Civil Rights/Human Rights

Kavanaugh: Hope vs. Misogynist Reality

By a KBOO member: WHAT I WISH WOULD HAPPEN: That the prep school Kavanaugh type a--holes finally get their comeuppance. That Ford is believed, that all survivors are believed, that this national trauma comes to a head and the people who have been brutalized, assaulted, hu... Read more

2018 Fall News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO

News & Public Affairs Day only happens during a Membership Drive, bringing really great speakers: The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive. With every word, with every note, you... Read more

International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... Read more

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 7:00am - 8:00pm
An all-day special featuring talks and interviews with leading scholars and activists - help support KBOO public affairs during our fall membership drive - call 877-500-5266! The day begins with the award-winning program Democracy Now at 7 am At 8, we feature Pulitzer-Priz... Read more

Harrison Bergeron - An Individual with Courage and Strength

Airs at: Fri, 02/22/2019 at 10:00am - 10:15am
Produced for Valley Views
Join Host Dale Holiday as she shares elements of the futuristic world where “everyone is equal” as portrayed in Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, “Harrison Bergeron”.  She examines this fictional society and suggests that the same dynamics create the group think mentality in tod... Read more

Voices from the Edge of City Hall

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On the eve of her swearing as Portland's first Black woman city council member, JoAnn Hardesty wrote to her supporters: "On Wednesday, January 2nd at 9 AM, I will be officially sworn into office and take on the great challenge ahead at City Hall.  While I have no doubt that... Read more

Sanho Tree

Airs at: Sun, 02/17/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week we talk with guest Sanho Tree, longtime drug policy reformer and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, about White House drug policy, harm reduction, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden. Read more

Partnership for Safety and Justice, YOUtH

Airs at: Wed, 02/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for The RadioActivist
Today, on the Radio Activist, hosts Lisa Loving and Suzanne LaGrande will interview Deputy Director Shannon Wight and  Amy Davidson,  Crime Survivor Program Director from the Partnership for Safety and Justice. In the second half of the hour, we'll be speaking with S. Renee... Read more

Spending time with Sasha Buchert, staff attorney with Lambda Legal.

Airs at: Tue, 02/12/2019 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
Sasha is a former KBOO news volunteer and program host, who left town to work with the Transgender Law Center in Oakland. She now serves as a staff attorney with Lambda Legal, and is host of the irregular Preference segment "Tell Us About the Law, Sasha." We're going to sp... Read more