Economy

Don't Look Up!

Airs at: Wed, 01/05/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio

The Columbia River Crossing Roars Back to Life

Airs at: Mon, 01/03/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In 2014 it was the Columbia River Crossing, a 16-lane bridge carrying Interstate 5 traffic across the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. After 8 years and almost $200 million in studies, planning and acrimonious debate, the proposed project fell apart. But now it... Read more

Reflections on a Trying Year

Airs at: Mon, 12/27/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A year ago, we let go of 2020 with the hopes for a much better 2021. And 2021 started out promising, for the first five days. Then came the Capitol Insurrection, the Republican surrender to total Trumpism, record-breaking weather disasters, disastrous fires and two new surg... Read more

Class Struggle Unionism

Airs at: Mon, 12/27/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Joe Burns, long time labor organizer and educator, author of three books: "Reviving the Strike", "Strike Back" and forthcoming "Class Struggle Unionism", talks with co-hosts Laura Wadlin and Jamie Partridge about his new book which describes three types of unionism in today... Read more

"Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival," with the author, Richard Heinberg

Airs at: Wed, 12/15/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute and author of 13 previous books, has appeared numerous times on KBOO. His new book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival, is a sweeping and in-depth investigation of the workings of power in the na... Read more

Kristen Radtke on American Loneliness

Airs at: Thu, 12/09/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Kristen Radtke is the author of two graphic non-fiction books: Imagine Wanting Only This and Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness. She’s also been the Art Director and Deputy Publisher at the magazine The Believer and a writer whose work has appeared in The Ne... Read more

Autonorama

Airs at: Mon, 11/29/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The auto industry is promising that high tech-driving will deliver us from crashes, congestion and carbon emissions. Today the panacea is autonomous vehicles, but this vision is the latest in a long history of illusory futuramas that the auto industry has invented to get mo... Read more

Strike Solidarity -- How and Why

Airs at: Mon, 11/22/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The "How" and "Why" of Community Strike Solidarity -- with the forty-day Nabisco bakers strike and with the almost-strike of Kaiser healthcare workers --  is discussed by Laura Wadlin and Gabe Erbs of the Portland Democratic Socialists of America. Read more

Pandemic Impacts PDX Food Scene & Factory Farm Biogas

Airs at: Wed, 11/17/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
How is the Portland food scene weathering the COVID19 pandemic, racial justice protests, the climate crisis, and workers calling out sexism and oppressive behavior? Alex Frane from Eater PDX joins the Food Show to discuss what’s been happening in the world of restaurants an... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 15, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 11/15/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Monster Who Came up the River: Native peoples hold rich traditions of storytelling, passed on by elders from one generation to the next. These stories speak of resilience, w... Read more