KBOO Audio Archives

PDX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act with Bus Tour

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

 

April was National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the April 11, 1968 enactment of the Fair Housing Act by Lyndon Johnson. The Oregon Fair Housing Council marked the 40th anniversary last Wednesday with the first ever 'fair housing' bus tour of a US city.

The tour took participants through Portland, with a view toward historical housing discrimination.

1:13 minutes (1.11 MB)

Activists Call to End Trapping Program: Response to Sea Lion Killings

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The endangered Steller sea lion was among six sea lions found Sunday May 4th on the Oregon Columbia river  shot to death in an unauthorized killing.

Three elephant seals were found shot to death in California the day before. 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

PDX Judge to Decide On Columbia Basin Plan for Salmon

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.

    The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.

0:34 minutes (531.47 KB)

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police:

1:55 minutes (4.39 MB)

Correctional Officer Who Beat Prisoner Not Indicted

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/30/2008

 

A Portland correctional officer who allegedly beat a prisoner, then bragged about it online will not be indicted or charged, said the  District Attorney's office today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

 

2:00 minutes (705.45 KB)

Mayday: Immigrant and Worker Rights Solidarity in Downtown PDX

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/30/2008

 

In celebration of May Day, people are gathered right now in downtown Portland for a day of solidarity to stand-up for immigrant and worker rights.

KBOO’s Jen Erickson spoke earlier today with Marco Mejia of the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition to learn more about this event.

 

4:30 minutes (4.13 MB)

ILWU Remembers Lives Lost with May Day Flowers on Willamette

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/30/2008

 

As part of today's Mayday commemoration, a group of workers from the International Longshoreman Workers Union gathered along the Willamette River.

They floated 800 flowers on the river, one for each three US soldiers that have been killed in Iraq.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

BLM Rejects Mining on Mt. St. Helens

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 04/29/2008

 

Today the Oregon Bureau of Land Management, rejected the hardrock lease application for a site near Mount St. Helens.

According to the BLM, an Environmental Assessment conducted in 2007 was unclear in its findings, and that the mining could result in mineral development exceeding what is allowed on federal land.

0:39 minutes (609.43 KB)

Promo for Next Month's Ubu Hour

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

A 2 1/2 minute promo for the June Ubu Hour, which debuted on the May show, and which will be edited down to a 1 minute promo for further airing...  For June the Ubu Hour will be adapting Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

Kitchen Implements and Electric Plunks

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Thu, 02/07/2008

PSU composition students and Portland New Music Society members, Brandon Conway and Branic Howard, improvise using contact microphones, prepared electric guitar, kitchen implements (knife on carrot etc.), analog samples, bells, and other items to produce a new music from the John Cage philosophy of sound-as-music.

http://www.portlandnewmusic.com/

8:58 minutes (8.21 MB)

 

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