Turn on Cable News for Presidential election coverage and what do you get: ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME. Here's a short funny radio peice that makes fun of politicians and the media that so inadaquately covers them. 7:10 minutes (9.84 MB)
After a mass shooting claimed ten lives this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, President Obama adressed the nation with visible frustration, saying, "[Thoughts and prayers do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple months from now."
His remarks touch on the now-routine nature of such killings, and the widespread frustration with the inevitable political stalemate over the issue of gun control that follows them.
KBOO's news director Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Eric Mankowski of Portland State University about the impact of these mass murders on our collective psyche.
4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)
Psychologist Jan Haaken offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of the Republican debate last week, drawing out the way these candidates mobilize human anxieties over threats, mostly imaginary, and longings for a strong, protective leader. Progressives need to go beyond the tendency to frame these tactics as simply "negative campaigning" and expose the paranoid and pathological ideas that fuel right-wing campaigns--ideas that Democrats also often employ, but less crudely. 9:54 minutes (6.81 MB)
KBOO’s Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27 from noon - 4 pm at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St, Portland). Please join us to discuss the state of the station, hear key note speaker, Joanne Hardesty and enjoy music from Bajo Salario Collective Band. Light refreshments will be provided. Board candidate ballots will be accepted until 2:00pm and board election results will be announced at the end of the Annual Meeting. See you there!