Casey Runyan Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 02/06/2014
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)

28 Timber Sales Cancelled in Oregon Coast Marbled Murrelet Habitat

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
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)

Spokane Residents Boycott Bar for Its "Date Grape Koolaid"

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
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)

Portland High School Students Walk Out in Support of Teachers' Strike Vote

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
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)

Agencies Debate Mercury Contamination in Oregon's McKenzie River

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
The state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering adding the McKenzie River, which supplies water to the city of Eugene, to a list of mercury-contaminated waters it will submit to the EPA. The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) is disputing the DEQ's methodology and standards. KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Karla Urbanowicz of the DEQ's water quality assessment program for more on mercury standards and what they could mean for the future of the McKenzie--long considered one of the state's most pristine rivers--and those who rely on its water and wildlife. 5:05 minutes (4.66 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 3 2014

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Denise Morris hosts this Old Mole and, in addition to the music of Pete Seeger, we hear: 57:55 minutes (26.51 MB)

Bill Resnick on the late Pete Seeger

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Bill Resnick offers some brief comments about Pete Seeger, addressing his past involvement with the Communist Party, but also his break from it and other advocacy. He points in the direction of worthwhile reads that go into more detail. 3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)

Book Mole: Divergent

program date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014

Larry Bowlden reviews "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. The book is written for youth, but Larry recommends it for older readers too. It looks at a futuristic dystopia in which five rigidly defined social "factions" structure society like into personality type castes - kind of like Phillip K. Dick's "Clans of the Alphane Moon". People ritualistically chose a faction in their teens, but are guided by an aptitude test. The principal story is that of Beatrice, who leaves her faction of birth for another, while hiding the fact that her tests showed her to have "divergent" aptitudes. She eventually stumbles upon a nefarious plot being hatched within the ranks of another faction.

6:23 minutes (2.93 MB)

Who Needs the Minimum Wage?

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Joe Clement talks with Geoff McDonald and Peter Oxforn about the wage system. Geoff recently wrote an article for CounterPunch urging more critical questions about the wage system than exist in the minimum wage debate. This discussion builds on those arguments and takes issue with the "cynicism of public policy". Both he and Peter edit  Ruthless Criticism, an English-language site that helps to disseminate articles and points of view from a German political journal, GeganStandpunkt. 14:42 minutes (6.73 MB)

WRR: Education In The Age of Neo-Liberalism

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Frann Michel offers a Well-read Red on education in the age of neoliberalism. She outlines the historical transfers of power and responsibility for public education that have deformed the public university into a crass commercial project. From there she interrogates how this situation has led to bloated administrative staff and obcene executive salaries, but also the proletarianization of faculties and the hollowing out of professional autonomy, as well student debt. In the end, she calls for a reinvigorated movement to assert the public mission of the university.

Read the written version with links HERE.
7:08 minutes (3.27 MB)

Soraya Chemaly and Bill Resnick on Toxic Football Culture

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Bill Resnick and Soraya Chemaly talk about football as an institution of popular US culture. They discuss how it perpetuates toxic masculinity and jingoism, socializes fans into power dynamics of centrality and marginality, and is not a very good platform for altheticism.
 
Chemaly is a writer for Huffington Post and Women Under Seige.
16:10 minutes (7.4 MB)

James Buchal Interview

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program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014

Attorney James Buchal is a Republican running for US House of Representatives for Oregon's 3rd District.  He has strong views on education, free enterprise and the Federal Government's role in our day to day affairs.  Don Merrill talked with Mr. Buchal about why, if he had his way, the three layers of government; municipal, state and federal, would be scaled back by one and how, exactly, he would do it.  *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. 29:42 minutes (27.19 MB)

Sharon Maxwell In The Running For City Council

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014
The position for city commissioner is open, and incumbent NICK FISH will be in the running for re-election.
Portland native SHARON MAXWELL is running against NICK FISH to serve the community and gave a press conference TUESDAY at Portland Community College-Cascade campus to announce her running for district 2. Ballots to vote on the canidates will be mailed out on April 30th and the ballot votes will be counted on May 20, 2014.

Below is the audio from the press conference: 4:54 minutes (4.48 MB)

Visegrad Group PDX Children's Choirs

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014
Visegrad Group PDX is an independent association of Czech, Hungarian and Polish Saturday schools working together to promote central European cultures in Portland metro area.

With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of  mutual support of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies. Our diverse cultures coming together under one roof support an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding in our community. We higlight educational opportunities for youth and adults alike.

Visegrad Group PDX are:

Czech School of Portland
Polish Cultural Enrichment Program
Bobita Hungarian Language School 27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)

 

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