KBOO's Mic Crenshaw speaks with Alyssa Pagan, an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, 15 Now, and the PSU Student Union, about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, the controversial arming of PSU's security guards, and this weekend's upcoming events to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by a white police officer, among other topics.
It seems there’s been nothing but bad news in America lately. The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, the House passing a bill that prohibits the labeling of GMO foods. However, what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Larry Andrews, Grace Marian, George Anheuser Bush, and a Non-GMO Project Verified Rolf Semprebon. 8:07 minutes (11.14 MB)
Blues guitarist Toney Rocks recently played a set in the KBOO studios, promoting his upcoming tour and CD. Listen to the set here! Toney will be performing live at the Analog Cafe & Theater on Wednesday, August 5th, 8pm. More information about Toney Rocks can be found at: www.toneyrocks.com, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/toneyrocks 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)
Desiree Hellegers interviews Seattle housing justice activists Ginger Segel and Bob Kubiniec about their work in the 1980s and 1990s with Operation Homestead, breaking into and liberating abandoned or unused buildings for people to live in.
Bill Resnick talks with Dan Handelman of Portland CopWatch. They consider two aspects of police conduct -- their use of violence and shooting, and their militarization -- and the extent to which the police have responded to criticism by community reform groups as well as local and federal investigations of their conduct. Dan suggests that although there is more public attention to police violence, it has neither increased nor diminished in recent years, and discusses the excessive weaponry and the role of various branches including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Red Squad, and the Gang Enforcement Squad.
This week: coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference held July 28-29 in Portland, Oregon. Host Doug McVay interviews Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association and MJBA Women's Alliance, and Aaron Smith, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Plus we hear some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who opened the conference with a video message. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Thirteen activists are suspended from ropes hanging from the Saint John’s bridge, more than fourteen hours after they rappelled down from the bridge early this morning. They are supported by around 150 ‘kayaktivists’, who gathered Tuesday night in Saint Johns’ Cathedral Park to try to block a ship leased by the Shell Oil company from exiting the harbor.
The ship, the USC Fennica, was in Portland for repairs after a gash was discovered in its hull while en route to the Arctic circle.
Jenka Soderberg has more 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)