Government/Politics

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 7:00am - 8:00pm
An all-day special featuring talks and interviews with leading scholars and activists - help support KBOO public affairs during our fall membership drive - call 877-500-5266! The day begins with the award-winning program Democracy Now at 7 am At 8, we feature Pulitzer-Priz... Read more

Senators push for investigation into unpaid labor in rehab centers

Airs at: Mon, 11/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin formally requested an investigation from the Government Accountability Office into federally funded rehab programs that use unpaid labor from people seeking addiction treatment.  Reporting done by Reveal showed that at least 30... Read more

KBOO Webinar: U.S. Middle East policy

With the end of a devastating four years of Trump Middle East policy, what does the new Biden administration offer? While he may overturn some of the worst aspects of Trump policy, he will certainly maintain continuity with Obama's policies, which were disappointing. We'll... Read more

The Christian Roots of Domination in the "New World"

Airs at: Wed, 11/25/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
      Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is the co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, along with Birgil Kills Straight. He is author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and co-producer of the documentary fil... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 23, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 11/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:    Rebuilding the Left in the US: Bill Resnick interviews Bhaskar Sunkara, the founder/editor of Jacobin, about what the left can do to push the Biden Administration over the next year to address working peo... Read more

Opinion: Biden's cabinet picks should not pander to Mitch McConnell

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Max Moran wrote an article for the American Prospect entitled, "The 277 Policies for Which Biden Need Not Ask Permission." He spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about why President-Elect Biden's cabinet picks shouldn't pander to Mitch McConnell. Read more

Buscando America on 11/17/20

Airs at: Tue, 11/17/2020 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
  En este programa hablamos con Punany Squad una colectiva de mujeres y para mujeres que se identifican con la música y el dance hall, twerk y perreo, con un enfoque feminista y de empoderamiento de la cuerpa.  También recordamos la poética de Gabriela Mistral y transmitim... Read more

Decriminalization: It's What Works

Airs at: Wed, 11/18/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio we're joined by comedian and journalist Ngaio Bealum to talk about the election, politics, and life. Plus: The decriminalization of drug use is about much more than just treating drug use as a health issue. Decriminalization of drug use... Read more

Save the Post Office

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers talks with retired postal worker and labor organizer Jamie Partridge, who is also the cohost of KBOO's own Labor Radio, about the role of U.S. postal workers in protecting the integrity of the 2020 election, about the key roles played by the postal service... Read more