KBOO Audio Archives

Our Backyard: Murder on the Columbia

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Tue, 05/06/2008

KBOO's locally produced series of reports and commentary about the environment in Our backyard: This edition: Murder on the Columbia. The Swiss have in their constitution a requirement that "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms". Writing in the current edition of The_Weekly_Standard , author and lawyer Wesley J.

4:17 minutes (3.92 MB)

Update on Homeless Vigil after 13 Days

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/07/2008

 

1:40 minutes (1.52 MB)

CIA & Strange Venezuela Plane Crash

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/07/2008

 

3:48 minutes (3.48 MB)

Water Rights Advocates Ask Pepsi to Relabel Aquafina

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

 

At Pepsi Cola company's annual shareholders' meeting today, a number of water rights advocates demanded that Pepsi change the labeling on its Aquafina water product.

KBOO's Crystal Leighty spoke with two of the activists involved in the action - Debra Lapidus, with the group 'Think Outside the Bottle', and Stephanie Lynch, a student organizer at Emerson College.

That was KBOO's Crystal Leighty speaking to organizers with the 'Think Outside the Bottle' campaign.

 

4:17 minutes (3.93 MB)

Voter Repression In Indiana Due to New ID Laws

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2008

The state of Indiana held its election primary today, amidst allegations of voter disenfranchisement.
Last week the US Supreme Court upheld Indiana's voter ID requirements, which are the strictest in the nation.
Election observation groups in Indiana have noted that a large number of students and young people have been turned away from the polls for not presenting an Indiana state drivers license as ID.
Becky Jenkins is a student in Indiana:

Indiana's voter ID law has been widely criticized for preventing eligible voters from being allowed to cast their ballot.
There has never been a case of voter fraud by voters in Indiana, but Republican lawmakers pushed hard for the ID requirements, which mainly affect Democratic voters.

0:42 minutes (654.74 KB)

Filmaker of"Uncounted" Looks at Election Discrepancies

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2008

 

As Oregonians prepare to send in their ballots for the May 20th primary election, it's worth asking whether the votes will be counted fairly.

In the 2004 election, there were numerous discrepancies and questionable results in many different districts and states.

States that used electronic voting machines were especially affected. 

5:41 minutes (5.21 MB)

Alaskan Native Leader Talks on Global Warming Happening NOW

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program: 
Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The effects of global climate change are already being felt in places close to the polar regions like Australia and Alaska.

Larry Merculieff is an Alaska native leader who is currently touring around the US to raise awareness about the necessity of taking action now to combat climate change.  He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg:

 

2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)

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

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
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)

 

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