Bill Resnick talks with Fight for $15 labor activist, Trisha Kahle, about the movement and its political contexts. She is an SEIU union organizer and works at Whole Foods. She is also the author of a recent Jacobin Magazine article about why the Left shouldn't downplay organizing low-wage workers. They talk about the campaign, the re-mobilization of the working-class, Trisha's personal experience working in different kinds of low-wage industries and what she's learned about how workers gain consciousness of their power. 18:07 minutes (10.37 MB)
Syria is undergoing a crisis, a civil war some call it, but Syria is also having a rape crisis. Jackie Blachman-Forshay is an epidemiologist graduate student at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. She is the lead researcher for Women Media Center's Women Under Siege Project. Her research on sexualized violence in Syria has been highlighted in the Atlantic, the New York Times and has been presented to the United Nations.
Women Under Siege is a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocides and conflicts throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. They have created a crowd-sourced map documenting sexualized violence in Syria.
30:07 minutes (68.95 MB)
Our 2013 Fall Pledge Drive may be over, but you're never too late to support KBOO. You can make your contribution right here on this exact web page, all you have to do is click on the jar on the top right corner. Totally simple, right? 0:31 minutes (488.16 KB)
Ever since he left the fundamentalist household of his youth, Mark Russell has become an amateur theologian, sharing his cockeyed take on the scriptures with the secular world. Now Mark has teamed up with cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, and the two of them have compiled a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories. 31:33 minutes (12.64 MB)
At the beginning of 2014, after a century or more as the state-of-the-art motion picture format, 35mm films will no longer be printed or distributed by many major movie studios. This move is provoking a crisis for many independent cinemas, who may find themselves with no access to new releases, and no room in their budgets for the new digital projection systems.
25:06 minutes (10.06 MB)
Several proposals to expand oversight of the Portland Police Bureau were presented this week before Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Council, but not everybody was pleased with the suggested code changes.
KBOO's Jenn Chavez filed this report. 6:44 minutes (6.17 MB)
Steve McQuiddy talks about his new book, "Here on the Edge", published by Oregon State University. McQuiddy looks at a long-neglected element of World War II history: the role of pacifism in what is often called "The Good War." He shares the fascinating story of one conscientious objector camp located on the rain-soaked Oregon Coast, Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56, providing the definitive history of the Fine Arts Group at Waldport. 38:38 minutes (35.38 MB)
Iven Hale hosts this two-hour membership-drive special that focuses on the environment and various social struggles that link up with it (note that pitch-breaks accounts for about 40 minutes of the programming otherwise excised).
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
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