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Black History and Future Month

----   Join KBOO every Tuesday at 7pm throughout the month of February to hear interviews from Black creatives, artists, activists, revolutionaries, KBOO hosts, musicians and more! This series aims to celebrate all aspects of the Black lived experience - from contemporar... Read more

Earth Day Special Programming

  On Saturday, April 22nd, KBOO celebrated Earth Day with special programming devoted to climate action. The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues the globe faces and on Earth Day, we will be exploring its impacts close to home and around the globe. We’ll fea... Read more

Separate and Deadly

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In this debut "Field Notes" segment, co-authors Sophie Smith and Parker Deighan of the No More Deaths Abuse Documentation Team discuss the original findings of their recent report, Separate & Deadly: 911 System Segregation in the Arizona Borderlands. The discussion explores... Read more

Portland Street Response Threatened

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Portland Street Response has proven itself very successful as first responders with interventions and assistance for the destitute, houseless, and people in mental health crisis. But the Portland police want to return unchallenged to their role as first responders, employin... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 4, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: What Is the Main Challenge for Socialists Now? In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond takes off from the recent book, The Socialist Challenge Today, by Leo Panitch ... Read more

Portland Street Response Threatened

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Portland Street Response has proven itself very successful as first responders with interventions and assistance for the destitute, houseless, and people in mental health crisis. But the Portland police want to return unchallenged to their role as first responders, employin... Read more

Agency with Choice: Interview with Alice Longley Miller with SEIU

Airs at: Fri, 03/01/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
  Agency with Choice is part of SB1521, an Oregon bill put out by SEIU proposing a new option for caregiving for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Read more

Two Steps Back

Airs at: Wed, 02/28/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Two Steps Back. The state of Oregon’s groundbreaking Measure 110, a ballot initiative overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2020 that decriminalized small-scale simple possession of some drugs and provided funding for vital services, is on the ... Read more

What's Next with NEXT?

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Several years ago NEXT Energy (now NXT) proposed to build a renewable diesel refinery and rail yard at Port Westward, a spectacular point of land protruding into the Columbia River Estuary near the town of Clatskanie. The proposal was enthusiastically supported by the Port ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 26, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Palestinian Film Fest: As Israel's genocidal war on Gaza continues, so too does global resistance to the war and to Israeli occupation of Palestine. Jan Haaken talks with Shams ... Read more