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Protecting Mature and Old Growth Forests

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, which oversee most of the nation’s Mature Old Growth forests, continue to defy overwhelming public support for protection, scientific calls for a moratorium on logging, and the presidents’ initial direction to develop conser... Read more

Why Create a State Bank?

Airs at: Thu, 02/22/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
Please join us for on KBOO Community Radio on Thursday, February 22nd as we talk with Kellie McWilliams of Cultivating Solutions, formerly the Rural Engagement Project, and Madeline Merritt, Chair of the Oregon Public Banking Alliance. Public banking stretches tax dollars ... Read more

De Facto or De Jure

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: De Facto or De Jure. The drug war is fundamentally unsustainable. We keep throwing more and more money into the effort, made all kinds of minor repairs to the system to try and keep it going like treatment alternatives to incarceration... Read more

Fumes in Focus: Visualizing Air Pollution from Gas Stoves

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on January 15, 2024 Lawmakers and advocates have called upon Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to launch an investigation into NW Natural for misleading consumers about the health impacts from gas. In their letter to Rosenblum they det... Read more

Lawsuit: Washington County Fails People with Disabilities

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Dave Boyer, managing attorney with Disability Rights Oregon, who filed a lawsuit against Washington County, Oregon’s 2nd largest county. The federal lawsuit was filed after a year-long investigation alleging that when someone in the County exper... Read more

Human Rights and the World Drug Situation

Airs at: Wed, 02/14/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Human Rights and the World Drug Situation. The United Nations Human Rights Council on February Fifth held an Intersessional panel discussion on human rights challenges in addressing and countering all aspects of the world drug situation. We hea... Read more

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors at Hanford

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is one of the most polluted places on the planet. Its legacy from nearly a half-century of Plutonium production has left a toxic stew of radioactive and chemical waste that will remain hazardous for tens of thousands of years. But while the U... Read more

Interview with Street Roots: Are efforts of dismantle Measure 110 premature?

Airs at: Wed, 02/07/2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  In the first week of Oregon's short legislative session, drug policy, specifically measure 110, is a hot button issue. Measure 110 is Oregon's Drug Decriminalization Measure, which has been controversial. While proponents of changes to the law say that the need to respon... Read more

Interview with Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Airs at: Thu, 02/15/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
Join us Thursday, February 15 at 9:30 am as KBOO Board President Emma Lugo speaks with Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for the 5th Congressional District in Oregon.  In 2022 McLeod-Skinner barely lost the race for the newly reshaped 5th District to Republican Lori Chavez-De... Read more