Global Affairs

KBOO response to COVID19

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more

U.S. sanctions on Iran further impairs COVID-19 response

Airs at: Thu, 03/19/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  Iran is ranked third worldwide in terms of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic after China and Italy, but has largely been ignored by Western media. The situation in Iran is exacerbated by sanctions by the United States, which have crippled the Iranian economy, including the... Read more

The Well-read Red

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
A reading from a recent blog by social critic Mike Davis, author of the 2005 book, The Monster at the Door: the Global Threat of Avian Flu, a prescient examination of pandemics in the context of late-stage capitalism. Davis’s piece was recently published on the Haymarket Bo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg fills in as host today for the Old Mole, which features these segments: Chemical Time Bomb: Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protectin... Read more

Fukushima Anniversary Voices from Japan.

Airs at: Wed, 03/11/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
This week, Nuclear Hotseat's annual Fukushima Anniversary Voices from Japan. We’ll have an exclusive interview with reporter Takeshi Yamakawa, part of Tokyo Shimbun’s Nuclear Power Reporting Team.  Later, we’ll gain first-hand impressions of radiation problems in the Exclus... Read more

National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day

Airs at: Tue, 03/10/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
  Today is National Women and Girls AIDS Awareness Day, an annual day announced by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. We'll hear a recorded talk on the topic by Dr. Gina Brown, of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. Head to hiv.gov for much... Read more

Gospel of Trees: A Memoir

Produced for Between the Covers
On Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning writer, teacher, and community activist Apricot Irving. She is the author of Gospel of Trees: A Memoir, a lyrical meditation on ecology, loss and the tangled history of missions in Haiti, which won the 2019 Or... Read more

Gospel of Trees: A Memoir

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Today on Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning writer, teacher, and community activist Apricot Irving. She is the author of Gospel of Trees: A Memoir, a lyrical meditation on ecology, loss and the tangled history of missions in Haiti, which won the 2... Read more

Still Fit For Purpose?

Airs at: Wed, 03/04/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: An effort is underway in Oregon to decriminalize simple possession of drugs, we hear audio from the launch event and interviews with harm reduction activists Haven Wheelock, Bobby Byrd, and Dr. Andy Seaman. Plus, the International Narcotics Con... Read more