ISHMAEL BEAH

ISHMAEL BEAH
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

Runs:

Ishmeal Beah is a former child soldier from Seirra Leone. Now an activist, he has authored the new book “LONG WAY GONE – THE MEMOIR OF A BOY SOLDIER.”

Beah speaks to KBOO's Eugene Johnson on a recent visit to Portland.

2:01 minutes (1.85 MB)

Feds cut Oregon budget

New Fed budget proposes cuts to Oregon
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

RUNS 1 : 55

Federal budget to cut money to Oregon in 2008.

Jessica Rink Perry reports.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

Our Backyard February 21

OUR BACKYARD
Wednesday February 21, 2007 edition.
Runs: 5 :10

Weekly environmental reports series presented by Edison Carder.

5:10 minutes (4.74 MB)

The KBOO Food Show February 2007

Miriam hosts with Kate and guest Joel Pollock the coffee roaster from Stumptown Coffee, talking about coffee.

56:37 minutes (19.44 MB)

Sentor's office closed

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/15/2007

Senator Gordon Smith's office has become the target of peaceful sit-ins calling on him to defund the war.

Marc de Giere reports.

3:37 minutes (3.32 MB)

Our Backyard February 14

RUNS 4 : 53
Wednesday February 14 2007 edition.

Weekly environmental reports series presented by Edison Carder.

4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)

Medical Marijuana Ruling

Runs: 4 :33
February 13, 2007

A judge has ruled that the D.E.A has improperly blocked medical marijuana research. Marijuana Policy Project spokesperson Bruce Mirken talks about the significance of the new ruling.

4:33 minutes (1.04 MB)

Police Violence Lawsuit Committee

Police Violence Lawsuit

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007

RUNS 3 : 26

An independent committe has formed to support the proceedings in the lawsuit being brought by the family of the man killed by Portland police.

Laura Young reports.

3:26 minutes (3.15 MB)

Get This News Feb 13

7:46 minutes (7.11 MB)

