Global Affairs

KBOO response to COVID19

Global pandemic does not slow escalating tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  While coronavirus is spreading across the world and worsening in the United States, President Trump took time from his Wednesday briefing to focus on Venezuela and its role in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as its response within its own borders. The administration al... Read more

Peer-Run Harm Reduction Group Continues Outreach to Houseless Portlanders

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
  Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) are a peer-run organization that provides a needle exchange and other harm-reduction services for Portland's houseless community. They are volunteers on the front lines of not just the struggle against our inequitable economic sy... Read more

Axis of Hope

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Johanna Brenner interviews Catherine Sameh about her recently published book, Axis of Hope: Iranian women’s Rights Activism Across Borders. Catherine Sameh is assistant professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Both Catherine and ... Read more

Covid-19 and Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sarah Summerhill, Old Mole intern from Washington State University Vancouver, reflects on the intersectionality between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate change emergency. As the increasing need for social distancing uproots life and society as we know it, we ask our... Read more

Polluting the Ocean

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick speaks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith about the vast array of chemicals pouring into our oceans, including medicines, catalysts, pesticides, additives, flame retardants, and other chemical by-products of the global system of over-production.  Though many of these ... Read more

Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood

Airs at: Wed, 05/06/2020 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
What does it mean to be a citizen?  On Radiozine, Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer Robin Hemely who has just published  Borderline Citizen:Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood. Hemley wrestles with what it means to have or not have a national identity by looking at... Read more

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more

U.S. sanctions on Iran further impairs COVID-19 response

Airs at: Thu, 03/19/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  Iran is ranked third worldwide in terms of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic after China and Italy, but has largely been ignored by Western media. The situation in Iran is exacerbated by sanctions by the United States, which have crippled the Iranian economy, including the... Read more

The Well-read Red

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
A reading from a recent blog by social critic Mike Davis, author of the 2005 book, The Monster at the Door: the Global Threat of Avian Flu, a prescient examination of pandemics in the context of late-stage capitalism. Davis’s piece was recently published on the Haymarket Bo... Read more