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

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

KBOO News In Depth: Wendy Willis

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Our In Depth guest today is Wendy Willis, author of the new essay collection, These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Field Notes from the Republic, from Counterpoint Press. Wendy is a Portland-based writer, poet, and lawyer. She’s published two books of poetry, and her work has... Read more

Town Hall on the Joint Terrorism Task Force

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Field Mole Desiree Hellegers brings excerpts from the January 16 townhall on a proposal for Portland to once again withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force or JTTF. A vote will be held on the proposal this coming Wednesday at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Background on the h... Read more

Anti-Fascist Struggle in Europe and Repression in Russia

Airs at: Mon, 02/04/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 02/08/2019 at 5:00pm
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
This week, we feature two segments on the show: an interview with a Russian anarchist about the recent ramping up of torture and repression by the FSB in Russia against anarchists and anti-fascists  (00:14:13); and a chat with Patrick Strickland, author of "Alerta! Alerta!:... Read more

Ep. 79 It Takes A Village To Raise A Chanti ft. Chanti Darling

Airs at: Tue, 02/05/2019 at 12:00am - Thu, 02/28/2019 at 12:00pm
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
VVP is back and with a VERY SPECIAL guest that will have you seeing ~st*rs~  @chantidarling comes thru to the studio to discuss the pdx music scene and his own career path which led to the boptastic RNB, Vol 1. If you’re living under a rock and haven’t already, buy the albu... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 11, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts this episode, with these segments: Bill Resnick talks with Alex Zielinski, news editor of the Portland Mercury, about Portland policing. Desiree Hellegers reports with audio from last month’s community info session on Portland’s involvement in the Joi... Read more