KBOO Audio Archives

Nine New York Activists call Necessity Defense on behalf of the Environment

News In Depth
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Thu, 01/21/2016
          Here in the Northwest we know about the Delta Five—the five Washington activists who in September blocked a mile-long oil train calling attention to the danger extraction industries have on the environment.  They invoked the Necessity Defense claiming that their actions were justified and necessary due to the overwhelming threat of climate change.
          Across the continent Nine activists in New York State attempt the same defense for an action which took place in November to stop work on a Natural Gas Pipeline set to run through the state.  KBOO’s Jared Dancler brings us this in-depth story.
  13:40 minutes (25.04 MB)

As Bundy gang heightens tensions in Burns community: What's at stake in the Malheur takeover?

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Wed, 01/20/2016
Today's guests are Linda Neale, co-founder of the Earth and Spirit Council and great-grandchild of Harney County homesteaders; and Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director of Portland Audobon. 

We discuss the complex and somewhat bewildering situation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. 

Further reading on the subject:


55:23 minutes (76.06 MB)

The Confidence Game

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Sun, 01/17/2016
Maria Konnikova is the author of the book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time. Maria’s articles have appeared online and in print in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for the New Yorker and formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for the Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Her previous book, Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes, was a New York Times bestseller. 28:34 minutes (18.3 MB)

Abortion Rights Movement Today

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Mon, 01/18/2016
Jan Haaken interviews Carole Joffe., professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and author of path-breaking books on the abortion rights movement and anti-choice politics. She gives her take on the State of the Abortion Rights movement (playing on Obama's talk to the nation on Tuesday), including a recent wave of creative organizing among young people--and groups like All Above All
13:24 minutes (9.2 MB)

Revolution and Religion

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Mon, 01/18/2016
Joe Clement presents an audio-montage of music, reading, commentary, and other spoken word clips on the theme of religion and revolution. 24:39 minutes (16.93 MB)

Teaching the Real Martin Luther King

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Mon, 01/18/2016
On this day commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Old Mole Bill Resnick is joined by Jesse Hagopian to talk about how King has been made into a harmless campaigner against racial injustices that are no longer with us. Hagopian teaches at Garfield High School in Seattle where he has developed lesson plans for teaching the radical MLK who stood firmly against the Vietnam war and against capitalism. He has also led the movement against high stakes testing in the schools. For more about him, see his website and blog 14:06 minutes (9.69 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 130

Upside Downtrodden
program date: 
Fri, 01/15/2016



We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let Scott Mullin and Sean Namanny help set you free. They'll inspire you to think critically, feel deeply, and ask questions. Turning power inside out never sounded so good!

60:44 minutes (34.75 MB)

Tom Boyd, Lusting For Infinity

Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 01/17/2016
They went into the wilderness to discover religion.  What is it all about?  Why are people religious?  The adventure is recounted in Dr. Tom Boyd's, Lusting For Infinity:  A Spiritual Odyssey.   Dr. 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

Portland Reservoir Destruction is on Unstable Legal Grounds: Council Fights to keep documents secret.

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/14/2016
Portland Mayor Hales rushed an unusual item on council agenda yesterday:
Authorize the City Attorney to institute proceedings challenging the District Attorney’s Order in the petition of Mark Bartlett: 10 minutes requested
It turns out that Mr Bartlett had a request for information denied by the city; last week the Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill ordered the city to disclose the information; and yesterday city council voted 4-1 in favor of Hale’s proposal: to use tax payer money to fight the release of 25 year old public information.  
According to documents received by KBOO, what is at stake is the legality of the on-going destruction of Portland’s open reservoirs at Washington Park and Mt Tabor.
  14:46 minutes (13.53 MB)
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