Protest and action

Common Sense: Basic Rights Oregon and the Immigrant Community

program date: 
Wed, 11/04/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio

 Hosted by Kayse JamaGrassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:16 minutes (25.76 MB)

Group Called “Working America” Advocating Healthcare Reform

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 08/18/2009

Members of the labor-sponsored group “Working America” are advocating healthcare reform by toning down the debate’s fiery rhetoric and speaking to people one-on-one. Going door to door they are collecting Oregonians’ opinions concerning health insurance and medical care… and there has been no shortage of feedback.

1:04 minutes (1004.49 KB)

More Nations Rank Higher on Fund for Peace "Failed States Index"

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/02/2009

The Fund for Peace compiles an annual "Failed States Index" that ranks countries with the most political, economic and social instability.  The higher the ranking, the more critical the need for help.  The world average is about 75 on a 100-point scale, but more nations have topped 100 this year - and Portland-based Mercy Corps works in many of them.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

1:34 minutes (1.43 MB)

Activist Suing the Eugene Chief of Police

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/02/2009

A Eugene activist is suing the Eugene Chief of police after he was arrested only to have the charges dropped when a police officer was found lying on video tape. KBOO’s Paul Munday talks to his lawyer.

3:05 minutes (2.82 MB)

Teachers in the Kent School District on Strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

A school district in Washington is starting a little late this year.  Teachers in the Kent school district are on strike against the orders of the King County Superior Court.  They’re asking for better conditions for students and more efficient funding.
KBOO’s Stefan Kamph has more.
 

2:25 minutes (2.21 MB)

Let's Measure Obama's Performance to date...

program date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009

 Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.
Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

Physicians Known as "Mad as Hell Doctors" Launch 20 City Tour

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

A group of physicians dubbed the ‘Mad As Hell Doctors’ launched their 20-city tour of the United States today in Portland.  They’re advocating for single-payer health insurance and they plan to hold events around the country, culminating with a rally in Washington DC on October first.  The ‘Mad as Hell Doctors’ support the bill HR 676, which would provide a healthcare system of ‘medicare for all’.
KBOO Reporter David Rosenfeld was at their send-off rally this morning in downtown Portland, and filed this report.

 

4:17 minutes (3.92 MB)

Update of Cleanup of Washington State’s Nuclear Dumping Ground

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide.
Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:

0:40 minutes (624.53 KB)

Fred Meyer Firing Policy Fiasco

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2009

A seventy Year Old grandmother and a Nineteen year Exemplary Employee was fired by Fred Meyer on June 29th.  The reason behind the firing was a twelve dollar cash handling mistake.
Kboo’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Larry Hall from The Grocery Workers Union.
 

4:20 minutes (3.96 MB)
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