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The Confessional on 01/13/14

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The Confessional
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Water District Proposal

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/09/2014
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Megaload Protest: the Breakfast of Governors

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/09/2014
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Kitzhaber's Federal Forest Plan

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/09/2014
Yesterday evening, the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously approved a federal forest plan personally presented by Governor John Kitzhaber. The plan aims to direct the Board's actions in order to create a more favorable context for both commercial and stewardship activity on Oregon's federal forest lands (about 60% of forest in the state). KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, for clarification on the plan's aims and what it implies for the future of Oregon's forests. 6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)

Audobon society applauds decision to call off W. Hayden Island development

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/08/2014
The Port of Portland cited cumbersome costs associated with the terms of use as their reason for withdrawing a revitalized and long standing plan to industrially develop West Hayden Island.
Negotiations began for this latest effort in the late nineties, but it wasn’t a first attempt, and according to Bob Salinger from the Audubon society of Portland, it’s not likely to be the last, as he explained to KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan. 
 
17:26 minutes (15.96 MB)

The Confessional on 01/06/14

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The Confessional
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Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Drone Testing at Three Sites in Oregon

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Evening News
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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

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Evening News
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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

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Evening News
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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)
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