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Kavanaugh: Hope vs. Misogynist Reality

By Jenka Soderberg What I wish would happen in response to the Kavanaugh hearing:   I wish…. ...that the prep school, arrogant Kavanaugh types finally get their comeuppance. ...that Ford is believed, that all survivors are believed, that this national trauma comes to a ... Read more

2018 Fall News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO

News & Public Affairs Day only happens during a Membership Drive, bringing really great speakers: The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive. With every word, with every note, you... Read more

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

The World's Largest Methanol Refinery Hits a Roadblock

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For five years the small Washington state community of Kalama has been grappling with spectre of having the world's largest methanol refinery sited at their port. Northwest Innovation Works, a Chinese-backed company, has been trying with little luck to attain the necessary ... Read more

Campaign finance regulation inspires upcoming forum

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregon is one of the only states where electoral campaigns are not subjected to contribution or expenditure limits. Though money is certainly necessary to run a campaign, many voters and political scientists alike advocate for limits on how much one person or group can g... Read more

Postal pilot project hurts workers and residents alike

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Mail routes have been increasingly inconsistent in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland recently, and a new pilot project is to blame. On Saturday, residents of the 97217 zip code rallied outside the Kenton Post office to protest the haphazard mail delivery. The pilot pr... Read more

Big Money and Fossil Fuels

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Susan Palmiter, an environmental activist on the divest/reinvest team of 350pdx.org. Palmiter co-leads the campaign to demand that JPMorgan Chase, the sole US funder of the Jordan Cove pipeline project and the largest funder of fossil fuels worldwid... Read more

Post-Thanksgiving Digest

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel continues digesting the meaning of the USA’s harvest holiday. Reading from recent writing by indigenous activists and historians, she traces the myth of Thanksgiving, notes the history of native resistance to genocide, and touches on the work of activists with ... Read more

025 Lead Poisoning and Corporate Malfeasance (Part 1)

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 7:00am - 7:30am
Produced for Prescription for Justice
  Guest David Rosner, PhD, MPH, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, member of the National Academy of Sciences' National A... Read more

I’m Crazy Because They Say So: Gaslighting in “Mental Health," with John Herold

Airs at: Wed, 12/04/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  The term 'gaslighting' has recently gained greater currency in the age of Trump and 'fake news,' but its colloquial use to describe efforts to manipulate someone's perception of reality go back to the 1960's. Originally based on the 1938 play "Gas Light" and its two film... Read more