as an artist, reuniting a broken up band and how the accident that almost ended his musical career taught him the importance of grace.
29:15 minutes (26.78 MB)
"The Race Monologues" are the popular student production and a highlight of the Lewis and Clark Multicultural Symposium. We feature recordings of six of the performers: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 26:17 minutes (24.06 MB)
Award winning author and journalist Andrew Lam tells us why he cofounded New American Media, which is a coalition of thousands of ethnic media outlets. His fiction and non-fiction writings, including "Birds of Paradise Lost", explore the interactions between the east and the west.
APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 17:21 minutes (15.88 MB)
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)
Conservative Casey Runyan, a candidate for Oregon's 9th House District, is multifacted. He served as a US Marine, he is the son of longtime Michigan school teachers and he has a passion for politics. As such, he is a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment. Don Merrill talked with Casey Runyan about statesmanship, the alienation of Oregon's Eastern region and why the central plank of his platform is at the center of the America he knows and loves. *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.
29:28 minutes (26.98 MB)
A coalition of Oregon environmental groups claimed victory after they reached a settlement with the state of Oregon, resulting in the cancellation of 28 timber sales in the Elliott, Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests. These lands include crucial habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet. KBOO's Evening News and Public Affairs director Jenka Soderberg spoke to Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands for more on the settlement. 8:47 minutes (8.04 MB)
The boycott of a Spokane bar has gone national, after the owner, Jamie Pendleton, refused to rename a drink named "Date Grape Koolaid." KBOO's Erin J. Bernard spoke to Taylor Malone, a Spokane resident who organized the boycott. 4:31 minutes (4.13 MB)
This morning, hundreds of students walked out of six Portland High Schools in solidarity with the Portland Association of Teachers' strike vote. The PAT reached an impasse in contract negotiations with the Portland Public Schools board on November 20, and the two sides have spent hundreds of hours in mediation since then over issues such as class sizes, salary increases and early retirement incentives. The 2900-member PAT will vote on whether to strike tonight at 7:00 pm at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Today's walkouts were organized by the Portland Student Union. KBOO's Jamie Partridge was on the scene at both Jefferson High School in North Portland and Cleveland High School in Southeast. 5:59 minutes (5.47 MB)