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

A People's History - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 09/23/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Mike Konopacki is a longtime labor cartoonist who collaborated with historians Howard Zinn and Paul Buhle to adapt Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States into comics form. Konopacki joined S.W. Conser in July of 2008 to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 27, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about... Read more

The Religious Right

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Dr. Ray Bakke about white Evangelicals and the religious right, as well as left positions on race and social justice in the American Baptist traditions. Bakke is a pastor and theologian and a former Professor of Ministry at Northern Baptist Theological... Read more

Energy Crossroads

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Al Weinrub in the first part of a two-part interview about options for the energy grid. In the first part today, Bill and Al compare decentralized local community energy with the Investor Owned Utility model on costs, reliability, and speed of instal... Read more

Methane Hazards

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Northwest Natural Gas and other fracked gas utilities are spending massive amounts of money on a campaign to promote so-called natural gas as a sustainable and carbon-free fuel for the future. But a recent report, “Methane Gas: Health, Safety, and Decarbonization,” tells a ... Read more

Greg Palast on voting rights, Occupy, Afghanistan and Steve Donziger

Airs at: Wed, 09/22/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    We are thrilled to have investigative reporter extraordinaire Greg Palast back on KBOO Talk Radio for yet another Membership Drive special!! Greg has helped us out almost too many times too count over the years, appearing on many different shows, but especially on Voi... Read more

Buscando America on 09/21/21

Airs at: Tue, 09/21/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
En esta emisión hablamos de las crisis migratorias en las fronteras de México con Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Defensores de la justicia pro-migrantes hablan de lo que podría ser una de las deportaciones masivas de solicitantes de asilo más grandes en décadas. Ya esta aquí el Port... Read more

Assault on Abortion

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On September 1st the Supreme Court declined to block one of the country’s most restrictive abortion laws, a Texas state statute that bans the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy and which allows civil suits against anyone assisting women seeking abortions. In thi... Read more