Bill Resnick talks with Andrew Spencher of FairVote about the politics of how our elections actually happen. Bill starts by pointing out that democracy is much more than elections, but that they are still relevant. Andrew talks about what FairVote is and is trying to do, fair elections and the recent president commission report, and new systems of voting (like instant Run Off Voting).
NSA surveillance documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden continue to generate controversy. The Guardian and the New York Times report that the NSA uses information from cell phone games to profile their targets. That’s us. For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. 4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)
A novel kind of transportation called the ‘ELF’ is coming to Portland, Oregon. The name comes from electric, light and fun. The ELF is a new style of recumbent bicycle with a solar panel shell surrounding it. Inventor and company founder Rob Cotter’s business includes plans to build the bikes where they are sold. For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with a local machinist familiar with the product. 0:58 minutes (905.31 KB)
Nothin like spending fourth of July with a band from Berlin!
After 77 years of world-history Modern Pets are still part of the cosmic joke!
With their shy-style mongo attitude they´ll get you to give them your last cigarette, your keys and all your cash...
Along with Autofick they stab your back with a blast of new wave hipstershitpunk.
"Fortunately, there ain't nothing modern about the rotten Pet Sounds of these lose cannons... They lit their snot-filled crackerjacks on their cigarette butts and throw them straight into the face of all the yuppie scum and career advisors, covering the cities in good old Punkrock slime."
What's hosting two late night shows back to back like? How were they developed seprately? Joe Woods of Tiki Cha Cha Club and Lounge World has the straight dope. He celebrates his retro vinyl collection on one program and raids KBOO's "vast" music library for the other. Tiki Cha Cha Club is on every Monday at midnight followed by Lounge World from 1 to 3am on Tuesdays.
To see the vintage album covers Joe curates for his listeners, visit his Facebook page.
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