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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/11

Air date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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1st Congressional District candidate debate

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

Ralph Nader speaks with KBOO about Occupy Wall St

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011

Long-time consumer advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader has long called for the kind of populist uprising that has been manifested in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Nader about his thoughts on the movement.

10:01 minutes (9.17 MB)

A New Voice For Israel - Talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami

program date: 
Wed, 10/26/2011

Jeremy Ben-Ami is the Founder and President of J Street, an American pro-Israel and pro-peace lobby in Washington D.C.

J Street Portland and the World Affairs Council of Oregon co-sponsored an appearance by Mr. Ben-Ami October 23rd, 2011 where he spoke on the themes of his new book A New Voice For Israel and also spoke on current events in the Middle East.

This podcast is only excerpts from the presentation.  For a complete podcast of the entire talk and all the Q and A that followed, please visit www.jewishreview.org/audio  where you will find a podcast of the entire event.


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A Proposal from Occupy Portland

program date: 
Mon, 10/24/2011

 The Old Mole's Joe  Clement has been participating in the Portland Occupation's General Assembly, and he reports here about the decision to work with members of the Portland City Charter Commission to change the way we elect city officials to  Instant Run-off Elections (IRV).  IRV would enable voters to vote for a third party candidate without giving de facto support to their least favorite candidate.   Joe explains how it would work, and how the Occupation movement is engaging this issue.  

3:43 minutes (2.14 MB)

David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

program date: 
Wed, 10/19/2011

The Greed Special

Hosted by Per Fagereng and Joe Clement

Per and Joe interview David Graeber, professor, activist, and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

44:20 minutes (40.6 MB)

Occupy Wall Street Rediscovers the Radical Imagination

program date: 
Mon, 10/17/2011

 Joe Clement reads an essay titled "Occupy Wall Street Rediscovers The Radical Imagination" by David Graeber, a noted anthropologist-activist involved with Occupy Wall Street. He argues that if anything the occupation movement breaks a decades old consensus about the inescapability of capitalism. Joe offers his radically imaginative thoughts afterward on economic democracy and radical electoral reform.

7:13 minutes (6.62 MB)

Occupy Portland, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The World!!!

program date: 
Tue, 10/18/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris.

Joe reports on the popular Occupy Portland encampment, including phone calls from Sandy Polishuk, one of our Elder Activists working on-site in whatever capacity seems appropriate at the time, and from Jimmy, one of the Volunteer Coordinators.

There is a Volunteer Tent in the Encampment, with "Needs" posted prominently for anyone with some time to see.  Lately, they've been needing laundry services.  Do help if you can.


53:01 minutes (48.53 MB)

Pursuing Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High Finance Carnivores: A conversation with Greg Palast

program date: 
Mon, 10/17/2011

 Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast blew the lid off voter fraud in 2000 and 2004 that threw the presidential elections into doubt. Greg has picked up the money trail again, following it to a corrupt link between Big Oil and High Finance that has produced record corporate profits whilecreating environmental disasters like the recent Gulf oil spill. This new story, captured in his latest book,Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores, reads like a pulp thriller as the Palast investigative team travels from Baku to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of this story.

57:55 minutes (26.52 MB)

KBOO Radio @Occupy Portland Encampment 2011


Click here for the Occupy Portland Radio show, airing on 90.7 FM every 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month from 6 -7 pm 


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From on-the-scene reporting, in-depth interviews, on-air broadcasts of needs during the encampment, music, and much more...KBOO was there, is there, and will continue to be there. So there!

 As the Occupy movement continues calling for the richest one percent to pay their fair share, KBOO News is committed to bringing you full coverage. And be sure to support KBOO to keep this people-powered radio station on the air - donate online by clicking here.


The following is the archive of the real-time updates to the KBOO website as the Portland Occupy movement evolved. Exciting times!


Friday February 10th: all-day special on Challenging Corporate Power

Project Censored celebrates 35 years as media watchdog

program date: 
Thu, 10/06/2011

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

35:40 minutes (16.32 MB)
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