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

Qanon: politics in the age of communicative capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Even after the electoral defeat of Trump. QAnon remains an active platform for right-wing conspiracy theories and is widely perceived as a dangerous threat to democracy.  Jan Haaken talks with Emaline Friedman about QAnon as a political and cultural phenomenon. They take up... Read more

LA 100%

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Sammy Roth, an environmental journalist for 7 years, now nearing 3 with the LA Times, who writes major articles and the Boiling Point weekly newsletter on developments in climate change and climate action to stop it. Bill and Sammy discuss a study, c... Read more

History of the Drug War: Part One

Airs at: Wed, 06/16/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
At a news conference on June 17, 1971, disgraced former president Richard Nixon announced the start of the modern American drug war. On this edition of Free Culture Radio, history of the drug war part one, from Nixon through Reagan. Read more

Time to Stop Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For years, community members, organizations, and coalitions have been calling on the City of Portland to shut down Zenith Energy’s dirty, dangerous oil-by-rail operations in NW Portland. When the City of Portland failed to take action, dedicated community members refused to... Read more

Less Is More

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Community organizers and social justice activists have just scored a major victory in the New York state legislature. On Thursday June 10, the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly passed S.1144A, entitled “Relates to revocation of community supervision” - a mod... Read more

Psychedelic-enhanced Therapy

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular momentum as a promising a... Read more

Honest Elections Coalition seizes opportunity for meaningful campaign finance reform in Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregon is a state that enjoys certain electoral protections that other states have struggled to maintain, like automatic voter registration, and mail in ballots. But the election process in the state is far from ideal. Campaigns in Oregon are among the most expensive in ... Read more

Research shows Medicare is better than private health insurance

Airs at: Wed, 06/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  People who have employer-provided or privately purchased health insurance are more likely to experience medical debt, and more likely to postpone care because of cost, compared with people who are covered by public insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Those are some... Read more