Local Issues

'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle, Part 1

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Wed, 09/16/2015
150 to 200 tribal fishing people and Oregon residents gathered yesterday 64:26 minutes (88.48 MB)

KBOO 2015 Annual Meeting, featuring Bajo Salario and Joanne Hardesty

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!

The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 14, 2015

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Mon, 09/14/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris hosts this membership drive episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, with segments on Social Security, historical fiction and reproductive justice, and rights of workers in sexual services.

Bill Resnick talks with Eric Laursen about Social Security. This version is longer than the interview that was broadcast.

Jan Haaken and Patricia Kuhlberg talk about Patsy's novel Girl in the River.
39:36 minutes (18.13 MB)

Vic Remmers faces protesters as he attempts to cut ancient trees on two sites in Portland

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/15/2015
Portland residents in two separate neighborhoods engaged in civil disobedience today to stop ancient trees from being cut down by developer Vic Remmers.

A neighborhood group in Southeast Portland has banded together to stop the cutting of two old-growth trees near 41st Avenue and Clinton Street. The trees are on a property owned by developer Vic Remmers.
Last month, Remmers’ company, Everett Custom Homes, demolished the single home on the lot, a structure that was built over 100 years ago. Remmers plans to build three new houses on the lot.
To make room for the new development, two of the four old-growth Douglas Firs on the lot, including the largest of the four, were cut down on Saturday.
20:36 minutes (9.43 MB)

Girl in the River

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Jan Haaken talks with Patsy Kullberg (also an Old Mole), about her new novel, Girl in the River. The novel--a work of historical fiction--centers on the struggles of a fictional working class young woman, finding her way in the actual world of corruption, vice squads, and abortion politics in the mid-twentieth century in Portland. Jan talks with Patsy about what reproductive rights activists might learn from this period in Portland's history--and how novels contribute to our capacity to imagine that a better world is possible. 9:57 minutes (4.55 MB)

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? 57:37 minutes (79.13 MB)

Century Of Lies for August 30 2015

Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 08/30/2015
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Housing Justice in Portland

program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2015

Denise Morris and Joe Clement discuss housing as a human right, the broad impact of rising housing costs, the Portland history of racism that has contributed to the current housing crunch, the struggle for sustainable solutions that go beyond isolated nuclear family homes, and the process of working together for a variety of remedies, including public housing, tenants unions, community land trusts, and more. In the end, Joe plays a "right to the city" rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
14:53 minutes (13.63 MB)
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