KBOO Audio Archives

Jeffrey Robbins, The Problem of God

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 10/25/2015
Jeffrey Robbins is Chair and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of eight books. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)

Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, 2015

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2015
Oregon's largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, representing over 100,000 workers, held a convention in Seaside the weekend of Oct. 23 - 25.  Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge, a delegate for the letter carriers union, interviews fellow delegates Amanda Hill of the nurses union, Tina Turner-Morfitt of AFSCME and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and Anne McDonnell of the laborers about the debate which resulted in endorsement of a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative.  Partridge also talks with Wyatt McMinn of the painters and Rebecca Lewis of the stagehands about their resolution advocating direct action and strike action to battle anti-worker, right-to-work forces. 14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)

Black Union Leader Addresses Oregon Labor

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 11/01/2015
Fred Redmond, a national leader of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the A. Philip Randolph Institute, talks with Tina Turner-Morfitt, President of the Oregon chapter of the CBTU about his message to Oregon labor and his work on a  new paper: A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor, published in July of this year. 19:07 minutes (17.5 MB)

Disarm PSU takes over University President's office hours

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015
Over a hundred Portland State University students gathered in the South Park Blocks this afternoon.
The students then marched into the office hours of the PSU President, Wim Wiewel.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg was there, and brings us this report:
5:37 minutes (7.71 MB)

Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015
Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural mis-appropriation. 58:19 minutes (80.09 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 19, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
 
Jan Haaken hosts this episode of the Old Mole, with music by Woody Guthrie and local Portland groups. Follow the links below for individual segments and more information, or click on the play button to hear the whole show. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Send us comments at oldmolevarietyhour at gmail dot com.

Bill Resick talks with Robin Hahnel about environmental crisis and economics beyond capitalism
54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)

Kathy Farr on School Shootings

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her current research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They note the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling.


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13:21 minutes (6.11 MB)

Book Mole on Kent Haruf

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program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Book mole Larry Bowlden reviews the work of the late Kent Haruf, and recommends the work of this quiet writer of the heart, who writes in simple, direct prose; Larry particularly discusses his novels Plainsong, Benediction, Eventide, and the posthumously published Our Souls at Night.

You can find more of Larry's reviews here.

6:43 minutes (3.08 MB)

Columbia Riverkeeper: Saving the NW and Planet

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about the fossil fuel struggle. They discuss the disastrous effects of the planned Liquified Natural Gas Export Terminals and the need to stand up to the oil companies. They mention the successful citizen action to stop the Bradwood LNG project, and also note an upcoming event for more information and to make connections with others working on these issues:
14:13 minutes (6.51 MB)

Robin Hahnel on the Next System

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Robin Hahnel, who teaches (an emeritus of American U now at PSU), writes, speaks, and is deeply engaged in grass roots struggles towards building that other possible necessary world, that democratic and sustainable alternative. His books include Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, Socialism Today and Tomorrow, and The ABCs of Political-Economy. 15:04 minutes (6.9 MB)
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