Next week, from August 20th to 24th, the U.S. military will be conducting what they call an 'experiment' in Portland, called 'Operation Noble Resolve 07-2'. All military branches, as well as the Northern Command and the Joint Forces Command, will be participating in the simulation, in which they will play out the military's role in responding to a natural disaster - in this case, an earthquake in Portland. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Lieutenant Colonal Steve Smith of the U.S. Joint Forces Command about the planned simulation.
Workers for Metro picketed outside their administrative center yesterday over stalled contract negotiations. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) organized the informational picket. KBOO’s Marc de Giere spoke with Don Loving, a representative from the union.
A new episode of DIY, Portland is born! This month, we're talking with midwives, doulas and moms about a do-it-yourself project as old as human history. You'll hear stories of home birth and unassisted birth, along with music from the lovely and talented Ali Ippolito. Fair warning: you will also hear some sounds of mamas grunting and babies crying.
Thanks once again to Brian Kramer for his audio skills and to Nick Jaina for our theme song. Special thanks to Nina Jacobi for her piece called "Birth Night."
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Capt. May of Ghost Troop, military affairs correspondent for the Texas Iconoclast, discusses the ongoing revelations about the Noble Resolve exercise scheduled for Aug. 20 in Portland, including the exposure of a detailed atomic blast map composed in April by a neocon-led study group. See portland.indymedia.org and texasicon.com
The ANSWER coalition, made up of dozens of anti-war groups, has called for a campaign to challenge a 10,000 dollar fine the group received yesterday.
The fine was levied on the coalition for putting up fliers for an upcoming peace rally.
KBOO spoke with Sarah Sloane, of the ANSWER coalition:
A UCLA professor detained in the Philippines has been released, largely due to an international media campaign exposing her detention.
Professor Annalisa Enrile (en-REE-lay) is a U.S. Citizen who was in the Philippines to speak at a conference when she was detained by Filipino authorities and prevented from returning home on August 5th.
For the last ten days, Enrile’s friends and family have organized a campaign of phone calls, letters and media exposure to demand her release. Last night Professor Enrile was released from the Philippines and allowed to return home to California.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Donna Denina in Seattle, one of Professor Enrile’s supporters:
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.
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• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.