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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

UC Academic Workers Strike Against Repression and For Palestine

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Sarah Mason and Jack Davies, members of UAW 4811 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are on an unfair labor practices strike (with two more UC campuses set to go out next week), demanding the school administration cut ties to Apartheid Israel, drop charges and rein... Read more

Animal Issues Update: The Latest On EATS, Wolves, and Animal Shelters

Airs at: Fri, 05/24/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  This month we'll revisit some of the most urgent animal welfare issues featured on VFTA recently. We'll talk about what's happening with: the federal EATS Act, which threatens to undo even the small gains made to improve conditions for food animals in the US the conti... Read more

Governor Kotek, Declare State of Emergency at CCCF!

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Sarah Bieri, Staff Attorney, and Julia Yoshimoto, Senior Advisor and Director of OJRC’s Women’s Justice Project, who have released Death by a Thousand Cuts Volume 2, their ongoing report series on conditions at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility... Read more

Gaslight: The Fight to Stop the Atlantic Coast PIpeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While Oregonians were fighting to stop the behemoth Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Southern Oregon, communities in Virginia were facing a similar struggle to stop an even larger and longer pipeline that would have crossed the Blue Ridge Mount... Read more

Global Citizen International Digest with Prof. Mel Gurtov

Airs at: Thu, 05/23/2024 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
In this episode: Scientists despair over climate change; Glitches in US-China people-to-people exchanges; Xi Jinping visits Europe; and more. Read more

Interview with Former Apache Helicopter Factory Worker

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Today we are going to hear from a person who worked in a factory fabricating parts for Apache helicopters. The Apache helicopter is a twin-engine army attack helicopter first developed by McDonnell Douglas, which was purchased by Boeing corporation. These helicopters are b... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 20, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Inconsistency, contradictions, hypocrisy, deceptions: This episode looks at how right-wing movements are exploiting notions of antisemitism, how ecosocialists and others have thought about capitalist growth on a finite planet, and how climate legal cases against big oil ... Read more

The Palestine Exception to Academic Freedom

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  On May 1st the U.S. House passed legislation adopting a highly contested and broad definition of antisemitism that defines criticism of Israel or Zionism as antisemitic--legislation that holds important implications for what can be taught and what forms of speech or scho... Read more

Medical Cannabis in the Time of Corporate Legalization

Airs at: Wed, 05/15/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Medical Cannabis in the Time of Corporate Legalization. Host Doug McVay is joined in conversation by Anthony Taylor, co-founder and Legislative Director of Compassionate Oregon. Read more