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Tax Protest

Tax Protest
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A number of local groups held protests at downtown post offices to voice their opposition to how their tax money is being spent as Oregonians flocked to post offices to send off their tax returns.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg talked to protesters at a downtown post office in Portland.

2:10 minutes (1.98 MB)

Oregon Insurance Loophole

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Runs 0: 56

Oregon drivers could find their insurance policy suddenly doesn’t provide the protection they paid for if an accident involves and injures a family member.

The state is considering closing the ‘’family exclusion’’ loophole that insurance companies use to reduce payments to family members of drivers.

Tosha Mowry who was injured in a accident in 2005 talks to KBOO.

0:57 minutes (889.84 KB)

Red and Black cafe

Red and Black cafe

The Red and Black Café in Southeast Portland is like many other small businesses facing the challenge of gentrification. The building site on SE Division had been sold to a developer who plans to start major renovations when their lease expires this year.

A member of the collective that runs the Red and Black, John Langley says tenants have the option to move back in after the renovations but that the café could not survive being closed during an undetermined period of renovation.

Red and Black’s rent is now about $1800 and tenants fear rent could double in the renovated building.

John Langley spoke to reporter Craig Burk about the issue.

1:45 minutes (1.61 MB)

Iran Releases British Captives

Iran Releases British Captives
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Runs 3 : 11

Iran has agreed to release 15 British navy members, ending a diplomatic crisis that had political tensions rising.

The release coincides with the return of the of Iran's second secretary to of Embassy in Iraq, who was kidnapped in February. Iran’s news agency has accused Iraqi security forces of the kidnapping.

Portland resident Doctor Katherine Thomason recently returned from a delegation to Iran with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She spoke to KBOO News Director Jenka Soderberg.

3:11 minutes (2.92 MB)

Freightliner Protest

Freightliner Protest
Monday, April 02, 2007

Runs 2 : 45

After a layoff of 800 Freightliner in Oregon, a group of laid off employees have organized a protest against Freightliner.
Jill Severson reports:

2:45 minutes (1.26 MB)

River Keeper Sues Pacificorp

River Keeper Sues Pacificorp
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Runs 5:16

The Klamath Riverkeeper filed a citizens enforcement lawsuit against Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp for polluting the Klamath River.

The suit charges that Iron Gate Dam hatchery operations violate the Federal Clean Water Act.

Iron Gate is owned and operated by PacifiCorp and the California Department of Fish and Game.

Pacificorp representative Dave Kvamme claims Pacificorp is in compliance.

K-BOO reporter Jim Thompson spoke with Kvamme and with
Klamath Riverkeeper Regina Chichizola/

5:16 minutes (3.63 MB)

Darius Goes West

Darius Goes West -Film Benefit
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Runs 3 : 00

Where would you go if you had never left home before?
Where would you go if time was running out?

Darius Weems is a teenager with a fatal form of muscular dystrophy.
He expects to die before his mid-twenties.

His best friends – a group of a dozen young men – decide to take him on a cross-country road trip. A real test of how accessible America is for the wheelchair bound.

They also plan to infiltrate a reality TV show set.

A documentary film called - Darius Goes West - is about the trip, and a is feature of the Longbaugh Alternative Film Festival.

Director Logan Smalley and Festival Director David Walker spoke with KBOO.

Darius Goes West will be screened as a benefit to help further research into the disease, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

3:01 minutes (2.77 MB)

Jason Leopold on Gonzales Firings

Jason Leopold/Gonzales Firings
March 27, 2007

Runs 2 : 15
Recent emails revealed top Justice Department officials have different reasons for the Prosecutor firings than the reasons they told Congress while under oath.

A review of 3,000 documents regarding the firing of eight federal prosecutors shows a glaring absence: There are no email messages by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales Office says he doesn’t use email.

The fact is that many top officials in the Bush Administration are using Outside email accounts whose contents are not public.

Author and Analyst Jason Leopold spoke about the issue on KBOO's Wednesday morning program Locus Focus. Listen here for highlights of his talk.

2:15 minutes (1.03 MB)

Pelosi bill passes

Pelosi bill passes
Friday, March 23, 2007

Runs 4: 00
The Iraq Accountability Act sponsered by Nancy Pelosi narrowly passed in the House or Representative as Democrats begin to challenge the Bush administration’s policies on Iraq.
Ryan White reports.

3:46 minutes (3.45 MB)

Recruiter Protest

Recruiter Protest
Friday, March 23, 2007

Runs 2 : 03

The downtown military recruitment office was closed due to protests and civil disobedience this morning.

Chris Andrae and Marc de Giere report.

2:04 minutes (975.55 KB)

 

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