Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Dismantling the Prison-Industrial Complex

Air date: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Dismantling the prison-industrial complex special program
10:00 McLaren youth poetry slam
10:30 -11 Ramona Africa - the sole survivor of the bombing of the Move house by Philadelphia police on May 13th, 1985

11 am - Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World
with James Patrick Jordan- Alliance for Global Justice

Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery: JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin

Air date: 
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Law and Disorder Conference recording 2014
More people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails than in any other country in the world. With just five percent of the world’s population, America has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population.

This workshop examines how the “war” on drugs led to the current mass imprisonment of people of color, who comprise half of the over two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails; how mass imprisonment has devastated poor and low income communities of color; why mass imprisonment is slavery; and proposes how to organize people of color to fight to end mass imprisonment.

Thom Hartmann: The Crash of 2016 and what we can do about it

Air date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Thom Hartmann speaks in Portland
To cap off our all-day special on Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda, we'll hear radio host and author Thom Hartmann recorded recently in Portland talking about "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America and What We Can Do to Stop It."

Fighting the Neo-liberal Agenda

Air date: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO
We'll get the first report-back from our investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council on legislation and legislators in the state of Oregon.  Some of the team will provide reports from the Spring meeting of ALEC in Kansas City May 2 - 4.

The day will also include a talk by Seattle's socialist city council member Kshama Sawant, recorded in Portland on April 24th and a talk by Nomi Prins, author of "All the President's Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," also recorded on April 24th.

Crypto-Country: The Wild Wild Works

Air date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Crypto-Country, the Core Infrastructure Initiative and Crypto Parties

Crypto-Country: The Wild Wild Works

“Is Open Source underfunded and up for grabs? Here’s Stephen Vaughan-Nichols   for Linux and Open Source .
 “To help fix the cash flow problem, a dozen top technology companies, including Amazon, IBM, Intel, and VMware, joined forces with The Linux Foundation to form the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII)”. –
Richard Stallman the creator of GNU and the real author of the Free Software Movement has other ideas.
If Open Source software is central to encryption/decryption, why are we letting the wolves in the front door when they already hold the keys to the back door?

5/7 - A Way Forward for Israel-Palestine

Air date: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
A special program on how we can achieve peace with justice
With the breakdown of peace talks, expansion of settlements, and harsh rhetoric currently passing for 'dialogue' in the Israel-Palestine conflict, it's sometimes hard to have hope that this entrenched conflict can come to a peaceful resolution.

On this special program, we'll show you that there is still reason to hope.  Max Blumenthal, Miko Peled, and Ali Abunimah are all deeply involved in this issue, and all have this in common: they believe that there will be peace with justice in Israel-Palestine in our lifetimes.

We'll bring you the voices of an Israeli, a Palestinian and an American who are on the frontlines in the struggle for a just peace in Israel-Palestine.

Mayday! Mayday! A report on the state of the working class

Air date: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Mayday report by KBOO reporters

Mayday! Mayday!  It's a special report on the state of the working class in the Portland area, and across the country -- featuring an exclusive interview and talk by John Nichols on 'Dollarocracy'.  Plus we'll have a special edition of the Evening News with live reports from the rallies in Portland and Salem, and reports from Mayday !!

more info:
28th Amendment National Roadshow - in Portland this Sunday May 4th


Live forum with candidates for U.S. Representative in Oregon

Air date: 
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Live candidate forum

Candidate forum with candidates for representative for US Congress:

Anita Brown Democrat Representative in Congress District 5
James Buchal Republican Representative in Congress District 3
Charles F Vulliet Democrat Representative in Congress District 2

Oregon governor candidate forum

Air date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Oregon governor candidate forum

Live forum with candidates for Oregon governor, hosted by Don Merrill.
Participating candidates:

Darren Karr Republican
Mae Rafferty Republican

Oregon legislative candidate forum

Air date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Live on-air forum with state legislative candidates

Live forum with candidates for the Oregon state legislature, hosted by KBOO's Don Merrill.
Tonight's forum will include the following candidates:
Dan Shaw Democrat State Representative District 42
Don Gavitte Democrat State Representative District 42
Joe Rowe Democrat State Representative District 44
John Sweeney Democrat State Representative District 42
Kathleen O'Brien Democrat State Representative District 42
Michael H Harrington Republican State Representative District 44
Natasha Bjornsen Democrat State Representative District 2
Scott A Mills Democrat State Representative District 18
Tom Sincic Democrat State Representative District 45


David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

program date: 
Wed, 10/19/2011

The Greed Special

Hosted by Per Fagereng and Joe Clement

Per and Joe interview David Graeber, professor, activist, and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

  • Title: Talk Radio 20111019
  • Length: 44:20 minutes (40.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Project Censored celebrates 35 years as media watchdog

program date: 
Thu, 10/06/2011

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises. 

