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

Recreational boaters on Willamette River could face new restrictions

Airs at: Fri, 03/05/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Recreational boaters in the Newberg Pool stretch of the Willamette River could face new restrictions come boating season. The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills, HB 25-55 and HB 27-25, that would prohibit boats weighing more than 4000 lbs from participating in t... Read more

One Land Many Voices on 12/25/09

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2009 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for One Land Many Voices
One Land Many Voices: Exploring political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel. Hosts explore political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel and the conflict there from a human rights centered perspective.   CD-1567 Read more

Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith faces recall campaign for flouting COVID guidelines and racism defense

Airs at: Tue, 03/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith faces a recall campaign from her constituents. Smith notably boasted that she would flout COVID guidelines at her Thanksgiving celebration last November. More recently, Smith has come to the defense of fellow Clackamas County Co... Read more

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is an American author and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade" and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker. During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America... Read more

Five Eastern Oregon counties will vote in May to consider joining Idaho 

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Rural Oregonians who are frustrated with the state’s progressive politics are taking matters into their own hands. County by county, rural conservatives are petitioning for ballot measures, which ask voters if they want to consider moving Oregon’s border to form a "Great... Read more

New approaches to people in mental-emotional crisis, with Kevin Fitts and Janie Gullickson

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From a recent Willamette Week article, Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis   Oregon House Bill 2980 would provide funding for three "peer respite centers"—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, p... Read more

The Siege w/ Tom Secker - Ep 95

Airs at: Sat, 02/27/2021 at 6:30am - Sat, 03/13/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
We revisit “The Siege”, an action movie involving terrorist cells in New York City from 1998, starring Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, and Bruce Willis and we couldn’t in good conscience do that without our friend Tom Secker.  Remember that weird time New York City was ... Read more

Crime Survivors of Color

Airs at: Mon, 03/08/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Karen James speaks with Amy Davidson, Partnership for Safety and Justice Crime Survivor Program; and Alexxis Robinson Woods, executive director of Call to Safety, Portland's domestic and sexual violence crisis line.  They discuss what crime survivors of color need after exp... Read more