John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.
Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?
This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?
This was Tony's first interview for the KBOO Youth Collective. He interviews Nancy Roberts- the coordinator for a student exchange program in the Portland area, as well as a student from Turkey currently studying in the United States who is active in this program.
I really enjoyed this interview because you could really tell how much this student was changed by the experience! She was so excited for the chance to be on a radio station in the United States!
Annie Soga of the KBOO Youth Collective interviews fellow youth collective members about their secret life- AS SUPERHEROS. Tune in to learn what powers each person would have, who would be a "supervillian", and what kind of crazy costumes each youth collective superhero would have!
Jennifer- a member of the youth collective and current Portland college student is organizing No Fest- a music fest that takes place in the St Johns neighborhood in Portland, Oregon each year. Annie Soga interviews Jennifer about this local music fest and provides the listeners with information on how to get involved.
This is an interview conducted with Gerard Lester of the Great Outdoors Academy in Portland, Oregon. The Great Outdoors Academy is an organization that takes groups of kids on expeditions. They strive to make the outdoors accessible to students who may otherwise never experience true nature.
Students from the Pulse of Portland Music Project at RenaissanceArtsAcademy on the Marshall Campus share their work from the year. Listen in on how they feel about music, school culture & some of the interviews they have performed with various artists from our hip town. Part 1 of 2. Hear Part 2 on Friday, May 29, at 11:30AM.
Today we successfully pulled off our show with me as adult advocate! It was amazing to finally sit back and see what all the other youth can do! It was pretty smooth- a few of the usual glitches and a lot of freaking out behind the scenes- but there was some great content and everyone ended up having tons of fun! Our newest member of the collective- Sean- even volunteered and happily read the community calendar live on air!
This month the Young Ladies Radio Project focused on Food and Food Emergencies. The finished product is an amazing mini radio show with some really interesting interviews. They spoke with a gentleman who works with the city about how to prepare for emergencies and how the city is preparing for emergencies, a woman who works for the Oregon Food Bank that let us in on some secrets about how the food bank works, what kind of foods they store, and how they operate in emergency situations- there is also an interview with a biology teacher who gives the listeners a quick refresher course on how the body uses foods.