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

Don Merrill Interview

Produced for Between Us
Don Merrill first interviewed Oregon legislators as a way of participating in democracy through journalism in 2014.  Then, he talked to 70 candidates.  In this presidential election year, he's doing it again.  But this time, though his passion is the same, his plans are muc... Read more

Black Census Summit gives hard-to-count communities resources to ensure a fair an equitable Census

Airs at: Fri, 02/28/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The 2020 Census is a present issue for people across the U.S., and the threat of an undercount of the population can have real consequences. Census dollars are tied to population, and an undercount can result in less federal funding for the state. There are a number of h... Read more

The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice

Airs at: Sat, 02/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Alter: Reality Theater
"This Irish tradition, which dates back to the 5th century, says it's appropriate for women to propose to their romantic partners on leap day, rather than waiting for their suitors to pop the question. The custom was started to help women who felt that their significant oth... Read more

Paige Kreisman Interview

Produced for Between Us
Paige Kreisman is a democrat who is running for the seat in Oregon House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about why specifically pointing to her status as a transgender woman is important, why the state's campaign finance system needs an overhaul and why she says t... Read more

Dacia Grayber Interview

Produced for Between Us
Dacia Grayber is a democrat who is running for the Oregon House District 35 seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about why firefighting is the best job in the world for women, why she will fight to keep Oregon a safe haven for women seeking a safe abortion, and why preserving... Read more

Wlnsvey Campos

Produced for Between Us
Wlnsvey (pronounced Wins-vay) Campos is a democrat who is running for Oregon House District 28.  She talked with Don Merrill about the pride she has for her single parent father, what a podcast and DACA have in common for her, and how being a case worker for a family suppor... Read more

Jami Cate Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jami Cate is a republican who is running for Oregon House District 17.  She talked with Don Merrill about why town festivals might be the key to revitalization of rural Oregon, why trigger locks for guns is a bad idea and how being a fifth (or sixth) generation farmer is at... Read more

David J Smith Interview

Produced for Between Us
David J Smith is a Republican who is running for Oregon House District 13.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels it was his generation that allowed the progress of the civil rights movement, why he considers himself a political moderate and how his potential consti... Read more