Audio by producer jenn_chavez

The Healthcare Movie and the Experimental Film Festival

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012

42:58 minutes (17.22 MB)

Women in Film and Outdoor Screenings

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012

Jenn Chavez asks Andrea Leoncavallo and Jackie Weissman of the Portland chapter of Women in Film about the programs and resources available to independent filmmakers.  And S.W.

29:17 minutes (11.73 MB)

New Media Restrictions on Bradley Manning Trial

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

US military spokespeople announced today new restrictions on media coverage of the pretrial of army whistleblower Bradley Manning, in proceedings several reporters have called more restrictive than Guantanamo Bay military tribunals.

Language used during the announcement was perceived by some as threatening.

Manning is being charged by the military for his involvement with massive leaks of Afghan and Iraqi war reports, US diplomatic cables, and other classified videos and records to the transparency website Wikileaks.

KBOO reporter Jenn Chavez spoke with Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network for more information on the new rules.

4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)

Q Center's "Volunteer of the Year" Dismissed after Failed Background Check

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/18/2013

Portlander Natalie Marie, local LGBT advocacy and service non-profit Q Center's "Volunteer of the Year," has been dismissed after failing a state-mandated criminal background check. 

In her past, Natalie's struggle with addiction landed her in prison for seven years, and then in a halfway house, where she was targeted for her gender identity and denied medical care. 

She argues that her involvement with Q Center has been essential in facilitating her transition out of incarceration. 

But in recent months, she learned of a state statute, ORS 443.004, that says public funds cannot support the employment in any capacity of individuals in "certain positions" if they have "specific convictions." 

4:06 minutes (3.75 MB)

Local Peace Groups Protest US Drone Strikes

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013

Several local peace groups will hold an action in Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon on Friday to protest the US military's drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

The Obama administration's drone campaign was on the national stage earlier this week, when a Yemeni activist whose village was bombed in a drone attack testified in an unprecedented public Senate Judiciary hearing.

Drone attacks have severely strained US-Pakistani relations, and courted much controversy stateside, particularly for the prevalence of civilian casualties.

Members of CODEPINK, one of the groups behind tomorrow's action, call the drone deaths "unlawful."

4:29 minutes (11.37 MB)

Youth Silent Film Festival and QDoc

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013

Spring brings offbeat film festivals to Oregon, and what could be more unconventional than the Youth Silent Film Festival?  Festival creator Jon Palanuk talks with Jenn Chavez about inspiring teenage filmmakers to reinvent a classic art form.  Then, S.W. Conser is joined by grown-up film director Eric Slade, whose new documentary Big Joy, a profile of trailblazing poet, playwright, and experimental filmmaker James Broughton premieres at this year's QDoc Festival.

33:37 minutes (13.47 MB)

Oregon Bill Providing Non-English Ballot Materials Proposed in House

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013

A new bill proposed in the Oregon House of Representatives would address accessibility of voting materials to citizens who speak primary languages other than English, such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Russian.

KBOO's Jenn Chavez has more on this story.

4:35 minutes (4.19 MB)

White Castle Tree-Sit Aims to Block Southern Oregon Timber Sale

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 08/01/2013

As federal lawmakers advance legislation that would increase timber harvests across the nation, including in Oregon, the environmentalist group Cascadia Forest Defenders continues a tree-sit and blockade on proposed timber sale land in southern Oregon.

Occupiers with the White Castle Tree-Sit, located near Myrtle Creek, Oregon, aim to block the proposed one-hundred-ninety acre White Castle Variable Retention Harvest, which they call a thinly veiled clearcut targeting dwindling old-growth forests.

KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Mary Grace with the Cascadia Forest Defenders for an update on the tree-sit, which began in early June and is now nearing its third month.

4:33 minutes (4.16 MB)

Portland Police Officer Accused of Mistreatment and Racial Profiling is Promoted to Sergeant

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 08/08/2013

Portland police officer Todd Tackett, who the city's Citizen Review Committee found last night was disparaging to an African American man, was promoted this afternoon to sergeant.

Last night's ruling was the result of a complaint filed by 62-year-old Floyd McCorvey last summer that Tackett disrespected and racially profiled him when he falsely accused him of being a pimp and a crackhead and referred to his low-income housing before citing him for jaywalking.

The Portland Police Bureau's initial investigation into the incident found that allegations that Tackett was disrespectful to McCorvey were "unproven." 

4:21 minutes (9.96 MB)

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales Holds Third Meeting of "Homeless Task Force"

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 08/15/2013

This week, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales held the third in a series of meetings with city offiicals and advocates on homeless services and housing issues.

KBOO's Jenn Chavez has more.

5:36 minutes (14.22 MB)

Police Oversight Proposals to Portland City Council Meet Opposition

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013
Several proposals to expand oversight of the Portland Police Bureau were presented this week before Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Council, but not everybody was pleased with the suggested code changes.

KBOO's Jenn Chavez filed this report. 6:44 minutes (6.17 MB)

Go Digital or Go Dark - Part One

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013
At the beginning of 2014, after a century or more as the state-of-the-art motion picture format, 35mm films will no longer be printed or distributed by many major movie studios.  This move is provoking a crisis for many independent cinemas, who may find themselves with no access to new releases, and no room in their budgets for the new digital projection systems.
25:06 minutes (10.06 MB)

Online Database Catalogues Concealed Carry Permit Killings

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/31/2013
A newly updated, comprehensive report compiled by the Violence Policy Center analyzes non-self-defense killings committed by people with permits to carry concealed handguns.

KBOO's Jenn Chavez has more. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Multnomah County Homeless Youth Oversight Committee Presents Annual Report to Board of Commissioners

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 11/14/2013
A new report was presented today analyzing the numbers of homeless youth accessing services in Multnomah County.

Jenn Chavez has more. 6:51 minutes (6.27 MB)

Films to Raise Consciousness: Cascade AIDS Project's World AIDS Day Film Series and JHS Multicultural Film Festival

Categories:
program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013
On this month's The Film Show, Jenn Chavez explores two upcoming screening series that seek to educate, raise consciousness and enact social change.  She speaks with Jaxon Mitchell of the Cascade AIDS Project about their screening series coming up at the Clinton Street Theater from December 6th through 8th, in conjunction with Worlds AIDS Day events.  And she's joined by Jennifer Doncan and Dr. Lionel Johnson with the JHS Multicultural Film Festival, which hosts monthly events at the North Portland Library pairing documentary screenings and post-film panels and discussions, with the next event coming up on December 10th.  And as always, we provide a calendar of upcoming film events in the Portland area. 28:58 minutes (39.77 MB)

In Depth: Alan Wieder on Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013
KBOO's Jenn Chavez interviews Alan Wieder, author of "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid" about Nelson Mandela and his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. 13:39 minutes (12.49 MB)

 

Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION