Government/Politics

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 7:00am - 8:00pm
An all-day special featuring talks and interviews with leading scholars and activists - help support KBOO public affairs during our fall membership drive - call 877-500-5266! The day begins with the award-winning program Democracy Now at 7 am At 8, we feature Pulitzer-Priz... Read more

Speaking Truth to Power

Airs at: Mon, 10/04/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Science has been under attack in a big way for the past few years. But while most of us are focusing on right wing attacks on mainstream science such as climate chaos and Covid vaccines, there is a longer history of scientists who are persecuted for challenging mainstream p... Read more

Author Thom Hartmann on the Hidden History of American Healthcare

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The coronavirus pandemic has in many ways, laid bare the fundamental flaws with the American healthcare system. The prohibitive cost of care, pharmaceuticals and insurance are a few that come to mind. And while the shortcomings of the American system have taken their tol... Read more

Conversation with Sanho Tree

Airs at: Wed, 09/29/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Colombia, The Philippines, the Biden administration, and the future of drug policy reform: A conversation with Sanho Tree, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and director of its Drug Policy Project. Read more

The Gap: Clean and Safe, Mark Shull, Nabisco and Newberg -- Local News Roundup

Airs at: Fri, 09/24/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start by discussing local news items from the past week. First, the Portland City Council consider renewing their contract with Clean and Safe, with strong opposition for community groups and ratepayers in the district served ... Read more

A People's History - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 09/23/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Mike Konopacki is a longtime labor cartoonist who collaborated with historians Howard Zinn and Paul Buhle to adapt Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States into comics form. Konopacki joined S.W. Conser in July of 2008 to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 27, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about... Read more

The Religious Right

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Dr. Ray Bakke about white Evangelicals and the religious right, as well as left positions on race and social justice in the American Baptist traditions. Bakke is a pastor and theologian and a former Professor of Ministry at Northern Baptist Theological... Read more

Energy Crossroads

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Al Weinrub in the first part of a two-part interview about options for the energy grid. In the first part today, Bill and Al compare decentralized local community energy with the Investor Owned Utility model on costs, reliability, and speed of instal... Read more