On Saturday April 21, a Trident nuclear submarine surfaced off the Washington coast near the Indian Island Naval base, two miles from Port Townsend.
Protesters gathered just outside the base to protest the arrival of the submarine. Two were arrested in acts of civil disobedience. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke to one of those arrested, Liz Rivera Goldstein.
On April 18th, the Supreme Court agreed on ruling that certain types of second trimester abortions are illegal even when deemed medically necessary to save the woman’s life. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local Planned Parenthood Vice President Nancy Bennett about the implications of this ruling.
New Orleans public housing residents are facing a legislative battle to get a bill passed in the Senate that would allow them to return home.
New Orleans housing activist Elizabeth Cook spoke to KBOO News on April 18th about the problems currently being faced by public housing residents who survived Hurricane Katrina eighteen months ago
Platform International Animation Festival Did you know that the biggest animation event in the country is happening this summer, and the host city is Portland? Tune in to Words and Pictures to hear the preview from event organizers, Marilyn Zornado and Shawn Bowman. Originally aired April 24th.
Hoping to prevent unwanted visitors like zebra mussels, garlic mustard, and milfoil, three Oregon groups are joining a nationwide call to shut the door on invasive species.
KBOO’s Courtney Dillard brought this report from the Oregon News Service
Oregon's White Salmon River has been ranked as one of the nation’s ten most endangered rivers in 2007. On April 19 we spoke with Amy Kober with American Rivers, who helped compile the list. Listen to what she had to say.
A number of leaders in Oregon’s Asian American community gathered on April 25th in Eugene for a press conference to call for an end to the stereotyping and demonization of Asian Americans following the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred on Monday April 16th.
KBOO News managed to speak with David Tam, one of the event organizers.
For the week of April 23rd, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and wife Mary Oberst will each spend three dollars per day for food. This matches the amount received by the average food stamp recipient in Oregon.
The couple is taking on a food stamp challenge sponsored by religious and activist groups, including the Oregon Food Bank. The challenge comes at a time when the Bush administration wants to cut food stamps for 185,000 people because they receive other non-cash aid from the government. This aid includes the distribution of commodity products like canned meats, rice, and beans.
Rachel Bristol, Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon Food Bank spoke to KBOO News
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom held their weekly vigil on april 18th at noon at Pioneer Courthouse Square, with a focus on the effects of the ‘fast-track’ trade authority.
Listen to Georgia Pinkel, one of the local leaders of the group, who spoke with KBOO News.
A new book claims that organic farming "poses the single greatest threat to natural ecosystems and biodiversity in human history" and that the organic food industry is using fear to manipulate eco-conscious consumers. The credibility of organics is in question, but so is the credibility of the book's author. Turns out he works for the Hudson Institute, a non-profit funded by the global agri-business and the biotech industry. Coincidently, a new guide for consumers rating pesticide loads on fruits and vegetables has been released. Guess which method, conventional or organic, rates best.
Washington’s White Salmon River has been named as one of America’s most endangered waterways.
The twenty-second annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers report has been released, and the Columbia River tributary is listed as number 5 on the 2007 list.
For almost a century, the Condit Dam, owned by PacificCorp., has cut off salmon and steelhead from reaching the Columbia.
The energy company has agreed to remove the dam, but the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has yet to approve the deal.
Amy Kober with American Rivers, which created the list, says their report highlights the rivers facing the most uncertain futures.