A PLAGUE OF WORDS - A bizarre disease is transmitted through language in this futuristic surreal radio play. A doctor, a general, a scientist and a priest vie for public support for their own solutions.. meanwhile an Oracle utters cryptic messages that might be a clue or might be the cause of what's killing the world.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon 20:47 minutes (28.54 MB)
On this EarToTheStreets podcast...you will hear the discussion from the organizers of the International Center For Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and the work being done to put together the conference of training for doula's and midwives. ETTS host Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe talks with Zalayshia Jackson and Kimberly Porter about the conference and other interesting things that make a doula and midwife.
Plus, listen to Sekoynia and Stephen speak on current events happening in Black society right now. FIRE!
58:34 minutes (53.63 MB)
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)
After a mass shooting claimed ten lives this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, President Obama adressed the nation with visible frustration, saying, "[Thoughts and prayers do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple months from now."
His remarks touch on the now-routine nature of such killings, and the widespread frustration with the inevitable political stalemate over the issue of gun control that follows them.
KBOO's news director Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Eric Mankowski of Portland State University about the impact of these mass murders on our collective psyche.
4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)
This morning's tragic shooting in Roseburg is only the latest in a long list of mass murders in the US in recent years. In the Pacific Northwest alone, there have been multiple mass shootings, including the Clackamas Town Center attack in 2012, and at least three school shootings since June 2014 (at Seattle Pacific University, Reynolds High in Troutdale, and Rosemary Anderson High School in NE Portland).
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Eriks Gabliks, the director of Oregon's Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), for more on that agency's training procedures for active shooter incidents, and how strategies have changed over the years.
3:30 minutes (3.21 MB)
On the morning of October 1, a gunman entered Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and killed at least ten people and injured twenty before being killed by law enforcement.
Residents of Douglas County are still in shock over today’s events but they are pulling together.
Vigils are being planned, the Red Cross is helping out, and grief counselors are on site.
KBOO reporter Doug McVay spoke with John Sajo, a Douglas County parent whose daughter attends Umpqua Community College, to find out more about the community’s response.
2:58 minutes (2.72 MB)
This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week we hear from John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America and Professor Mark Kleiman from UCLA as they address a meeting of the UN University on preparations for the 2016 UNGASS. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)