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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Portland Winter Soldier: Voices of Iraq Veterans and Civilian Victims

Winter Soldier was first held in 1971, when veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in Washington DC to testify about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed during the war. Now, Iraq Veterans Against the War have resurrected the tradition by holding a number of Winter Soldier events, including here in Portland.  Veterans' testimonies, recorded in Portland in October, were followed by a live forum with Iraq war vets and civilian victims of Occupation.

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Listen to Pacifica recordings of the national Winter Soldier event held in March 2008.

Iraq Veterans Against the War website

Live blog of Portland Winter Soldier

Portland Sanctuary city campaign

No More Victims

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Anna Keith hosts a new pilot program called "Family Business." Today's show looks at breastfeeding with guest Rachel Martinez from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and Washington. Call-ins are welcome.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Melinda Bernert looks behind the media, local and national. Today's topics include "The Incredible Shrinking Oregonian;" and a look at how CNN is trying to get newspapers to drop the Associated Press, why that's bad and what it means for Portland and other local areas. We'll also hear a critique of the plan of the new Chair of the FCC to sell one-fourth of the Internet. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

We hear from the series Law and Disorder. Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney of the ACLU, discusses the case of Ali Al-Marri and whether the President can declare legal residents, including American citizens, enemy combatants. And journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about "20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Fri, 11/28/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Professor and author Robert Jensen on How We Talk about the Vision for an Alternative and What Is Our Strategy for Getting There In an Era of a Democratic Party President. Produced by Global Voices for Justice.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/27/2008 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Host Eugene Johnson returns for his annual broadcast, Genocide Cover-Up Day. Eugene is joined by co hosts Jim Craven and Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler to discuss the crime of genocide with the likes of Ward Churchill, author of A Little Matter of Genocide, and Carter Camp, former AIMster and current political leader in Indian Country, and you. Be prepared to call in and exchange ideas!

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The topics are protesters and First Amendment rights and building solidarity among workers while staying clear of the law.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Flashpoints is off again today. Instead we'll hear an interview about the out-sourcing of U.S. intelligence operations and a commentary on "The Myth of Thanksgiving."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide: A show on technology activism

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us? KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

The program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature an interview with one of the communications collective members for those who protested the Republican National Convention.  We'll also hear from Tim Jones of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on what to expect from an Obama administration and what changes they are proposing be made to improve our digital civil liberties.

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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

 

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 3

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The final hour of the special features a lecture by Nora Barrows-Friedman, a journalist and staff editor for The Electronic Intifada, speaking about human rights issues in Palestine and their relation to the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 2

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The second hour of the special features a lecture by political science professor, author, and writer of The Angry Arab News Service blog As'ad AbuKhalil, who speaks on the United States' role in the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 1

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The first hour of the special features a lecture by student activist and cohost of KBOO's One Land Many Voices Wael Elasady, speaking on the ongoing revolt and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 3/21

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

In this episode...

 

An interview with S. Brian Willson outlining some of the historical events that the most recent occupations connect with. From the occupation of the colonists to Brian's personal recollections of occupying the U.S. Congress building during a 45 day hunger strike, we mention only a small part of the history of occupations in the United States. We discuss how effective occupations can be and how varied occupation activity can be!

We talk with organizers of the ongoing occupation of the Portland city hall, the End the Camping Ban Prayer Vigil, ongoing since December 1, 2011- the longest continuous occupation effort in recent years in Portland.

Joe Lino interviews members of the Portland Occupy Our School group.

We discuss the legal situation faced by arrestees associated with the Portland Occupy group.

We talk to the Occupy Portland Food Team about their ongoing efforts to promote and establish gardens across the city.

Music from Miriam's Well

and more!

  • Length: 59:04 minutes (27.04 MB)
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Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions

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Mon, 02/27/2012

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Jenka Soderberg spoke about the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

  • Length: 20:32 minutes (18.8 MB)
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Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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program date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

  • Length: 83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)
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Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

."

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Steve Hallett is an associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. His previous appointments include McGill University, Canada, and the University of Queensland, Australia.

John Wright is a journalist specializing in energy and environmental issues with over thirty-five years of experience. He is currently the Latin America news editor for Energy News Today, but has also worked for Knight-Ridder, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press. He is the author of The Obama Haters.

  • Length: 36:08 minutes (33.08 MB)
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Interview with Jeffrey Clements, author of 'Corporations are not People'

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

KBOO’s Joe Meyer interviews Jeffrey Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People  and Zac Brugman of Move to Amend and Alliance for Democracy.

They discuss corporate power in the United States with an empahsis on what you can do about it.

  • Length: 40:23 minutes (36.98 MB)
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Ben Gotschall; Nebraska Rancher on the Fight to Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.

This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org

 

 

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