Local Issues

Drone Testing at Three Sites in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/02/2014
The Federal Aviation Authority has named three sites in Oregon among the list of places to be used for testing drones. Robin Ryan speaks to Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Becky Strauss of the ACLU of Oregon, for more. 10:18 minutes (9.44 MB)

Oregon Heritage Plan

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/02/2014
More than one thousand mostly small nonprofit groups work in local communities across Oregon to preserve their area's history. A new Oregon Heritage Plan, now up for public comment, is a way to prioritize and coordinate those effots statewide. 
KBOO reporter Barbara Nelson has more, in collaboration with Oregon News Service.
2:47 minutes (2.54 MB)

The Confessional on 12/30/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Police Accountability Advocates Prepare for Fairness Hearing in February

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/26/2013
Last week, the Portland City Council passed a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the Portland Police Association, as well as an agreement between the city, the police bureau and the union on reforms called for by the U-S Department of Justice. A fairness hearing before a federal judge will be held on February eighteenth at which members of the community can make their voices heard.
KBOO spoke with Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch for more on problems with the agreement and how people can get involved.


5:54 minutes (5.41 MB)

The Confessional on 12/23/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

In Depth: Scrooge of the Year

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013
Jenka Soderberg interviews Marco Mejia of Jobs for Justice about their picks for Scrooge of the Year--the individual, corporation, or entity that has harmed working families in our community the most this year. God bless us, everyone! 19:16 minutes (17.65 MB)

Interview with IPR Director Constantin Severe

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013
KBOO's Sam Bouman interviews Constantin Severe, Director of the Independent Police Review Division of the City Auditor's Office about the role of the IPR in police disciplinary procedures and the reforms to the IPR. The City Council was set to vote on the reforms yesterday, but after a threat by Daryl Turner, president of the police union, to file an unfair labor practices complaint if the council approved the measures, the vote was postponed until January 8. 5:52 minutes (5.38 MB)

Protest at Omega Morgan in Hillsboro

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013
Around 30 protesters with Rising Tide and other groups took over the lobby at Omega Morgan headquarters, demanding to talk with the President, John McCalla, and for an end to their transport of "megaload" shipments of Tar Sands oil extraction equipment to Alberta, Canada. KBOO reporter was their and produced this report, which mistakenly was not aired on the evening news. 8:05 minutes (7.4 MB)
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