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Business Proposed to Build Solar Recumbent Bicycles in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/27/2014
A novel kind of transportation called the ‘ELF’ is coming to Portland, Oregon. The name comes from electric, light and fun. The ELF is a new style of recumbent bicycle with a solar panel shell surrounding it. Inventor and company founder Rob Cotter’s business includes plans to build the bikes where they are sold. For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with a local machinist familiar with the product. 0:58 minutes (905.31 KB)

LINKS on FBI & Mohamed: RU ready for Wednesday?!


LINKS to prepare for Wednesday's Docudrama Mo Is Shy, 6-8pm
("reading the affidavit is a bit like reading MadLibs"--Trevor Aaronson, Terror Factory talk at Columbia University on the day of Mohamed Mohamud's conviction)

In Depth: Joe Meyer Interviews Tung Yin On the One Year Anniversary of the Trial of Mohamed Mohamud

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Tung Yin, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, about last year's trial of Mohamed Mohamud, who was accused of plotting to bomb the Portland Christmas tree lighting celebration in Pioneer Square in 2010. Prof. Yin discusses the entrapment defense, reasons behind the delays in sentencing, and how FISA and the Snowden revelation play into the case. 15:52 minutes (14.52 MB)

Government Panel Calls for an End to the NSA's Metadata Collection

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a report today that called for an end to the collection of phone call metadata--who called who, when, and for how long--by the National Security Agency, or NSA. Robin Ryan spoke to Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International's Security and Human Rights Campaign, about the report, which he believes signals a shift in political will towards shutting down intrusive surveillance of American citizens. 6:41 minutes (6.11 MB)

American Psychological Association Drops Complaint Against Guantanamo "Torture Psychologist"

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)

Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/19/2014
Our guest this week on Pathways is Vicki Robin, author of the new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. Vicki is a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence. It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992-1997. It is available now in eleven languages. She has received awards from Co-Op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine’s book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. 25:10 minutes (11.52 MB)

Stand with Teachers for Racial Equity (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/27/2014
The Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign, with the Portland Parent Union and the Portland Student Union, held a press conference prior to the January 21st school board meeting, declaring that support for the Portland Association of Teachers demands for lower class sizes and wrap-around support services, less standardized testing, an end to racist school closures, and resources targeted to low-income schools, all would help create racial equity.  The crowd of a dozen parents, teachers and students called for the board to quit stalling and settle a fair, equitable contract with the teachers.  Recording (raw audio) by Jamie Partridge. 26:45 minutes (36.73 MB)

Executive Branch Tries to Fast-Track TPP Through Congress

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Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014
KBOO's Rachel Bennett spoke to Alisa Simmons, Field Director for Public Citizen's World Trade Watch, about President Obama's attempts to fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress, despite the dearth of even sure Democratic support for the procedure. The secrecy surrounding the drafting of the partnership agreement is such that lawmakers have turned to WikiLeaks for information about it. 4:49 minutes (4.41 MB)

ACLU Fights DEA's Attempt to Access Oregonians' Prescription Records

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/16/2014
The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)

Portland School Board Meeting Rally

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations. Groups including the Portland Student Union, parents, community members, and local union workers took part in a rally at the Monday, January 13th school board meeting. Kboo’s Joe Meyer was on the scene to talk with rally participants. 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)
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