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

Challenging the Mayor's Budget

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie speaks with Alex Zielinski, News Editor of the Portland Mercury, about Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty’s amendment to Mayor Ted Wheeler’s proposed budget  that would fund parks and recreation by ending the controversial Gang Enforcement Team. The City Council will vote... Read more

Rethinking the Housing Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Dan Jaffee continues his discussion with Michael Mehaffy, Senior Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and co-host of the blog LiveablePortland.org about the housing crisis and alternatives to capital-friendly policies that would better address housin... Read more

War on Iran?

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, about John Bolton’s dangerous aggression toward Iran and obsession with regime change around the world, and how to mobilize to prevent war. Feffer's latest article ... Read more

Supervised Consumption Sites

Airs at: Wed, 05/22/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies, the UK House of Commons discusses medical cannabis prescribing, and the Philadelphia City Council and Philly DA Larry Krassner talk about harm reduction and supervised consumption sites. Note: new recordings of Century of Lies are now being rel... Read more

Expungement

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Nikki Thompson about expunging criminal records for youth and adults.  Nikki, an attorney with the Metropolitan Public Defenders Community Law Division, runs the MPD Expungement Clinic.  A motion to set aside (expunction) is a legal proceeding for se... Read more

Ted Wheeler: Neoliberalism Personified

Airs at: Wed, 05/22/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Ted Wheeler, Portland’s Millionaire Mayor, has his fingers in a surprising number of pies involving Oregon’s public resources, funding, and policy. As State Treasurer he oversaw the investment of almost a billion dollars of PERS funds into the volatile and exploitativ... Read more

Michael Kimble, Akbar + Mustafa: Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 4:00pm - Fri, 05/17/2019 at 5:00am
Produced for The Final Straw Radio
Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak This week, we hear the voices of three prisoners: anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and jailhouse lawyer Arthur “Akbar” Griggs at Holman CI in Atmore, Alabama, and Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston at Toledo CI in Ohio. Download This Episode Mi... Read more

APA Heritage Month (rebroadcast)

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
  It's still May and it's still Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We thought we would replay our APA Heritage Month episode from last year. While past listeners may remember that the commemoration of this month has been somewhat controversial among members of Pacific ... Read more