Local Issues

HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Anita Brown Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014
Anita Brown is a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. She talked with Don Merrill about how she believes that everyone should have the right to own but not necessarily carry guns into public spaces, how gay marriage is a civil rights issue and how she would engage colleagues who disagree with her facts with "love". *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.
29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)

The Confessional on 05/19/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Alissa Keny Guyer Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2014
Alissa Keny Guyer is a Democrat running for re-election in Oregon House District 46. She talked with Don Merrill about her eagerness to work on issues related health disparaties for people of color, her concern over the corrupting influence of lobbying groups on her colleagues and her anticipation that in light of the departures from the legislature, she will see more players on the field working to score for her progressive team. *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.
28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)

Wally Hicks Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014
Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *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. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Kathleen O'Brien Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size.  *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.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

Gordon Challstrom Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 05/16/2014

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)

Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

program date: 
Wed, 05/14/2014
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.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)

GMO-Labeling Initiative Approved by State Supreme Court

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
After receiving the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court today, a group trying to get a GMO-labeling initiative on the November ballot is poised to begin gathering signatures.
For more on the initiative, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Sandeep Kaushik, a spokesman with Oregon Right to Know.
6:31 minutes (5.97 MB)

La Grande Domestic Violence Shelter Faces Demolition

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
A domestic violence shelter in La Grande Oregon is facing closure to make way for a new county courthouse in Union county.
Shelter From The Storm filed a litigation suit in April to seek resolutions that would minimize the impact of construction on the group’s facility.
KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright spoke to Shelter from the Storm’s director, Theresa Krauser, for more on the story.
5:29 minutes (5.02 MB)
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