Civil Rights/Human Rights

KBOO Condemns the arrest of Broadcaster Frenchie Mae Cumpio of the Philippines

KBOO Community Radio joins our colleagues around the world, including the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC Asia-Pacific), in condemning the illegal arrest of Frenchie Mae Cumpio, 21, a community broadcaster and journalist associated with the Aksyon R... Read more

Radio Free Palestine 2019

Produced for Radio Free Palestine
Wednesday May 15th 2019 marks the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba – when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lost their homes and became what is now one of the largest, and longest-lasting refugee populations on earth. KBOO will be participating in an all-day br... Read more

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

International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... 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

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

Oregon on Fire

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
All summer Trump has ranted about how Portland is being burned down by radical anarchist Antifa mobs. Of course Portland has not burned down, but as we speak, much of Oregon actually is on fire, wildfires inflamed by Trump’s flagrant disregard and denial of impending climat... Read more

Evening News on 09/16/20

Airs at: Wed, 09/16/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  On this special Membership Drive edition of the KBOO Evening News: Fires and smoke continue to overwhelm much of the state; More evidence emerges that ICE facilities are performing hysterectomies on unsuspecting women; And, President Trump touts herd immunity, while say... Read more

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty on reducing police terror

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "[It] depends on that officer's perception of the call that they're on. I also know that ... community members have been trained to make the calls sound as scary as possible to get a quicker police response." Before Jo Ann Hardesty was a Portland City Commissioner, she s... Read more