A, 240 Arrested During Protest Blocking the European Business Summit
Brussels- 500 protesters tried to block the “European Business Summit.” The police made dozens of arrests. About 500 activists of the D1-20 Alliance, which brings together farmers, citizens, workers, unemployed or artists gathered Thursday morning in the center of Brussels. They marched to the Egmont Palace, home of the European Business Summit, via the Boulevard de Waterloo, hoping to block the summit. The police, backed by riot police, surrounded the protesters and made arrests. The police also used water-cannons. A total of 240 protesters were arrested administratively, said the spokesman of the police zone Brussels Capital Ixelles, Christian De Coninck. 12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)
Gordon Challstrom is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about how if Oregonians chose to overturn the 2004 same-sex Constitutional amendment, he would follow their wishes as the chief executive, how a variety of political problems are dogging Governor Kitzhaber and how, a drone that flies too low might be on the receiving end of a shotgun shell. *These interviews are part of a project inviting all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 27:52 minutes (25.51 MB)
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
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Kathi Steele is a sitting judge in Clackamas County running for re-election in the 5th District Appeal Court. She talked with Don Merrill about why she likes the work, how she hopes the county will eventually build another courthouse and why she does not necessarily think elected judges have the distance from politics she thinks they always should. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
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Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian-American journalist and leader of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid, speaks to an overflow audience at Portland State University on May 13th, 2014. Abunimah has been described as the leading American proponent of a "one-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He was in Portland as part of a tour, sponsored by Haymarket Books, to promote his latest work "The Battle for Justice in Palestine." 86:40 minutes (79.35 MB)
KBOO's reigning Reggae queens, Michele and Teresa of Shocks of Sheba, talk about their personal record collections, their longtime best friendship, and 26 years of programming together. The folks at Fire on the Mountain brewed up a Shocks of Sheba IPA after their show's "rhythm and good vibe." Grab a beer and tune in every other Thursday from noon to 2!
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