The number of people not interested in religious institutions is rising. They are called the "Nones." Yet even though they may leave institutional religion behind many are still interested in spirituality and meaning-making. Margaret Placentra Johnston tells the stories of the nones who are on a quest for spiritual growth. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws.
KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed.
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This coming Sunday, the ninth of August, marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after allegedly stealing cigarillos from a nearby convenience store.
Brown’s death ignited unrest in Ferguson and protests across the country, including in Portland.
This weekend, to commemorate the killing of Brown and other black men and women by white police officers, a coalition of groups including Don’t Shoot Portland, 15 Now, Whitelandia and others is holding a three-day series of events.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Teressa Raiford, an organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, for more details.
4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)
KBOO's Mic Crenshaw speaks with Alyssa Pagan, an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, 15 Now, and the PSU Student Union, about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, the controversial arming of PSU's security guards, and this weekend's upcoming events to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by a white police officer, among other topics.
It seems there’s been nothing but bad news in America lately. The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail, the House passing a bill that prohibits the labeling of GMO foods. However, what most of us consider bad news can, for a select few, be the stuff dreams are made of.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Larry Andrews, Grace Marian, George Anheuser Bush, and a Non-GMO Project Verified Rolf Semprebon. 8:07 minutes (11.14 MB)
Blues guitarist Toney Rocks recently played a set in the KBOO studios, promoting his upcoming tour and CD. Listen to the set here! Toney will be performing live at the Analog Cafe & Theater on Wednesday, August 5th, 8pm. More information about Toney Rocks can be found at: www.toneyrocks.com, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/toneyrocks 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)