Government/Politics

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

The Gap: Recall Wheeler Campaign and the Neutrality of Mess

Airs at: Fri, 06/18/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea speak with two organizers from Total Recall PDX, which is organizing a campaign to recall Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. Audrey Caines, the Campaign Manager, and Danny Cage, the Campaign Coordinator, join us to talk about the cam... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 21, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts today program which includes the following segments: Radical Re-envisioning of Life on a Hot Planet: Bill Resnick interviews Richard A. Smith, a historian of modern China, and also an environmentalist activist who co-founded the organization System Cha... Read more

Protesters push for eviction ban extension as 90,000 could lose housing due to back rent

Airs at: Tue, 06/15/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland on the morning of June 15th, to protest the coming end of Oregon’s eviction moratorium. They rallied outside of the Multnomah County Circuit Court, demanding an extension of the moratorium and that tenants have access to legal ... Read more

Qanon: politics in the age of communicative capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Even after the electoral defeat of Trump. QAnon remains an active platform for right-wing conspiracy theories and is widely perceived as a dangerous threat to democracy.  Jan Haaken talks with Emaline Friedman about QAnon as a political and cultural phenomenon. They take up... Read more

LA 100%

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Sammy Roth, an environmental journalist for 7 years, now nearing 3 with the LA Times, who writes major articles and the Boiling Point weekly newsletter on developments in climate change and climate action to stop it. Bill and Sammy discuss a study, c... Read more

History of the Drug War: Part One

Airs at: Wed, 06/16/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
At a news conference on June 17, 1971, disgraced former president Richard Nixon announced the start of the modern American drug war. On this edition of Free Culture Radio, history of the drug war part one, from Nixon through Reagan. Read more

Time to Stop Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For years, community members, organizations, and coalitions have been calling on the City of Portland to shut down Zenith Energy’s dirty, dangerous oil-by-rail operations in NW Portland. When the City of Portland failed to take action, dedicated community members refused to... Read more

Less Is More

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Community organizers and social justice activists have just scored a major victory in the New York state legislature. On Thursday June 10, the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly passed S.1144A, entitled “Relates to revocation of community supervision” - a mod... Read more