The sitcom Hello, Larry, which ran two forgettable seasons on NBC starting in 1979, featured McLean Stevenson as a radio talk show host and single dad raising two teenage daughters in Portland, Oregon. The show was voted one of the worst of all time by TV Guide. Number 12 to be exact. On tonight's Ubu Hour, we present a long-lost episode.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Larry, Martin, Demi, Rose Lynn, Grace, David, and radio psychologist Rolf Semprebon.
15:19 minutes (21.05 MB)
On January first a law will go into place assigning certain protections and benefits to domestic workers in the State of Oregon, called the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
For more KBOO reporter Jared Dancler spoke with Tom Breedlove, an expert on household labor and taxes, and director for Home Pay, a division of the website Care.com. 7:01 minutes (6.43 MB)
A Northeast Portland resident, Lisa Haynes, is urging for community to get involved in holding the city responsible for police accountability. Miss Haynes was inappropriately profiled by Portland police in Southeast Portland on February 17th, 2012 . Miss Haynes insist that two police officers, Greg Baldwin and Jordan Winkle, yelled profanity at Miss Haynes…as well as verbally threatened her, and inappropriately touched her genital areas during a search without reading her rights or explaining what she was being detained for.
This is Episode 20 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama and dark comedy that reflects upon the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. Each episode is a blend of fiction and reality, and is recorded in various locations throughout Oregon.
56:01 minutes (51.29 MB)
Independent Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven has been a voice calling for police reform in Chicago for years, and it was his lawsuit against the city of Chicago that brought the autopsy of Laquan McDonald into the light.
McDonald, a 17-year-old black man, was shot to death by police officer Jason van Dyke on October 20, 2014.
Van Dyke was charged with murder after the release of the autopsy and damning dashcam video of the incident, which showed McDonald--though he was armed with a knife--walking away from officers before van Dyke opened fire and later reloading his gun.
In all McDonald was shot sixteen times and died at the scene. 45:19 minutes (41.49 MB)
This week: President Obama commutes the sentences of 95 people serving time for federal drug offenses, and we speak with drug policy researcher and human rights activist Damon Barrett. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)