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Portland's Climate Villains

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The environment and the climate are having a rough ride at Portland City Council and in the backrooms of the Oregon State Capitol. Less than a day before a hearing on a housing regulatory reform package, Portland City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, working behind the scenes wi... Read more

Climate Justice and the Portland City Council Elections

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This November Portland voters have the historic opportunity to elect a new city council that actually reflects the diversity of its constituents. In 2022 voters overwhelmingly supported a city charter change that transforms the structure of the city government, dividing the... Read more

ShaToyia Bentley, The Ebony Collective

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Lisa's guests are ShaToyia Bentley and her toddler from The Ebony Collective, a Community Development Corporation and Coalition. The Ebony Collective is a culturally-specific nonprofit whose mission is to build power in Oregon’s Black communities by providing workforce/life... Read more

Interview with Dr Cornel West

Airs at: Wed, 01/24/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
KBOO Board President Emma Lugo speaks with Independent Presidential Candidate Dr. Cornel West on his recent visit to Portland January 21st where he announced Oregon to be the second state where he has obtained ballot access with the Oregon Progressive Party.  Dr West also s... Read more

Caucustocracy arises in Iowa

Airs at: Tue, 01/16/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
The results of the Iowa Caucus are in — an easy win for the Former Guy Who Did the Coup. Ron DeSantis narrowly edged out Nikki Haley for the dubious honor of being the pick of non-Trumpy Republicans. Join Traci and Abe for more. Plus — we all know about “Well-Heeled” Ron De... Read more

Should Donald Trump be on the Colorado primary ballot?

Airs at: Wed, 12/27/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
In September, representative of a nationwide effort, activists and lawyers filed a lawsuit to remove Donald Trump from Colorado's election ballots via Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   The initial District Court ruling (pdf) declared that while Tru... Read more

How Portland Metro Chamber and Business Lobbyists Undermine Ballot Initiatives

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Oregon’s citizen-initiated ballot measure process is a tool of grassroots democracy, allowing collective action by an organized majority of the population. However, time and time again, those with vast resources have impeded attempts to make the city more equitable and s... Read more

Lakayana Drury on Word is Bond

Airs at: Thu, 11/30/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
From their website: "Word is Bond empowers young Black men as they transition from boys into adulthood and find themselves navigating a world that provides very few answers to unlocking their highest selves." Find out more about Word is Bond online here.   Read more

Dan Meek on Honest Elections Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 11/02/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
If organizers can collect enough signatures to put it on the ballot, Initiative Petition 9 will create actual limits to campaign contributions and more.  Find out how you can get involved and what's at stake. Read more

All Votes Matter!

Airs at: Fri, 11/03/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Please join us today at 9:00am for RadioZine on KBOO Community Radio for an interview with West Linn resident Jerry Spriggs, author of All Votes Matter and creator of the website Equal Voice Voting regarding his years-long lobbying efforts to reform America's electoral coll... Read more