Francis Moore Lappé: Shifting from "thought-traps" to EcoMind to re-create our world

program date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011

Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Lappé, author of the best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" she aims to dissolve feelings of powerlessness and stimulate imagination and ingenuity.

Susan Lindauer: The Real Road to Ruins or 'How to Succeed in Terror Without Really Trying'

program date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011

The Road to Ruins

Former CIA Asset,  political prisoner and author Susan Lindauer, knows where all the bodies are buried - she worked for The Company that made the shovels...Lindauer joins us by phone from her place in DC for a KBOO Community radio 9/11Special.  All the things you want to know about the terrorist attacks but were afraid to ask.  Starting with, 'Who's a terrorist now, eh? Ten years after the fact, that is the question, is it not:  Who really is perpetrating terror around the world - from villagers in Waziristan hit by a firey ball of gawd-knows-what from who-knows-where to the hallowed hall of the United Nations?  Lindauer not only looks into the abyss,she went camping there. 

  • Length: 36:59 minutes (33.86 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Labor Day Special: Participatory Economics

program date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011


Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. Politically he considers himself a proud product of the New Left and is sympathetic to libertarian socialism. He has been active in many social movements and organizations for forty years, notably as a participant in student movements opposed to the American invasion of South Vietnam, more recently with the Southern Maryland Greens, a local chapter of the Maryland Green Party, and the Green Party of the United States. Hahnel's work in economic theory and analysis is informed by the work of Marx, Keynes, Piero Sraffa, Michał Kalecki, and Joan Robinson, among others. He has served as a visiting professor or economist in Cuba, Peru, and England.

Produced by Jamie Partridge of Labor Radio. 


Human Rights and Civil Liberties; Ten years After 9/11

program date: 
Fri, 09/09/2011

   There is no one better to address these issues than  guest Michael Ratner. He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR).  As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo.  Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition. They've also played an important role in challenging the governments use of illegal and intrusive methods of  surveillance against American Citizens. In this interview he talks about the National Security State we now live in. The legacy of  9/11 we leave our children.

Board candidate forum - Part 2 - 8/30/2011

program date: 
Tue, 08/30/2011

KBOO Board Candidate Forum - part two

Get to know the candidates running for the KBOO Board in this on-air forum. This station belongs to its members, and you can participate in selecting the KBOO Board this September.

  • Length: 62:34 minutes (35.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

Susan Lindauer, author of "Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq"

program date: 
Thu, 08/04/2011

Presswatch is on break this week. Instead Chris Andreae interviews Susan Lindauer, a former Congressional staffer who served as a U.S. Intelligence Asset covering Libya and Iraq at the United Nations, as a back channel on matters of anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2002. In the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. She is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

Susan Lindauer speaks in Portland:
8pm Thursday August 4th 2011 – Lucky Labrador Tavern – Community Meeting Room , 915 SE Hawthorne Street – Portland Oregon

Open Reservoirs and Governments

program date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011


Open Reservoirs and Governments 

This edition of Democracy Here explores the difference between engineered- and informed consent of the governed using the context of Portland’s current plans to take open reservoirs off-line and replacing them with new underground storage tanks.

The plan to bury the reservoirs is controversial: the city says they are forced to spend a half a billion dollars in order to comply with a federal regulation, while citizen groups say that the water bureau is fast tracking projects to the same cozy consultants who wrote the regulation and that the water bureau could work more earnestly on obtaining relief.   

This edition of DemocracyHere! features:

Interviews with public health and infectious disease specialists;

Sounds from the earth-day rally at city hall in support of our natural water system;

Information on how lower income citizens will be affected by the increase in water rates;

Interviews with Floy Jones for the citizen-activist perspective and Kent Craford for an alliance of local businesses;


Voices of government officials ranging from Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff to the EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.     

Engineering techniques to look for in the interviews include:

Emotional appeal trumps reasoned argument;

Government is your daddy;


Hurry up, its an emergency;



The concluding to-do list contains:

Learn about the open reservior issue;

Call or write your city commissioner;


Attend the rate hearing at city hall on May 18th at 10:15 am.


TimmyG and Happy from StumpTown Kilts

program date: 
Wed, 05/11/2011

Did you know that Portland is a great place to be an entreprenuer- to start a small business even in a downturn economy?  TimmyG and Happy from Stumptown Kilts will provide you with the information you need to be a successful entreprenuer. 

  • Length: 31:20 minutes (28.68 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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