Record-breaking cold weather descended on the Northwest late last week and intensified over the weekend.
Many cities across Oregon set record lows by Sunday night and temperatures aren’t expected to rise above forty degrees until Wednesday, according to current forecasts.
KBOO Reporter Ross Freeman Levin spoke with Steve Pierce, the owner of Northwest Weather Consultants and member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, for more details on the region's current cold weather patterns. http://www.weather.gov/
business interests and politicians attended the Oregon Leadership Summit at the Convention Center in Portland today.
U.S. Senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely gave an update of finances at the federal level.
Governor Kitzhaber spoke in praise of the incentive system and called the Columbia River Crossing Bridge undead.
KBOO’s Joe Meyer attended the event and filed this report
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Our 45th birthday party vinyl junkies told us why they do what they do on the BOO. Listen to the love from Deena Bee, Dr. Zomb, Michele and Teresa from Shocks of Sheba, and many more. 16:47 minutes (15.37 MB)
Musician Simon Tam describes his ongoing legal action to trademark his band's name, "The Slants." The US Patent and Trademark Office denied his applications on the grounds that the word is offensive, though approved hundred of other trademarks containing the same word.
Interviewed by Anna Preble. Produced by Anna Preble and Andrew Yeh. Music is "Sour Love" by The Slants.
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KBOO's Jenn Chavez interviews Alan Wieder, author of "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid" about Nelson Mandela and his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. 13:39 minutes (12.49 MB)
The Center for Economic and Policy Research released a report saying that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between 18 Pacific Rim countries will likely lead to decreases in middle-class wages in the US. Genevieve McDaniel spoke to Mark Weisbrot of the Center today. 5:33 minutes (5.08 MB)
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