Civil Rights/Human Rights

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The Plot to Kill King

Airs at: Thu, 04/06/2017 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Fight the Empire
  James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968, in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, Ray entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the... Read more

Gandhian Nonviolence Today

Airs at: Tue, 04/04/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  As protests and demonstrations continue around the world, once again the relevance of the strategies and tactics of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance arise. What are we to do when faced with injustice? Look away? Or resist? Are sit-ins, blockades and boycotts ... Read more

The Geography of Madness

Airs at: Mon, 04/03/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Madness Radio
  Are beliefs in witchcraft and “voodoo death” not real? Do magical explanations of disease mean people are primitive and less educated? Or are stories and beliefs at the heart of reality for all cultures – including yours? Frank Bures, author of The Geography of Madness:... Read more

And the winner is . . .

"Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday! After all Sixty-Four songs (culled from nearly 300) duked it out tournament style over the past few weeks, last night we crowned her signature song which so bravely illuminated the horrors of lynchings, our SAD, SAD Champion, the Ultimate... Read more

Positively Revolting Solidarity with Immigrant Communities

Airs at: Fri, 03/31/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
With immigrant communities facing increasing hate crimes, harassment, and deportations, Ani and Lyn talk with community members about furthering support and solidarity between non-immigrant and immigrant communities. Our guests will be Francisco Aguirre, who lived in sanctu... Read more

Measure to Ban Aerial Spraying Gets Support from Community Rights Group

Airs at: Thu, 03/30/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A ballot measure going before Lincoln County voters in the upcoming May election has attracted support and opposition from across the state and the country. Measure 21-177 aims to ban aerial pesticide spraying in the county and establish in the law a respect for community ... Read more

Opposition to Lincoln County Spray Ban Measure Gears Up

Airs at: Mon, 03/13/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
The last several years have seen a number of contentious local ballot measures in Oregon’s rural counties, around the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms.           Nearly all of these measures have inspired record-breaking campaign donations for county me... Read more

(Mostly Black) Citizens Barred from Portland City Council: Six Arrested

Airs at: Thu, 03/30/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Six people were arrested yesterday, outside of City Council Chambers in downtown Portland, Oregon. Citizens were assembled to draw attention to the Portland police killing of 17-year-old Quanice (Kwa-niss) Hayes and lack of transparency surrounding that case. when support... Read more

Cesar Chavez Day Special Programming

Airs at: Fri, 03/31/2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
This Friday, 3/31, is the birthday and nationally-recognized holiday (since 2014) to acknowledge UFW founder and farm labor organizing champion, Cesar Chavez.   KBOO will be airing Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta speeches from our archives, and from those of sister statio... Read more

Lighthouse Lessons

Airs at: Thu, 03/30/2017 at 10:00pm - Fri, 03/31/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Lighthouse Sessions
  Lighthouse Lessons is the media-production arm of Lighthouse Art Collective, a community which exists to empower artists and neighbors to to engage with each other and the greater civic arena to facilitate growth, equality, abundance, and fortitude through access to the ... Read more