David Taylor Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016

NOTE:  On January 16, 2016, David Taylor sent out an email announcing the suspension of his campaign.

David Taylor is an independent seeking the seat in House District 30. But his story is far from ordinary. He says he and his brother were kidnapped as a children. He is of American Indian heritage. He served as a marine in Afghanistan. And he has low tolerance for the problems of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. Don Merrill talks with him about how he wants vets to have better opportunities for state jobs, Syrian refugees to have a home in progressive Oregon and unions to work out their issues so they can stop "messing" with Oregon families.
29:21 minutes (26.88 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 11, 2016

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016
Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom hosts this episode, with music by Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and discussions of China, Malheur, and Portland. Like us on Facebook!  To listen to the whole show, use the play or download buttons below.  To hear individual segments and find out more, follow the links:

 
 
Bill Resnick talks with China scholar Richard Smith about China's economic and environmental problems
  51:44 minutes (23.69 MB)

Occupy Malheur Psychology

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They consider the largely progressive history of occupation, often as a response to exhaustion of other attempts at redress, and usually entailing personal risk, as in occupations of segregated lunch counters, or the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indian Movement activists. They note the potential overlap in outlook or rhetoric between some left and right perspectives on the value of the local, but that the underlying issues in the Malheur case have to do with narrow material interests, often coming down to the desire to privatize public lands. 13:24 minutes (6.14 MB)

Portland Anti-war Activism

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016

Desiree Hellegers interviews John Linder on the history of Portland anti-war activism since the first Gulf War.

Desiree mentions the Rally and March w/ Portland Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition on Friday, January 15, 2016, 4:30-6:00 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway, to demand an End to 25 Years of Killing: US Out of Iraq.
14:51 minutes (6.8 MB)

China's Eco Apocalypse

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016

19:33 minutes (8.96 MB)

Mike Nearman Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
Mike Nearman and I talked two years ago, just before he won his seat in House District 23 from Representative Jim Thompson.  He's running for reelection and since then, Nearman has held fast to conservative principles of reduced taxes, dedication to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and unwaivering faith in the advocacy of the individual.  Don Merrill talks with Mike Nearman about these and more touchy issues including Portland's Terminal 6 and Oregon's venture into retail marijuana.
29:03 minutes (26.6 MB)

John Van Hagen, Rescuing Religion

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
John Van Hagen is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience in a variety of clinical, training, and teaching positions.   In his book  Rescuing Religion: How Faith Can Survive Its Encounter With Sciencehe offers a way to retain a connection to biblical stories eve 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

PSU Student Union Protesters Threatened with Discipline

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program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Fri, 01/08/2016
Alyssa Pagan, member of the Portland State University Student Union, received a letter of warning from the Dean of Student Life, her second warning, for disruption of the Board of Trustees and University President.  Pagan is one of many student protesters receiving warnings with implied threats of suspension or expulsion.  The Student Union is demanding the disarming of campus security and a $15 campus wide minimum wage.  Jamie Partridge reports. 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)

California's Prop 49 Aims to Overturn Citizen's United

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 01/07/2016

KBOO's  Robin Ryan speaks with Common Cause's California Director Kathy Feng about her state's Proposition 49, which aims to send a message to Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling from 2010.  
Citizen's United opened the floodgates for the anonymous campaign cash that has transformed the electoral landscape of America.
Prop 49 was on the ballot in 2014 but was ruled ineligible after a right-wing legal campaign.

21:04 minutes (19.29 MB)

Deregulatory Bills Pass House of Representatives

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/07/2016
Two anti-regulatory bills were approved in House yesterday and today along strongly bipartisan lines.
The HB 1155, known as the SCRUB Act, and HB 712, known as the Sunshine for Deregulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, were approved by the Republican majority en-route to a likely death in the Senate and certain veto by President Obama.
However, both bills represent a strong deregulatory zeitgeist on the right, and have strong backing from industrial lobbyists.
For more, KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Amit Narang, a regulatory policy advocate with Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group based in Washington, DC. 

More info can be found here: 6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Portland Rent Strike

program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016
Joe Clement talks with Lew Church about an opinion piece he wrote for the December 23rd Portland Observer on whether Portland needs a city-wide rent strike. Lew describes tenant organizing he was part of at PSU, where they went on a rent-strike, and points out hidden history of tenant organizing both Martin Luther King and Gandhi share.

Lew is a part of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United Portland Tenants United has its meetingsevery Sunday from 5-7pm at KBOO. 13:23 minutes (9.19 MB)

Rent Strike in Portland

program date: 
Mon, 01/04/2016
Joe Clement talks with Lew Church about an opinion piece he wrote for the December 23rd Portland Observer on whether Portland needs a city-wide rent strike. Lew describes tenant organizing he was part of at PSU, where they went on a rent-strike, and points out hidden history of tenant organizing both Martin Luther King and Gandhi share.

Lew is a part of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United Portland Tenants United has its meetings every Sunday from 5-7pm at KBOO.

13:23 minutes (9.19 MB)

Movie Moles: "Carol"

program date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris review Carol, the latest feature from director Todd Haynes (perhaps best known for the Douglas Sirk homage Far From Heaven); Carol is  currently playing in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre.
  12:14 minutes (8.4 MB)

 

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