Evening News Audio

World AIDS Day event in Portland

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/26/2014
This coming Monday is World AIDS day, which is a day meant to bring attention to the continuing crisis of HIV and AIDS.
In the Pacific Northwest and across the country, the disease continues to have a siproportionate impact on the African American and LGBT communities.
On Sunday November 30th at 6 pm, a group of poets living with HIV will share their experiences at the Ainsworth United Church of Christ at northeast 29th and Ainsworth in Portland.
14:03 minutes (9.65 MB)

Ferguson Speak Out

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Evening News
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Thu, 11/20/2014
Clergy and youth activists will publicly call on media and policymakers to focus on the real, deeper issues that sparked protest after the killing of teen Michael Brown and will once again be front and center should Officer Darren Wilson be acquitted by a grand jury.
71:49 minutes (16.44 MB)

Was your vote counted??? Check this list!

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Evening News
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Sat, 11/15/2014
Around 13,000 contested ballots WERE NOT COUNTED in the November 4th election in Oregon.  Voters have until WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19th to fix any problems with contested ballots.

A recount is automatically triggered if the margin on any item is within 4,000 votes.  This could have an impact on Measure 92, where the margin between No votes and Yes votes is around 7,500 at last count.

KBOO spoke with Tony Green of the Oregon Secretary of State's office for more on the 13,000 contested ballots.

ARE YOU ON THE LIST? - The Statesman-Journal has made it easy to search the full list of contested voters.
5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

Colorado students challenge conservative school board

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/10/2014
A dozen students in Colorado were kicked out of a local school board meeting for protesting what they are calling the censorship of history.  The conservative school board in Jefferson County Colorado had been considering a measure that would limit history classes, including Advanced Placement History in high schools, from learning about certain parts of U-S history.

The school board stated that all books and materials in the classroom should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.
5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)

Tampa activists block Israeli boat in protest

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/03/2014
A coalition of peace activists blockaded an Israeli ship in Tampa this weekend, including a direct action by Dezeray Lyn, who locked her neck to a parked car with a u-lock.

The action in Tampa is the latest in a series of protests known as ‘Block the Boat’.
Groups have successfully blocked or delayed Israeli ships in Oakland California, Seattle Washington, Longview Washington, and Vancouver BC.
The Tampa blockade is targeting the Israeli-owned vessel ‘Zim Savannah’, which is owned by Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

Protesters say the blockades are a pressure tactic aimed at trying to get Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land.
12:17 minutes (11.25 MB)

KBOO speaks with friends of 14-year old Orwa Hammad,killed by Israeli forces

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Evening News
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Fri, 10/31/2014
The recent escalation in Jerusalem follows the  killing of a fourteen year old boy, Orwa Hammad, by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
Orwa was a Palestinian-American who grew up spending time in both New Orleans and the West Bank.  KBOO spoke with two of Orwa’s friends in New Orleans
18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Debate on Portland Mercury's (and other papers') postion on Measure 92

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/27/2014
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods.  On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)

News story on Measure 92, Monday October 27

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/27/2014
(Longer version of interviews for this news story can also be found here: http://kboo.fm/content/debateonportlandmercurysandotherpaperspostiononmeasu)

As next Tuesday’s election approaches, a number of ballot measure races in Oregon look like they’re going to be very close.
 One of the more contested initiatives, Measure 92, would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
It’s gotten added media attention because of large financial contributions from chemical and agricultural corporations, making it the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. 9:39 minutes (13.25 MB)

 

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