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Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 01/25/24

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

Secrets of a Successful Organizer, Lesson #3

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The Labor Notes book, "Secrets of a Successful Organizer" (available, in whole or in part, at labornotes.org), distills generations of workplace organizing knowledge.  Lesson #3, read by Jamie Partridge, called "Map Your Workplace and Its Leaders" takes up these challenges ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Silhouette of Godzilla looming over silhouette of Broadway bridge against a rainbow background. Image by Mark Nerys. Used with permission. Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative! There... Read more

Plutocrats for Portland

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Why do we hear so much about the supposed failures of recent progressive reforms in Portland?  Why does there seem to be so much panic about downtown?  Local organizer and activist Hyung Nam explains how Trump-era tax breaks have further incentivized the wealthiest devel... Read more

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The last 10 miles of the Willamette River have been designated as a Superfund Site, a federal designation for the worst contaminated areas in the United States. The North Reach of the Willamette is one of the most complex Superfund Sites in the country. This highly contamin... Read more

BAD EATS: A Harmful Law For Animals & People

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  99% of the meat and dairy products we eat in this country come from industrialized factory farms. By and large, these are terrible places for animals, and voters in some states have passed laws to make those farms a little more humane. Unfortunately, some in Congress are... Read more

Hannukah Bridge Blockade for Gaza Ceasefire

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Radiozine
On December 14th, 2023, the last night of Hannukah, hundreds of Jewish Portlanders and supporters blockaded the Burnside Bridge during rush hour to pressure the Biden administration and members of Congress into demanding a permanent ceasefire in Israel’s genocidal siege of ... 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

Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Strike Ready

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
UPDATE: Just hours after this interview on Monday, January 15th, a Tentative Agreement was reached between the GTFF and U of O...Rajeev Ravisankar, past president of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation at the University of Oregon, describes the union's struggle for a f... Read more

Is it time to "Step aside, Joe"? with Norman Solomon

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  We welcome back Norman Solomon to KBOO and Wednesday Talk Radio, to talk about two crucial topics: first, whether or not Joe Biden should run again for President, or, as Solomon suggests, "step aside" in favor of a younger, more progressive candidate; and second, the sub... Read more