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Episode Archive

Mayday! redux 2015

Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Fighting back against the oppressors
Mayday! Mayday!  Workers, immigrants, people of color all under attack in the U.S. right now!  Tune in on Wednesday May 6th for a Mayday redux - including audio from Portland's Mayday on Friday May 1st!

Be sure to support KBOO during our spring membership drive - Call 877-500-KBOO from May 6th to 16th to support the station that provides a voice for the voiceless in our community!

Anniversary of Oso mudslide

Air date: 
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
KBOO investigates unanswered questions about Oso mudslide
This weekend marks the one year anniversary of a catastrophic mudslide in Oso Washington that killed forty three people.  A year later, many questions about the mudslide and what led up to it have still not been answered.
This Friday March 20th, KBOO Radio will have a special program from 8 am to noon to look into the geology and human activities that led up to the slide, and the lessons that can be learned from the disaster.  

The 17th Homelessness Marathon

Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:00pm - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am
Short Description: 
America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty
 The 17th Homelessness Marathon
America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty will broadcast live from Sarasota, FL, starting at 5p.m., on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and ending 13  hours later, at 6a.m.on Wednesday, February 18th.

Call in numbers for the broadcast will be-

If you're housed or homeless: 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398)

If you're homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you're about to be homeless, you can also call: 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688)

DeGentrify Portland

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Fighting Back against the economic and racial forces of displacement
DeGentrify Portland  Project Coordinator Sharita Towne joins KBOO's Mic Crenshaw to talk about the changing face of north Portland, the cost to the community of gentrification, and how people are organizing to resist it.  We'll also hear excerpts from the films produced by the participants in DeGentrify Portland  that address the topic of gentrification and changing neighborhoods in Portland.

Winona LaDuke: Grassroots Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Winona LaDuke on the preservation of tribal lands

Recording of a talk by Winona LaDuke for Portland State of Mind: Campus Sustainability Day at Portland State University. In this keynote address, Winona LaDuke discusses sustainable food growing practices as well as indigenous perspectives and grassroots strategies for mitigating climate change.

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year.

Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Short Description: 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges on US imperialism and capitalism
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, activist, and historian.  He is the best-selling author of a number of books including the 2012 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, in collaboration with Joe Sacco.  He has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than fifty countries, and was in 2002 awarded the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.  He has been a vocal critic of Israeli foreign policy and recent US wars in the Middle East, and is a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Eric McDavid - victim of FBI entrapment

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Short Description: 
Environmental activist who served 9 years in prison for 'thought crime'
KBOO presents an exclusive interview with newly-released 'Green Scare' prisoner Eric McDavid.

After serving 10 years for a wrongful conviction of “conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive”, Eric was set free due to the government’s withholding of key evidence about how he may have been entrapped by an FBI agent.

KBOO's Artists in Residence present their work

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Short Description: 
Works produced by artists-in-residence at KBOO
Listen to the pieces produced through KBOO's Artist in Residence program.

The goals of the KBOO Artist Support Program are to support and invest in individuals who are pushing themselves artistically using sound, whose work will impact the cultural landscape of Portland, and to bring those artists into the dynamic KBOO community of local, national, and international artists and activists.

From 11:30 - Noon, we'll hear from Tessie Word, the 2014 KBOO Artist in Residence. She created the sound piece "Convergence"  during her residency.

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.


Portland Mayoral Debate 10/1/2012 Part Two

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

The Center for Intercultural Organizing hosted a debate between mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.  Part two consists of introductions by the CIO and the full debate.

Wednesday's Board of Director Candidate Forums, 2012

program date: 
Wed, 08/08/2012

Want to know more about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors? Tune in to the Candidate On-Air Forums Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 from 7-8pm.

Tonight's candidates include: Alejandro Ceballos, Damon Isiah Turner, John Mackey, and Jeff Kipilman

Tuesday's Board of Director Candidate Forums, 2012

program date: 
Tue, 08/07/2012

Want to know more about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors? Tune in to the Candidate On-Air Forums Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 from 7-8pm.

Tonight's candidates include: Michael Papadopoulos, David Haseltine, Matthew Bristow, and Rabia Yeaman

  • Length: 62:09 minutes (56.9 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Eat & Run: interview with Scott Jurek

program date: 
Mon, 07/09/2012

First-time author Scott Jurek speaks with Mel Reslor on his book Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Jurek started competing in ultramarathons (races greater than the marathon, 26.2 miles) at the age of 20 in 1994. Accomplishments since then include: 1st place in the 1996-1998 Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail, Western States 100-Mile (1st place 7 years straight 1999-2005), Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles in Death Valley, 1st place in 2005 & 2006), U.S. record holder for longest distance in 24 hours (165.7 miles in 2010). Scott Jurek lives, trains and competes on a vegan diet.

  • Artist: Scott Jurek
  • Title: Eat & Run
  • Length: 40:40 minutes (27.93 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

interview with John Brennan, Portland man who got naked at the airport to protest invasive searching

program date: 
Fri, 06/29/2012

KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with local Portland man John Brennan, who stripped naked at the Portland International Airport in protest of invasive searches by airport security. He sees his actions as taking a stand for civil liberities and personal privacy, and believes that what he did can serve as an example to others.

Chris Lowe interview

program date: 
Wed, 06/27/2012

For the PM News, KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp spoke with Jobs With Justice community organizer Chris Lowe, about the upcoming rally for the Affordable Care Act. Lowe strongly advocates the passage of the Act, believing that all Americans should have access to healthcare at a price that they can afford. He discusses health care issues and gives details about the rally.

  • Length: 3:56 minutes (1.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Occupy Portland Radio broadcast air show 6/20/2012

program date: 
Thu, 06/21/2012

in this episode:

Music from the Sexy Flail Family String Band (love to the Alamo!)

An interview with Pepe from the Occupy Portland Food and Garden Team

sounds from the Occupy Portland/ Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers softball game

a new Police Piece

an interview with Mary Nicholls, dame of the Occupy Portland City Hall End the Camping Ban Vigil

a new segment entitled "Presented Without Comment"

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  • Length: 63:15 minutes (57.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 5/30

program date: 
Wed, 05/30/2012

In This Episode...

Joe Meyer looks in-depth at the tactics the Portlnad Police Bureau has been using recently against protestors associated with the Occupy Movement

We debut News Beat, a mix of music and news to keep you entertained and informed

Nan Wigmore tells us about her experiences witnessing the violence used against protestors at the NATO rallies in , May of 2012.

Upcoming Occupy events...

Music throughout the show!


  • Length: 62:07 minutes (56.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Blair Bobier

program date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012

KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp spoke with Blair Bobier of the Pacific Green Party for the evening news. Bobier contests Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown's decision to bar Green Party candidates from running on the Oregon State ballot. Bobier objects, saying that the Green Party has in the past received more than 1% of votes, legitimately qualifying the party to run candidates on the ballot. The Pacific Green Party has also maintained the necessary numbers of voters allow their candidates to remain on the ballot. Bobier sees the issues as a larger one of democracy and freedom of choice for voters.

  • Title: Blair Bobier
  • Length: 5:34 minutes (2.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 5/16

program date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012

In this episode...

Music by the Patchwork Family Band- "Boys in Blue"

A talk by Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

A talk with members of the Occupy Portland Food Team about Food Security

A special report by Joe Lino, highlighting the behavior of the Portland Police Bureau on May Day, 2012

More music from Barry Joe Stull

And Joe Lino talks with the Nurses Association, providers of the busses to Chicago for the NATO protest



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