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Transit Equity

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Why is comprehensive build-out of public transit necessary to improve our heath, stop global warming, enable poor people to find work and meet friends, and reduce taxes. And can it be done? Bill Resnick talks to Liam Crisan, a researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies ... Read more

Walt Curtis Tribute

Airs at: Mon, 09/18/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/19/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight we honor the passing of long time KBOO on air host Walt Curtis of The Talking Earth. Ten years ago I brought Walt into the studio to record him reading a story by Jack London called Hobos That Pass In The Night. About London's own years riding the rails looking for ... Read more

Zero Fare

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
While other cities, like Kansas City and Olympia, have abolished fares on public transport, TriMet is poised to approve a substantial fare hike in the Portland metro area. Patricia Kullberg talks with economist Mary King and OPAL Enviornmental Justice organizer Ellie Gluhos... Read more

Roadways for People

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When the I5 freeway rammed its way through North and Northeast Portland in the 1960s it devastated once thriving historically black neighborhoods, demolishing over 300 homes, destroying locally owned businesses and displacing hundreds of people. For most of the last century... Read more

City Workers Authorize a Strike

Airs at: Mon, 11/28/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Portland City workers from three bureaus - transportation, parks, and environmental services - have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike for higher wages and improved safety.  James O'Laughlen, former wastewater treatment worker, now union representative, tells Labor ... Read more

The Bike Show

Airs at: Wed, 10/05/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Bike Show
  We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond. Whether you haven't pushed a pedal since you were a kid or logged thousands of miles in the past year, we present something for every listener. We take an in-depth look at cycling and transportation as they a... Read more

To Take Climate Change Seriously, the U.S. Military Needs to Shrink, with TIME journalist Alejandro de la Garza

Airs at: Wed, 08/24/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    As we continue to look at the role that militarization and war play in fueling the climate crisis, our guest today is Alejandro de la Garza, who has been writing about issues related to technology and climate change at TIME magazine.     Read more

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program aims to address I-5's equity, earthquake, and commuting shortcomings

Airs at: Tue, 03/08/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Many folks may not realize it, but when you drive from Oregon to Washintgon on I-5, you're driving ona bridge that is over 100 years old. The Interstate bridge has shown its age, and not just in its impact on traffic, or its vulnerablity in the face of  "The Big One." So... Read more

Gas prices at near record highs in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 5:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
  Gas prices in the Portland area are at near record highs and are expected to keep climbing due to the Russian invasion of ukraine. According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, last week the Oregon average price for regular gas rose $0.05 from $3.98 to $4.03/gallon. Russia is one of t... Read more

Frog Ferry

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  The Portland metro area is a land of water at the confluence of two of the major rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The Chinookan People, who lived along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before European contact, were master canoe builders, and the rivers were their highw... Read more