Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss Phillip Zimbardo’s famous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which participants played the roles of guards and prisoners. The inspiration for several films, the study is usually remembered as showing that normal people can quickly become sadistic in contexts that invite such behavior. But Jan and Tod point out that this downplays evidence of prisoner resistance and ignores several features of the context of the study itself. images from imdb.com & memecollection.net 10:57 minutes (5.02 MB)
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.
Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.
Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program. 32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws.
KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed.
16:13 minutes (14.84 MB)
This coming Sunday, the ninth of August, marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after allegedly stealing cigarillos from a nearby convenience store.
Brown’s death ignited unrest in Ferguson and protests across the country, including in Portland.
This weekend, to commemorate the killing of Brown and other black men and women by white police officers, a coalition of groups including Don’t Shoot Portland, 15 Now, Whitelandia and others is holding a three-day series of events.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Teressa Raiford, an organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, for more details.
4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)
KBOO's Mic Crenshaw speaks with Alyssa Pagan, an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, 15 Now, and the PSU Student Union, about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, the controversial arming of PSU's security guards, and this weekend's upcoming events to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by a white police officer, among other topics.