2014 Ballot Measures Address Marriage Equality

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/03/2014
In the fall of 2014 Oregonians will vote on two initiatives about the issue of marriage equality:
Ballot Measure 8 would overturn a previous measure and allow people to marry as they choose.
Ballot Measure 52 would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against same sex couples.
In 2004, Oregonians passed Ballot Measure 36, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with both backers for both 2014 initiatives and filed this report. 3:44 minutes (1.71 MB)

US Job Growth Subsidies Favor Corporate Tax Breaks Over Small Businesses

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
A new report on job growth in the U-S suggests that the bulk of subsidies being granted to business to spur job growth go to large corporate tax breaks, rather than small, local businesses.
Leigh McIlvane is a research analyst with Good Jobs First, who issued the report.
Their organization describes itself as a resource center for promoting accountability in economic development.
She discussed the report and the upgraded Subsidy Tracker tool with KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan. 3:56 minutes (3.6 MB)

Illmaculate Protests Police Presence at Portland Hip Hop Show

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
When Portland police swept in to close off the street around a hip hop concert Saturday night, one of the artists stepped off the stage and decided not to perform.
Concerns around police intimidation have been a long-standing issue in Portland’s black community, and the incident on Saturday raised a number of questions.
Some local hip hop artists question the motives behind police activities at hip-hop events.
The Portland rapper ILLMACULATE made the decision to NOT perform in protest of the gang task enforcement presence at the event.
He spoke with KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright this afternoon. 4:20 minutes (3.97 MB)

Suzy Bogguss Featured On 'Swing & Country'

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Swing & Country
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Sat, 02/15/2014
Suzy Bogguss was the featured artist and guest on this edition of 'Swing & Country' which aired on February 15, 2014. Her most recent album 'Lucky' had been released on the 4th of February and she had a live performance scheduled for February 20 at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Wayne and Kathy did a pre-recorded interview with Suzy Bogguss. 43:54 minutes (40.2 MB)

Tim Carr Interview

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Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
Tim Carr is a Republican who is running against incumbent Governor John Kitzhaber.  He talked with Don Merrill about Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System, the Columbia River Crossing, same sex marriage and why he thinks a gubenatorial candidate can only win if they win the hearts and minds of Portlanders.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:59 minutes (27.45 MB)

Tay "Firefly" Fisher Interview

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program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014
Tay "Firefly" Fisher has been with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters for five years.  In this conversation with Don Merrill, he talks about how the team of basketball professionals is also a tight knit family, how they are standing on the shoulders of giants like Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon, and why they decided to let the fans decide how they'll play the game for the second year in a row.
14:56 minutes (13.67 MB)

Betsy Close Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014
Betsy Close is a Republican running for re-election in the Oregon Senate.  She talked with Don Merrill about equal pay for Oregon's women, funding for Oregon's schools and Cover Oregon among many topics.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:22 minutes (26.88 MB)

Noon Headline 02/28/2014

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Fri, 02/28/2014
4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)

KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Democracy Cup

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
S INCE 2008 Oregonians have had the opportunity to preregister to vote at age 17.
The sooner young people become engaged as voters, the more likely they are
to vote the rest of their lives, not to mention become active and engaged
members of their community.

Democracy Cup brings civics straight into junior and senior classrooms,
lunch-hours, and school wide assemblies in order to meet young Oregonians where they are and get them set on the course to being lifelong citizen leaders.

Interview by Laurel, KBOO Youth Collective. 6:24 minutes (5.85 MB)

PSU Student Union members interviewed about impending PSU teacher strike

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014
PSU Student Union members interviewed about the possibility of the PSU professors strike, and the walkout to support faculty Thursday Feb 27th. 5:56 minutes (5.43 MB)

Charles Eisenstein: "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible"

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Fri, 02/14/2014
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. 27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)

Radical Musicology: the politics and music of Pete Seeger

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Joe Clement talks with Brad Duncan about Pete Seeger's life growing up as a "red diaper baby", his own communist politics, and vision of a liberatory praxis driven by music. This online version of their conversation contains extra material not aired live because of time constraints. It turns to questions about Seeger's anti-war and pro-war stances earlier in his career, but also the politics of the banjo itself. 24:08 minutes (22.1 MB)

Portland Student Union activist, Kate Barnes, on PPS/PAT struggle

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Bill talks with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union. They talk about what's ailing Portland's schools from the student perspective (something the mainstream media does not cover) and how they are struggling alongside their teachers for the schools our kids (they) deserve.  7:26 minutes (5.1 MB)

Book Mole: the work of Anita Brookner

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Larry Bowlden surveys the many great works of English novelist, Anita Brookner (available at your public library). Most of her main characters are intellectual middle-class women who are isolated on account of failed love, but she eschews being called a feminist. He praises Brookner for her "total command of the language", verbose but "liquid and flowing". He describes her as sympathetic to French existentialism and unable to bring herself to believe in God - though she wants to believe in "hope for deliverance" from loneliness. This existentialist theme tends toward nihilism, at least in earlier novels, than affirmation of freedom and change. 9:01 minutes (6.2 MB)

 

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