A group of activists locked down in front of Pacificorp in downtown Portland today. The protest was meant to draw attention to the environmental damage caused by Pacificorp-owned dams throughout Oregon. KBOO’s Kurt Ackerson has more
U.S. Senator for Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall meeting in Portland today to hear community response to the war in Iraq.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local activist Martha Odom, who attended the town hall.
This program, hosted by Frann Michel, features a round table discussion about transportation issues in the Portland area with Bill Resnick and local transportation activists. Denise Morris reviews the movies about organic farming "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." Jay Thiemeyer reviews "Children of War" by P.W. Singer. The Movie Moles JanHaaken and Frann Michel review the documentary "War Made Easy."
A community radio station serving the South-west township, or Soweto, in South Africa, is currently facing a crisis in governance.
The station began during the anti-apartheid movement in the late 1980s, and became a voice for the oppressed people living in the townships of South Africa.
Now, a corporate coalition led by South African Breweries is attempting to turn the community station into a commercial enterprise.
KBOO spoke with community media supporter and anti-apartheid activist David Mathebula from South Africa by phone
In this year's legislative session, the Oregon State Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on fixing Measure 37, a rural development bill which would drastically alter the Oregon landscape. This November voters will have a chance with Measure 49 to change the impact of Measure 37. Supporters of Measure 49 say they will need a large turnout to get it passed. KBOO's Stephanie Potter spoke with Ben Unger of the Yes on 49 campaign.
TODAY BEGINS THE CONVERGENCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION, AN EVENT WHICH WILL LAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND TO PLAN ACTIONS TO TURN BACK GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE.
TAKING PLACE IN LONDON, WASHINGTON STATE AND NORTH CAROLINA, THE CAMPS ARE BRINGING CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGNERS TOGETHER WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOR A WEEK OF EDUCATION, SUSTAINABLE LIVING AND DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ROOT CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
For the past week Oregon State Hospital has been dealing with a viral outbreak affecting over 70 people from its staff and patients.
The outbreak has been identified as the contagious norovirus. The norovirus leads to stomach flu and other gastrointestinal illnesses.
The illness is spread by contact with an infected person or bodily fluids, and most sufferers recover in a couple of days.
At Oregon State Hospital, 3 wards have been quarantined in an attempt to get the outbreak under control.
KBOO reporter Adam Johnson spoke with Richard O’Brien, an epidemiologist at the hospital:
A chemical bomb was tossed from a car at a mosque in Glendale Arizona late last night. Local police are considering the incident a possible hate crime.
The explosive device, made up of a swimming pool chemical and a reactant, was tossed by a passenger in a red car.
It landed just feet from an Imam who is one of six Muslim religious leaders filing a lawsuit against U.S. Airways for being removed from an airplane in Minneapolis late last year.
The removal of the six imams had been mentioned on the national Fox News, in an incident of hate speech by a Fox News Correspondent.
KBOO spoke with Mohammed Abu Hamoud, with the Council on American Islamic Relations, about the possible hate crime in Arizona: