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

Portland native Christine Kramar leads push for Medicare for All

Airs at: Tue, 11/12/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  In looking at the 2020 presidential election, it can be difficult to choose a candidate in a crowded field. For Portland native Christine Kramar, the candidate is less important than the policy. Kramar is organizing a Medicare for All Delegate Network to attend the Dem... Read more

Watchdog organization Bark offers recourse for preserving Mt. Hood National Forest

Airs at: Thu, 11/07/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  It may surprise some listeners to know that the US Forest Service is not an organization solely dedicated to the preservation of our nation’s forests and managing public lands. Instead, their charge also includes selling the timber from these forested lands for profit. ... Read more

Harm Reduction in MA

Airs at: Wed, 11/13/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery held a hearing recently on harm reduction sites and supervised consumption facilities, so on this edition of Century of Lies we hear from MA State Sen. Cindy Friedman, Fenway Health... Read more

Caring for the Warriors

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss institutional strengths and challenges at the Veteran’s Administration health care system. Image by GettyImages   Read more

How Vets Changed the Military

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker reads from an article in Counterpunch by Kevin Basl - "How Veterans Changed the Military and Rebuilt the Middle Class”, which explores the history of veteran-led anti-war protest and the fight to get a better deal for vets. 1932 “Bonus Army” protest by WWI veter... Read more

Buscando America on 11/12/19

Airs at: Tue, 11/12/2019 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
Escucha sobre la liberación de Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva y sobre la crisis actual en Bolivia en una conversación con  Gisela Rodríguez socióloga y docente del Portland State University. Krónikas de Viaje presenta al poeta chiapaneco Balam Rodrigo con poemas de su Libro Cen... Read more

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How To Achieve Real Reform

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this edition of Prison Pipeline, host Doug McVay talks with John Pfaff, JD, PhD, about mass incarceration, mass punishment, and criminal justice reform. Dr. Pfaff is a professor of law at Fordham Law School and the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarcerati... Read more

Vote Lynn Anderson Queen of Country Music

Airs at: Sat, 11/16/2019 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
Lynn Anderson declares she is running for the office of Queen of Country Music! Her campaign is a skillful mix of unique delivery and electrifying charisma. Her platform is three chords and the truth. There will be no need to count the ballots she will bring down the house... Read more