This week: a conversation with Cyndee Clay, executive director of HIPS-DC (formerly Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive), a "by-and-for" outreach and harm reduction organization based in Washington, DC. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. 58:50 minutes (80.8 MB)
David Gomberg is an Oregon democratic legislator running for reelection in House District 10, a slice of Oregon from Tillamook to Yachats and inland 50 miles. His passions are community, his business and his family. Don Merrill talked with David Gomberg about earthquake preparedness, the standoff in Eastern Oregon, the shipping situation at Portland's Terminal Six and how refusing to cross a picket line 30 years established his view toward workers today.
29:58 minutes (27.43 MB)
What I Don't Know Won't Hurt You.... A strange radio drama about waking up and not knowing where you are.. something mysterous is happening... ...
originally aired Jan 2016 on the Ubu Hour.. 24:14 minutes (33.28 MB)
The sitcom Hello, Larry, which ran two forgettable seasons on NBC starting in 1979, featured McLean Stevenson as a radio talk show host and single dad raising two teenage daughters in Portland, Oregon. The show was voted one of the worst of all time by TV Guide. Number 12 to be exact. On tonight's Ubu Hour, we present a long-lost episode.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Larry, Martin, Demi, Rose Lynn, Grace, David, and radio psychologist Rolf Semprebon.
15:19 minutes (21.05 MB)
This is Part 2 of Bill Resnick's interview with Mike Houck and Caitlin Lovell about the latest version of the Portland Climate Action Plan, approved earlier this year by the city council. The plan is very comprehensive, dealing with the many sources of greenhouse gas pollution and what can be done to reduce each.
The first half (available here), played last week, explored:
- Incenting local sun and wind installations and rid the planet of fossil fuel energy
- Encouraging energy efficiency in all buildings
- Integrating nature into the city to encourage walking and cool the city 17:36 minutes (12.09 MB)
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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!
The Albina Ministerial Alliance held a press conference at City Hall this morning to draw attention to the reinstatement of white police officer Ron Frashour.
Mr Frashour was fired in 2010 for shooting and killing an unarmed un-white person.
A state arbitrator, however, ruled that Frashour wasn't out of line for shooting before seeing a weapon, and that Portland owes him his job and six years of back pay.
KBOO’s Joe Meyer was on the scene and filed this report.
8:30 minutes (7.78 MB)
On January first a law will go into place assigning certain protections and benefits to domestic workers in the State of Oregon, called the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
For more KBOO reporter Jared Dancler spoke with Tom Breedlove, an expert on household labor and taxes, and director for Home Pay, a division of the website Care.com. 7:01 minutes (6.43 MB)
A Northeast Portland resident, Lisa Haynes, is urging for community to get involved in holding the city responsible for police accountability. Miss Haynes was inappropriately profiled by Portland police in Southeast Portland on February 17th, 2012 . Miss Haynes insist that two police officers, Greg Baldwin and Jordan Winkle, yelled profanity at Miss Haynes…as well as verbally threatened her, and inappropriately touched her genital areas during a search without reading her rights or explaining what she was being detained for.
Here's how we got from fracking to 'horizontal drilling':
A document published by the Public Relations Society of America, discovered by DeSmog, reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting the ban on crude oil exports to the American public and policymakers.
Calling its campaign the “Miracle of American Oil,” the successful PR effort to push for Congress and the White House to lift the oil exports ban was spearheaded by Continental Resources, a company known as the “King of the Bakken” shale oil basin and founded by Harold Hamm. Hamm served as energy advisor to 2012 Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. 16:03 minutes (11.02 MB)
from Southern Oregon Rising Tide
Over the holidays, Southern Oregon Rising Tide mailed festive postcards to several of their fracking foes with a special message: Bring the pipeline, expect resistance. Donning elf hats and tree-climbing apparel, SORT members scaled a snow laden doug fir tree that stands in the path of the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline near Ashland, OR.
Pipeline construction still awaits final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of State Lands, so trees on the 95-foot-wide, 232-mile-long pipeline easement are safe for now. But the message from the grassroots to the corporate world should be clear: this pipeline is a bad investment.
14:59 minutes (10.29 MB)