Global Affairs

Covid, Unrest and Tragedy in South Africa

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kendall, street/movement photographer, professor, and organizer with Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, about the life and death of her daughter Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng– of Covid– amid riots in South Africa, spurred in part b... Read more

Mediating Democracy

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
As part of KBOO’s international Day of democracy special programming I sit down with Mike Duerr, a retired U.S. Army Officer who served as a conflict mediator during the course of the U.S./NATO occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. After his Army service, Mike continued to st... Read more

Power

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Pollution, overconsumption, resource depletion, habitat destruction, overpopulation have all led to our current climate crisis. And power is at the core of the problems confronting humanity. How have human beings—one species among millions—become powerful enough to threaten... Read more

Democracy/Anti-democracy: American contradictions, with Jared Yates Sexton

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
    "American Rule is the story of how a myth constructed an empire and led to its downfall. It is the story of an ideology that changed the course of history and the men who have used it as a means to gain power, wealth, and dominion. It is the story of a philosophy root... Read more

Cartoonists in Afghanistan - Never-Before-Aired Stories

Airs at: Thu, 09/09/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In October of 2010, political cartoonists Ted Rall and Matt Bors joined S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios for a live interview about the unembedded fact-finding trip they took through Afghanistan two months earlier.  Due to time constraints, many of their additional storie... Read more

Morena Party holds direct action at Mexican Consulate in Woodburn

Airs at: Tue, 09/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Farmworkers from Mexico and other parts of Central America gathered at the Mexican consulate in Woodburn, Oregon on Saturday. The crowd met representatives from Mexico’s Morena Party, who arrived at Portland International Airport earlier that day. The party had recently ... Read more

New podcast examines the experiences of American Muslims post 9/11

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  2021 marks two decades since 9/11, and the recent exit by American troops from Afghanistan seem to be the end of an era. But the true impact of 9/11 isn't limited to military intervention and occupation.  Rifelion Media, based in Portland, has produced a seven-part podca... Read more

The Gap: Humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and Back-to-School Jitters

Airs at: Fri, 09/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Hiba and Hayat, about their efforts to raise money to bring medications to Lebanon. Since the 'Beirut blast' in August of 2020 that killed 200, the country has not formed a government, and the economy has collapsed. ... Read more

Religious extremism from ISIS and the Taliban to the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer

Airs at: Wed, 09/01/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Mark Juergensmeyer is an American sociologist specialized in global studies and religious studies, and a writer best known for his studies on comparative religion, religious violence, and global religion. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Global Stu... Read more

The Gap: Media Misconceptions on Afghanistan and Changing Workplace Expectations in the Great Resignation

Airs at: Fri, 08/27/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Mike Duerr, a retired U.S. Army Officer who now works for the State Department. Mike was deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan during the course of the U.S./NATO occupation and has insight into what Western media oft... Read more