Civil Liberties

International Day of Democracy

  KBOO is kicking off our 2021 Fall Membership Drive with a News and Public Affairs Day commemorating the International Day of Democracy on September 15th! We'll discuss maintaining and developing democratic process at home and around the world. And looking back at how far... Read more

KBOO News in Depth: International Day of Democracy Retrospective

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Our show tackles local, national and international issues through in depth interviews, and on this episode we’ll be taking a look back at some of our coverage of democratic struggles most closely tied to our community in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The coronavirus ... Read more

9/11 victim families still looking for justice 20 years later

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Family members of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are still fighting to get some kind of justice for their loved ones. Kristen Breitweiser is an attorney and a co-founder of September 11th Advocates. She recently wrote the piece "My Husband Died on 9/11: I Am ... Read more

The Gap: Cuomo's Resignation and Newberg School Board vote to ban Pride and BLM flags

Airs at: Fri, 08/13/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start by talking about the (long-time-coming) resignation of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo for sexually harassing nearly a dozen women and for sending old folks with COVID into nursing homes. In a strange twist of fate, his resigna... Read more

Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland! The Activist Photography of Bette Lee

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bette Lee Photo Giveaway!   If you’ve been to a protest during the past three decades, you’ve probably seen Bette Lee, the short, slight woman behind the camera, always in the thick of things, documenting the resistance that Portland is famous for. From the 1990 march to... Read more

The Gap: Non-unanimous Juries with the Still in Prison Campaign and Shame and Good Behavior

Airs at: Fri, 08/06/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Gregory McKelvey, an organizer with the Still in Prison campaign, and Ben Anderson-Nathe, a Jewish community member who is supporting the campaign. We learn about the racist and antisemitic history of non-unanimous j... Read more

Anna Sanger Reed Interview

Produced for Between Us
Driving along McLaughlin Ave as I am wont to do, I often see large groups protestors with flags and signs, expressing their First Amendment rights for conservative values and beliefs. But I rarely see "a" protestor, with "a" sign, expressing their First Amendment rights for... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 26, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Portland Police on the 100th Night of BLM Protest: Photo by Bette Lee (see below) Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: The Abuse of Outer Space: Bill Resnick interviews Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Gl... Read more

Crime and Punishment

Airs at: Mon, 07/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In their Left and the Law segment this month, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the political landscape for crime and punishment in summer 2021 in the wake of the pandemic and police protests, including spikes nationally in homicides. They also take up Portland ant... Read more

The Gap: Facebook Extremism Watch and Firework Alternatives

Airs at: Fri, 07/02/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start by talking about a new feature Facebook is testing out, where the site will ask you if your friend has become extremist, or warn you if you've seen extremist content recently. Suffice it to say that we don't love that, n... Read more