Community Building

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Audio from the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival audio is now online for your streaming pleasure: Audio from Day One - Friday 6/30   Audio from Day Two - Saturday 7/1   Audio from Day Three - Sunday 7/2   Audio from Day Four - Monday 7/3   Audio from Day Five - Tuesday 7/4   ... Read more

Build A Movement 2021 Part 1

Airs at: Fri, 11/05/2021 at 9:30am - 10:00am
This year Build A Movement (BAM) is hoping to grow the movement to begin to include folks from the greater disability community because there are so many shared issues like out-of-pocket medical expenses, the caregiver workforce shortage and the need for more affordable and... Read more

Organizing Against Authoritarianism and Climate Chaos

Airs at: Mon, 10/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Max Elbaum on the two existential threats facing humanity -- authoritarianism and global roasting. They discuss how to defeat both, building the broadest of lefts, including segments of the Democratic Party that today might support the sweeping mobil... Read more

Local and Global Stakes in the Vancouver Port Commissioner Election

Airs at: Mon, 10/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers talks with Cager Clabaugh, President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 in Vancouver, WASHINGTON, about the local and global stakes in the Vancouver Port Commissioner race, where the incumbent, Eric LaBrant, who has a long-time reco... Read more

Stopping the Post Fire Timber Grab

Airs at: Mon, 11/01/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In the wake of 2020’s wildfires, the Willamette and the Umpqua National Forests have proposed hundreds of miles of 200 foot-wide linear clearcuts throughout the forest in the name of “hazard tree removal.” These projects would damage habitat for listed species, impair water... Read more

A World Without Police: Interview with Geo Maher

Airs at: Thu, 10/21/2021 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
If police are the problem, what’s the solution? Geo Maher's new book, A World without Police, offers concrete strategies for confronting and breaking police power, as a first step toward building community alternatives that make the police obsolete. Surveying the post-prot... Read more

The People's Depot provides bottle redemption for and by canners

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Canning, the collecting kind, is an important source of income for many people, but the locations and options for where to exchange cans and bottles shrunk when the COVID pandemic hit. The People's Depot has grown to fill that gap, providing bottle redemption centers by ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 18, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive, which ends on October 16. To view Bette’s photos ... Read more

Readers on the Street

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Diana Rempe and Sharon Grant discuss the history of Street Books, the library-on-bikes program for the unhoused in Portland and the formative relationships that develop because of it. Read more

Co-housing collaborative Our Home opens new space

Airs at: Tue, 10/12/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The inclusive community collaborative Our Home is opening a new co-housing space in St. Johns. Their goal is to create inclusive and diverse cohousing communities consisting of families who have the opportunity for home-ownership and include individuals often seen as ‘at... Read more