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Nakba Day

Airs at: Wed, 05/15/2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Here at KBOO, we are acknowledging Nakba Day. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians that occurred during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, known as the "Nakba", or "Catastrophe". The anniversary puts the spotlight on one of the world’s l... Read more

Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

Saving America's Wild Horses

Airs at: Fri, 06/28/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  They're a symbol of freedom and their protection is mandated by federal law--but America's wild horses are being cruelly mismanaged by the very government agency charged with making sure they are safe. On this edition of Voices For The Animals, Michele Coppola talks with... Read more

Against Mask Bans, For Masks

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  North Carolina legislators have passed a comprehensive mask ban and politicians elsewhere are pushing to criminalize masking in public space as part of ongoing suppression of political dissent and extension of police power.  Frann Michel discusses this attack on our righ... Read more

Black Art and Social Practice

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Master Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Social practice, sculpture, and installation, at Reed College, talks about their visual art and social practice contesting institutional racism, police violence, and the school to prison... Read more

Risk Bonds: So We Don't Pay for an Industrial Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The gravest risk to Portland and much of Northwestern Oregon is posed by the enormous tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River. These tanks hold 90% of the fossil fuel used in the entire state of Oregon as well as other hazardous substances. When a big e... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, in celebration of Juneteenth and Pride Month. Our show includes the following segments: Dam Removal on the Klamath: Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of re... Read more

What is Democracy?

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Is the U.S. form of Democracy – representative, with a Two Party system – the highest democratic form? Few countries are now emulating it, and many are developing more participatory systems. Bill Resnick interviews Eleanor Finley, an anthropologist, who is researching citie... Read more

Too Queer and Too Communist

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In 2023 Netflix produced a sanitized biopic of Bayard Rustin, one of the great political organizers and strategists of the civil rights movement. Because he was both gay and a former member of the Communist Party, he was forced to operate in the shadows of Martin Luther Kin... Read more