Protest and action

A Crime Against Humanity in Paris

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
Tom Becker reads  Jon Queally's piece on Common Creams, "With 2°C Target Falling Swiftly Out of Sight, Inaction on Climate is a 'Crime Against Humanity”.  Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams..  World leaders will be meeting in Paris, but with little prospect for meaningful action.
7:23 minutes (5.07 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/10/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Chris Hedges to Visit KBOO!

This Wednesday, June 10th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, noted author and social critic Chris Hedges will be at the station to meet KBOO listeners and sign copies of his new book, "Wages of Rebellion." 

If you asked for a copy of the book as a thank-you gift during our recent Membership Drive, you can come in and pick it up and get it signed, too!  There will also be some additional copies available for sale.

Chris Hedges will also be at Powell's on West Burnside on Wednesday evening, 7:30 pm, for a reading and book signing.

Flashpoints on 06/05/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Glenn Waco on the Last Thursday Shooting and Gentrification

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
The Last Thursday shooting on NE 20th and Alberta St. has led to a police response that may do more harm than good.
          After people were seen taking selfies near the crime scene, two black men were arrested while helping one of the three shooting victims.
         In the meantime, the Portland Police Bureau is adding six new officers to its Gang Enforcement team. The Chief of Police says it will help curb the rise in gun violence.          4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

Refueling the Columbia Generating Station

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
An active nuclear power plant in Washington state is being refueled.
Washington’s Columbia Generating Station, or C.G.S will be refueled using raw radioactive material.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that radiation levels in the area will increase significantly, but that the equipment used to measure that radiation will be completely shut down during the refueling process.
KBOO’s Nathan Behensky spoke with Miriam German of No Nukes Northwest about the plant’s current problems and the future of nuclear power in Oregon and Washington. 15:49 minutes (14.48 MB)

A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
          The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
          The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/04/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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