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

Art Talk Bus Stop with Mic Crenshaw

Airs at: Wed, 01/26/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Talk Bus Stop
About this month's guest...  Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist ... Read more

Frog Ferry

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  The Portland metro area is a land of water at the confluence of two of the major rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The Chinookan People, who lived along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before European contact, were master canoe builders, and the rivers were their highw... Read more

OJRC's Criminal Legal Reform Legislation

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Zach Winston, policy director with Oregon Justice Resource Center, about the 2022 Oregon legislative short session. Three bills that were unsuccessful in the 2021 session have been re-introduced this year by OJRC. Zach explains each bill and its... Read more

City Workers Ready to Strike

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Portland City workers have overwhelmingly authorized a strike.  Jacob Brostoff, Alex Pierro and Chris Flanary, City workers in the Office of  Community and Civic Life, Bureau of Transportation, and Housing Bureau, share their reasons and expectations about a strike of City ... Read more

The Gap: For-profit COVID testing, Newberg Recall, Charter Review Survey and Unspoken Communication

Airs at: Fri, 01/21/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea start with a news roundup for the week. We follow up on the Oregon Department of Justice investigation of the Center for COVID Control, a for-profit coronavirus testing site whose results have been called into question. Then, ... Read more

Survey offers Portlanders a chance to weigh in on new government structures

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Portland has a form of government that is unique for both major cities, and the modern era. It’s a commission style of government, where the mayor has extra power and all the commissioners are elected in at-large elections, meaning the whole city votes for them. Most oth... Read more

What Biden's 2-hour Press Conference Says About Beltway Coverage of White Supremacy and Republican Obstructionism

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
One thing that beltway reporters in our nation’s Capitol would not ask yesterday during the two-hour press conference is the role of White Supremacy and how it causes Republican obstructionism. And even denial that Trump lost the election and that Biden is president of the ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 24, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Social Democracy in Germany: Surprising all the experts, the German Social Democratic Party rose from the dead to win the German national election in September of last year, promisin... Read more