Protest and action

Race and Recession


imageThe current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

Mercy Corps Aids Pakistani Refugees

Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009


A half million people half the world away flee their homes because of armed fighting and an Oregon based aid group has started helping families in need.

The United Nations estimates at least 500,000 have had to suddenly move in Pakistan.

Mercy Corps is handing out emergency kits this week, and Portland-based personnel are arriving in Pakistan to assess the continued emergency response.

KBOO’s Peter Shoaf has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Protesters appeal AIPAC to stop funding Israel

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/14/2009


The American Israel Public Affairs Committee recently concluded their annual convention in Washington DC, with hundreds of lobbyists visiting Congressional offices.

This year, they were met by protesters calling for equal rights for the Palestinian people.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

Let's Connect the Torture Dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

 Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.

55:49 minutes (25.56 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/15/09

Air date: 
Fri, 05/15/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Commemorating the 61st anniversary of the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, Flashpoints plays excerpts from the hard-hitting documentary "Occupation 101," which takes listeners through the chronology of dispossession and military occupation in Palestine.

ACORN Protest against foreclosure auctions

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2009


Protesters gathered at the County Courthouse in downtown, yesterday, to protest the auctioning off of foreclosed homes.
A representative for multiple banks has been auctioning off foreclosed homes to anyone who will show up, every Monday at 10:00.
But this week, protesters showed up to disrupt the proceedings.
KBOO volunteer Al Bradbury was at the protest, and describes the scene.

The group of protesters included citizens whose homes have been foreclosed, members of local anarchist housing collectives, and members of ACORN.

2:06 minutes (1.93 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

 This show, part of KBOO's Spring membership drive, features the music of the local men's chorus Satori, an interview about the how successful non-violent protest has been in effecting change, and a review of a movie about burlesque and strip tease.  The host is Clayton Morgareidge. You will hear very little of our asking you to support KBOO on this web version of the show, and that is because we trust you, if you have not already contributed, to use the JOIN NOW button at the top of this page to do what you can to support the program and the station.

To hear to whole show, use the play button above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.  

35:40 minutes (20.41 MB)

Non-violence: Past, Present, Future

program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

 Non-violence works, even against the most oppressive regimes.  That is the lesson journalist Eric Stoner draws from his research.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

12:07 minutes (6.93 MB)

Howard Zinn: The Great Depression and our modern economic meltdown

program date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929 and ending in the 1930s or early 1940s depending on the country. It was the largest economic depression in the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world's economy can fall.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we listen to Oral Histories recorded in the 1930’s and 40’s, and we talk to historian Howard Zinn to help us understand the comparison between the present economic crisis, and the economic crisis of america’s past.

51:04 minutes (20.46 MB)

The Importance of Mother's Day

Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

29:55 minutes (27.4 MB)
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