Every second Monday of the month, Alan Wieder presents a short documentary on the life and times of radical radio commentator and oral historian Studs Turkel, including clips of his work or else of him speaking. This month looks at the influence of wobblies and other working-class intellectuals on Studs in his early life, as well as his support for third-party politics. 14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)
This is the second half of Bill Resnick's talk with clean energy activist, Al Weinrub. The first half played last week. They discussed community energy, which are networks of small scale networked solar and wind installations all over the city and connected by the existing electric grid. It can be run democratically. It can replace big expensive corporate energy. 17:22 minutes (11.93 MB)
A fireside chat with Doug Sammons and Dee Settlemier, mainstays of the Portland vintage live music arena and celebrating a ten year anniversary for their band, the Midnight Serenaders, The foundation of the band, the secret of their endurance through challenging economic times, the qualities of their band members, musical inspirations. AND!! What fans new and old can expect in the near future! 35:38 minutes (81.57 MB)
Jim Fullan is the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sales for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. This is the third year he has helped the OSO promote music geared to lovers of hard rock classics as well as video game enthusiasts (and gamer composers) who not only play, but create music for blockbuster games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo. He talks with Don Merrill about how the symphony is staying viable by attracting gamers and rockers while staying true to the purists.
14:51 minutes (13.6 MB)
Ferguson Is Everywhere forum PART 2 (raw audio) March 1st 2015. Speakers included Ahjamu Umi of the All African People's Revolutionary Party - Portland, Oregon, Adrienne Cabouet of Black Lives Matter Portland, Sekai Edwards of the Jefferson High School Black Student Union, Mic Crenshaw, Africa Hip Hop tour, Joe Bean Keller father of police shooting victim, and Walidah Imarisha, Black Studies professor 54:31 minutes (49.92 MB)
Ferguson Is Everywhere forum PART 1 March 1st 2015. Speakers included Ahjamu Umi of the All African People's Revolutionary Party - Portland, Oregon, Adrienne Cabouet of Black Lives Matter Portland, Sekai Edwards of the Jefferson High School Black Student Union, Mic Crenshaw, Africa Hip Hop tour, Joe Bean Keller father of police shooting victim, and Walidah Imarisha, Black Studies professor 61:13 minutes (56.05 MB)
As a devotee of the music of Adam Franklin since my early 20s, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview him upon the release of Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, their first in over 17 years. This interview also marks my return to radio after a protracted bout of illness with Lyme disease and electrohypersensitivity, combined with a complete lack of diagnosis, which left me to languish for most of a decade.
32:52 minutes (30.1 MB)
Jim Duvall is one of the founders of the Center for Sex Positive Culture. He also served as president of the board of directors and founded the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. As a sexuality activist, Jim has volunteered for many organizations over the years. He is a past president and board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
29:06 minutes (26.64 MB)
An overzealous security guard has allegedly been harassing music festivalgoers in Oregon from as far back 2012.
Several people have accused Joseph Hernandez of impersonating a sheriff, unlawful detainment, death threats and intimidation, theft, and harassment that borders on assault.
Their story is told to greater length, along with official documents, at beloved-festival-nightmare.blogspot.com.
KBOO reporters Niko Kwiatkowski and Sam Bouman filed this report about Hernandez and the little-known world of event security.
15:26 minutes (14.13 MB)
Activists in Washington County have filed an initiative to limit elected officials to two terms, in an effort to shake up the composition of the board.
Board Chairman Andy Duyck has been on the board for twenty-one years, and his fellow commissioner Roy Rogers has been on the board for thirty years and is one of the longest serving public officials in the state.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke with initiative sponsor Tom Black for more.
5:33 minutes (5.08 MB)
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work.
The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contractor at PDX Airport responsible for providing cabin cleaning and other services.
At the teach-in, workers showed what it’s like to clean airplane toilets with substandard equipment.
They also provided visual examples of the makeshift solutions they are forced to implement in lieu of adequate supplies. 4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)