Happy New Year from the KBOO Evening News Team.2008 marks KBOO's 40th anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, we've been digging through the KBOO archives, which are filled with recordings from KBOO's 40 years of radical radio.Throughout the coming year, you will have the opportunity to hear more recordings from the KBOO archives, as we attempt to restore some of the older pieces from delicate reel-to-reel tapes.
And tonight, for the next hour, we'd like to present some excerpts of a few of these recordings.
Per Fagereng hosts talk radio this morning with special guest, Kurt Liebezeit, a local Peak Oil Activist. Listen to Per and Kurt discus Peak Oil and the Economy, while fielding questions, opinions, and discussions with our listening audience.
On Wednesday, January 9, Stephanie Potter spoke with Sean Stevens of Oregon Wild about Bush's "compromise" with the timber industry: The Western Oregon Plan Revision or "Whopper." Stevens describes how this plan would decimate old growth forests and salmon habitat on BLM lands, and offers common sense solutions. (More info at www.oregonwild.org )
This is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety. Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some popular movements the mainstream media fail to cover. First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media. You can hear this segment separately here.
Press coverage of Iraq tells us that the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies. Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation. Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements in Iraq.
Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel Malán about Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas, discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists. Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland. Follow the link for more information.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites Portland city officials onto her show to discuss the city's storm water management systems. Her guests today are Dean Marriott, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services, and Lisa Libby, Sam Adams' Senior Environmental Policy Director. Questions were answered for the listening public, as well as plans for the future explained.
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phil Alden Robinson, board member of the Writers' Guild of America. He also wrote and directed the 1989 film Field of Dreams. They discuss the labor issues involved in the strike and the working life of a writer.
Since participating in the first "Inconvenient Truth" workshop with Al Gore, Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has been traveling around the state giving presentations based on Al Gore's book. This talk was recorded at the BPA GSA Auditorium on December 13th. It's part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division's Climate Change Committee in collaboration with PSU's Schoolof Community Health, Oregon Environmental Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Bradbury offers his own insights and personal take on what we can do to turn the crisis around.
Host Lisa Loving interviews Cathy Wilkerson, former member of the Weather Underground about her memoir, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman. She blew up and escaped from a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
The next KBOO Board meeting will be on December 16th at 6 pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave.
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.