Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Edward E. Baptist: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Edward E. Baptist on his recent book The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward. E. Baptist talks about his 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  The book elucidates the origins of capitalism in the US and its inextricable links to the exploitation and torture of millions of slaves in the American South.  Forcing readers to come face to face with the violence and abuse at the heart of American power, Baptist offers us a story that confronts head on mainstream narratives of our nation's economic history. 

A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

Air date: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
An in-depth look at the history, role and political influence of police unions
A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Michael Slate show

Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
On Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger of Climate Change
Today we present a special program – the Michael Slate show.
We'll hear about Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger Facing Humanity and the Planet Due to Climate Change 

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
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Mothers of men of color killed by police speak out and demand police accountability

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

On December 10th WPFW, Pacifica Radio in Washington DC, aired a live broadcast of a 
Congressional briefing featuring the mothers of young men of color who were killed by police. The briefing was co-sponsored by House of Representative members Conyers, Ellison, Johnson, Jackson Lee, and Rangel.

The speakers are 

In Context War Report

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
Notes: Credits:

The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

Air date: 
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization

Air date: 
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization
A Teach- In on Why Technology Will Not Save the World. 45 Scholars, Authors & Activists over two days provide an analysis on why immediate change is required in our thinking, behavior, values and economies, before Nature and human society are terminated. 

We hear moderator Ralph White, NY Open Center, and four speakers: Jerry Mander, IFG: Questions We Should Have Asked About Technology (pictured above); Richard Heinberg, (below left) Post Carbon Institute: "The Party's Over,'
Anuradha Mittal(India), (below center) Oakland Institute: "Stealing Nature" 
Andrew Kimbrell, ICTA (below right): "The End of Market Capitalism"

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

Air date: 
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

Continuation of Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson.

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A Conversation with Amy Goodman

program date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010

In April of 2009, Amy Goodman, co-host of Democracy Now!, spoke at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon.  The event was a fundraser for KBOO, and was hosted by KBOO's own, Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza.

Bringing Haiti Home: A Journalist Looks Back; Interview with Kimberly A.C. Wilson

program date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010

Kimberly A. C. Wilson is a reporter for the Oregonian newspaper and was sent to Haiti after the January earthquake to cover stories related to the Pacific Northwest. This radio program is taken from interviews conducted by Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and provide a personal look back at her trip to Haiti.

Thanks to the Oregonian  and Oregon Live for the use of audio of children singing  and other background audio. Also thank you to The Masters of Haiti for their song Ti Chans

No Regrets; Poems on abortion by Judith Arcana

program date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010

Judith Arcana, local writer, poet and long time activist in support of a woman's right to choose,  read her poems  as part of Kboo's 2010 International Women's Day programming. They were used to inspire discussion for the am call in talk show, No Regrets; Women On Abortion.

International Day Women's Poetry Piece

program date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010
Spoken word and music through the ages and from the ageless.
  • Length: 29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Katrina's Prisoners: Part one of three

program date: 
Thu, 03/04/2010

In 2005, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg conducted a series of interviews in New Orleans, with people adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina.  In this part:

1) Jackie - talking about the Angola 3 and the hurricane.

2) Stanley - talking about being inside Orleans Parish Prison during Katrina

3) Dale - arrested post-Katrina and put in the Greyhound bus station prison.

4) Stacey - arrested for curfew violation and held in the flooded OPP.

5) Eric Torrance - brutalized and taken to Greyhound jail.

Katrina's Prisoners: Part two of three

program date: 
Thu, 03/04/2010

In 2005, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg conducted a series of interviews in New Orleans, with people adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina.  In this part:

1) Rashaun Davis - brutalized and taken to Greyhound jail

2) Daniel Frelix - arrested post-Katrina, taken to Greyhound jail.

3) David Luke - arrested pre-Katrina - was HIV-positive, and due to the ordeal of surviving the flood in OPP, and being held outside and at the Hunts prison, contracted AIDS.

Thomas Homer-Dixon: The Upsiade of Down

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon speaking about climate change at the First Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon, on 5/23/07.

  • Length: 78:59 minutes (36.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 24kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Robert McChesney: The Failure of Modern Media

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Professor and radio host Robert McChesney speaking on the failures of the U.S. media, and the possibilities for the future.

  • Length: 39:53 minutes (36.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Michael Meade: The World Behind the World

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Writer Michael Meade speaking at the Old Church in Portland, Oregon, on 4/24/08.

Chris Hedges: War Reporter

program date: 
Wed, 02/10/2010

Pulitzer winning reporter Chris Hedges spoke at Powell's Books, in Portland, Oregon, about his experience covering conflicts abroad.

This recording was produced by PDX Justice.  More information can be found at www.pdxjustice.org.

  • Length: 58:39 minutes (53.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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