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Voices from Anacortes Protests

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In the first of a two-part series, this week Desiree Hellegers shares field recordings she made in Anacortes, WA where dozens of kayaktivists were arrested for protesting the Tesoro fossil fuel plant recently.  You can find her article about recent protests, "'Energy Wit... Read more

Joseph T. Reiff, Born of Conviction

Airs at: Sun, 05/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
On September 29th, 1962, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett spoke before a halftime crowd at a University of Mississippi football game.  He said he loved Mississippi's heritage.   This compelled him to personally block African-American James Meredith from enrolling at Ole Mi... Read more

White Man Said Walk

Airs at: Wed, 05/18/2016 at 7:00pm - 8:45pm
  Democracy Here presents: White Man Said Walk: The disorderly conduct trial of Teressa Raiford   Portland Police arrested Ms Raiford on August 9, 2015 at an event marking one-year since the Ferguson Police death of Michael Brown. Her trial ran four days, ending April ... Read more

KBOO Election Night Special - Oregon Primary

Airs at: Tue, 05/17/2016 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Evening News
5 - 8 pm Special reporting on and analysis of the results of the Oregon primary election 5/17/2016. Audio from 5:00 - 5:45 pm Audio from 5:45 - 6:00 pm Audio from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Audio from 7:00 - 8:00 pm 5/18/16 - Sam Husseini and others discuss election results 5/18/1... Read more

Dan Barker, God the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction

Airs at: Sun, 05/08/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
America’s leading atheist, the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and co-host of Freethought Radio, Dan Barker, talks about his latest book, God the Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (audiobook)   The roots of the book go to Richard Dawkins’ famous... Read more

Teressa Raiford's Disorderly Conduct Trial, April 18-21, 2016

  On August 9, 2015 Portland Police arrested Ms Raiford when an event commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Police death of Michael Brown spilled out into the intersection of South East Division and 82nd Avenue.     Is standing in the street disorderly conduct? ... Read more

The Digital Divide for May 2016

Airs at: Fri, 05/13/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
Tune in Friday, May 13th, 2016 for a super geeky discussion of how we can use math and stuff to help solve some of lifes most vexing puzzles such as where should we go to dinner and world peace. Host Rabia Yeaman interviews Brian Christian, co-author of the new book "ALGOR... Read more

Jim Wallis, America's Original Sin

Airs at: Sun, 04/17/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners, is an evangelical Christian with a social conscience. He speaks and writes about ethics and public policy. His latest book is called America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to A New America. He has bee... Read more

Voting No Confidence

Airs at: Mon, 05/09/2016 at 9:45am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
      Frann Michel reports on faculty votes of no confidence at the University of Wisconsin and many other places, and some of the issues to which these votes are responding.   Just as workers have risen up to demand fifteen dollars an hour and a union, just as resid... Read more

John Loftus, How to Defend the Christian Faith: Advice from An Atheist

Airs at: Sun, 05/01/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Progressive Spirit
John Loftus was an evangelical minister.  He has several degrees in Christian apologetics.  He pastored churches and taught at Christian colleges.  Then he left it all.   He has written a dozen books with titles such as Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Ch... Read more