This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student strike at Columbia University, one of the many pivotal events of 1968 being remembered this year. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein, as a freshman at Barnard College, spent a week occupying Low Library, the office of Columbia University's president, along with 100 other students, kicking off a series of actions and mass arrests that shut down the university for the rest of the semester. Today she speaks with fellow striker and Low Library occupier Hilton Obenzinger, (obenzinger.com) whose memoir Busy Dying (chax press) comes out this month.
Hole in the Bucket, a show about and for homelessness. Here is an excerpt from our most recent show featuring an organization for homeless women called The Seattle Sisterhood of Homeless Women In Poetry. The book this poem is read from is Beloved Community.
There’s good news for thousands of Oregonians living in subsidized housing.
Because of a Bill passed during the special legislative session in February, as well as several grants and donations from both private and public sources, over 7,000 housing units will be given a much-needed refurbishing.
The Ubu Half Hour Special: Whereas most programs have specials that are as long if not longer than the normal program, the Ubu Hour does things differently, by airing only half an hour this month. As a treat to the KBOO members, we will inflict half as much Ubu Hour insipidness and inanity on the listening public. Not only is it only half an hour long, but the Ubu 1/2-Hour contains no new radio theater, just some excerpts from previous shows (The Torturer's Apprentice and the rather notorious FCC Show, either of which can be obtained by calling 503 232-8818 or 1 877- 500-5266 by Friday Apr 11th) as well as the usual begging and pleading for the money which this radio station needs.
The Bonneville Power Administration has reached a 900 million dollar settlement with Indian tribes on ways to increase protection for endangered and threatened salmon in the Columbia River Basin over the next 10 years.
The tribes and the federal agency have been at odds for years in court over the conflict between salmon runs and power demands on the river.