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Documenting Those Killed While Protesting George Floyd's Murder

This is a post to outline who has been killed protesting George Floyd's murder. Yes, a former police officer was killed in St. Louis while protecting his friend's pawn shop from looters. THAT is all over the news. But there have also been 5 people killed during the protests... Read more

Corruption, Brutality, and the New Fourth Rule

Airs at: Wed, 06/17/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 10, 2020 entitled Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability. We’ll hear from some of the witnesses, including: Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense an... Read more

Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability

Airs at: Mon, 06/15/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony recently on policing practices and law enforcement Accountability. On this installment of Prison Pipeline we hear from three of the witnesses: Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney, founder of the national law firm Ben Crump Law... Read more

Examining the role of police unions in stagnating change

Airs at: Tue, 06/09/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "No police union has ever criticized a cop, no matter how egregious that cop's behavior. The union will defend them no matter what."  Two weeks of demonstrations around the country call out for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. These protests can count the... Read more

Portland Police Chief Resigns: Press Conference

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland Police Chief Jamie Resch resigned Monday, just six months into her job, amidst criticism of the Portland Police Force's handling of protests against police violence and racism. She tapped Officer Chuck Lovell,  an 18-year Police Bureau veteran, having joined in Ma... Read more

KBOO JOINS A NATIONAL GEORGE FLOYD REMEMBRANCE BY RADIO

PORTLAND, OR, JUNE 8, 2020 - On Tuesday, June 9 at 12 noon KBOO joins radio stations nationwide to play Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” in commemoration of the life of George Floyd. Floyd’s gruesome killing May 25 has been the focus of international protests. M... Read more

A Heartfelt Concern - Please read, Please share

Greetings.   I humbly come to you with this letter to address an overwhelming concern that is happening in America today. Among the pandemic also known as the corona-virus 19/COVID 19 for three (3) months, there has been an uptick in racial violence. As a Black woman her... Read more

Malik Miah on the Uprising

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In an interview pre-recorded when only one of the four police killers of George Floyd had been arrested, Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, a long-time Black rights and revolutionary socialist activist, a former aviation mechanic,  a contributing editor with the US sociali... Read more

Keith Knight, Gentleman Cartoonist - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 06/11/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Rapper, cartoonist, and social activist Keith Knight is a longtime fan of the Portland comics scene as well as community radio.  He was delighted to make a detour to the KBOO studios during his visit to the 2006 Stumptown Comics Festival, where his slideshow and stage pe... Read more

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's Press Conference on Protests

Airs at: Fri, 06/05/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
6/5/20 Portland City Hall is surrounded by concrete barricades. They prevent the public from even getting on the sidewalk, let alone entering the building their tax dollars have paid for to be the 'people's hall' of government. To get to the press conference (which was ann... Read more