Get This 05-25-07

05/25/07 Get This
Chris Andreae

1. Bottle Battle: Oregon – still keeping up with the rest of the nation – has passed an updated, albeit somewhat watered-down, bottle bill that covers plastic water bottles which currently cover the landscape. Alas, there is no law against sheer human stupidity which is the underlying reason for the plasticization of the countryside.
2. Unredeemed: Or not as the case may be. The distinctly American practice of giving people gift cards (Instead of taking the time to get to know the person well enough to find or make something meaningful to the recipient….). In any case, the unredeemed money left over on those plastic platters of joy is going to be donated to schools. (Ah the metaphysics of money: It doesn’t exist anymore than radio frequencies do. It sort of wanders electronically as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, when all at once I spied a crowd, a host of golden gift card bills…But I digress…. )
3. Cat And Mouse: Hunters get to hunt cougars with hound dogs again, even though we voted against the practice ten years ago…
4. The police have charged three people (Two of whom appear to be skanky-looking punks. The best thing one say about these characters is that they are too fat to be speedfreaks. All have priors.) with torching cars in Southeast Portland. Perfect! Now let’s see how these new “terrorism enhancement” laws really work. The charges are Measure 11 mandatory minimum offenses on top of everything else. And the perpetrators can’t even claim to be freeing the animals, unless there were rats living in the mufflers…
5. Another Animal Liberation Front activist, Kevin Tubbs was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison. Judge Aiken once again gave the environmentalist a stern talking to, and then blasted rats out of her tailpipe.
6. A Wilson High School senior and the rest of her graduating class are going to be spending the weekend removing the marigold peace sign from the lawn in front of the school and replacing it with plain old lawn. (Lucky for Maggie Collins that the government didn’t feel threatened by the peace sign and interpret it as an act of terrorism…)
7. Johnny Comes Marching Home: Sixty Oregon National Guardsmen are coming home today. The ones who don’t wind-up in rehab will spend the summer fighting forest fires and screaming ‘Kill Kill Kill.’
8. As are other returning soldiers around the country.
9. Voters are less than pleased with the Democrats’ performance thus far. What part of ‘Bring the troops home now’ don’t they understand? For that matter, what part of ‘Illegal invasion based on a lie” don’t they understand? And furthermore, how many of our elected representatives know anything at all about the history, language and culture of other societies? How many of them know a whit about geopolitics, warfare, or diplomacy? The only reason they hold public office is that they know how to raise money.
10. Seven out of ten Northwest congressional Democrats voted against the war funding bill. The ones who did not vote for it, did so because it is a load of hyena shit. The bill is outright thievery, stripping cash-strapped communities across the country of their last hope of decent infrastructure. Our schools, roads, parks, air, water and lives are in ruins and all the money we paid in taxes is being shipped to Iraq where it disappears into defense contractor coffers.
11. The Senate has scheduled a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for June – thus providing Karl Rove and his evil minions ample time to get all their ducks in a row and sufficiently intimidate legislators as to guarantee that the vote will be White House-approved. (But, Wah-Wah-Wee-Wah! Did you see Monica “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Goodling testify? All we have to do is introduce her to George and Impeachment here we come!
12. String Theory: Somehow an increase in the minimum wage got tied to the crappy war bucks bill.
13. The Raptor Is Here: Oregon pigeon fanciers are on a raptor killing tear.
14. Out Out Damn Spot: The Magic Fu Bird shit on the president as he was telling the nation and the world that Alberto Gonzales is doing a heckuva job. White House Press Secretary Dana “Guano Mama” Perino says, Well, pshaw….Everyone knows getting shat upon by birds means good luck…
15. The US-backed (and probably financed and supplied with arms) Lebanese army is heating up the already scorching situation in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp.
16. The former head of the CIA covert operations in Europe admits that “extraordinary rendition” has caused serious problems for America’s allies (Question: What “allies”? And comment: And how! Other countries signed on to the International Criminal Court and therefore are subject to international rule of law. They are legally obligated to respect global mandates. The US, on the other hand, never signed up, and thus is free to gallop off into the legal sunset, guns a-blazing. Fasten your seat belts, prisoners!)
17. Jigged: In Ireland, Bertie Ahern won even though the votes are still being counted..
18. The British, not to be entirely outdone by American arrogance and hubris, have decided to opt out of European Human Rights laws – and not a moment too soon!
19. The new US-backed Mexican government is giving itself a stern dressing-down for its insanely murderous repression of activists in Oaxaca last year.
20. The Pope is in trouble for announcing before millions of people in South America that Catholicism and colonialism are the best things to come their way since human sacrifice.
21. The French intelligence officer who led the 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, is currently partaking of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the United States (Along with assorted other confirmed terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles, to mention just one…). Louis-Pierre Dillais is an arms dealer whose clients include the FBI, the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland security. His hobbies are gardening, stamp collecting, golf, murdering innocent people and fighting extradition.
22. Iranian banks are raising interests rates, inflation is out of control and petrol prices are through the ceiling…..Can invasion be far behind?

7:14 minutes (6.62 MB)

Portland RNs

Portland RNs
RUNS 2 : 24
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2007

A group of registered nurses have organized a Portland branch of RNRN - THE REGISTERED NURSES RESPONSE NETWORK.

RNRN was formed in 2005 in response to the need and devastation left by HURRICANE KATRINA.

Volunteer nurses in New Orleans found government and private assistance mechanisms inadequate and corrupt.

Portland's RNRN organizer Catherine Brunscheon talks about the issues and the new organization with Jenka Soderberg.

Jenka Soderberg reports.

15:33 minutes (6.23 MB)

New Orleans housing

Portland housing activists in New Orleans.
RUNS 4 : 20
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2007

Volunteers from Portland tell about their work and experiences with the housing rights group 'Mayday New Orleans'.

14:19 minutes (6.56 MB)

Watada/Olson

Watada/Olson
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2007

RUNS 3:51
The court martial hearing of Lt. Ehren Watada ends in mistrial as observers express concern that the subpeona of journalist Sara Olson to testify in the case may set a chilling precedent.

Robert Barncord reports.

9:57 minutes (3.99 MB)

Our Backyard

Our Backyard - A Weekly Environmental Report
RUNS 4 :39
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2007
By EDISON CARDER.

4:40 minutes (4.27 MB)

 

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