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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

Review of Jacqueline O'Mahony's Sing, Wild Bird, Sing on the Irish famine

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Irish Famine: Larry Bowlden brings a review of Jacqueline O'Mahony's novel about the 1849 famine in Ireland, Sing, Wild Bird, Sing, a story of leaving and finding the Oregon Territories and a different sort of wanderer. The novel is sad and lovely, informative and enter... Read more

Gaza and the International Criminal Court

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have been in the news in recent months for their decisions against Israel and its war in Gaza. In their Left and  the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the history of thes... Read more

WRR: Rob Wallace on Bird Flu in Context

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In this Well-Read Red, we hear excerpts from a post by Rob Wallace titled "Whether Bird Flu is on the March Misses the Point," shared by Frann Michel. Wallace is an evolutionary epidemiologist at the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps and Pandemic Research fo... Read more

The FDA's Agony Over Ecstasy

Airs at: Wed, 06/19/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: FDA’s Agony Over Ecstasy. The Food and Drug Administration’s Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee met recently and rejected a new drug application for MDMA-Assisted Therapy which had been submitted by Lykos Therapeutics. The Co... Read more

Democracy at a Crossroad

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Every day we hear that the upcoming elections are a referendum on whether or not the United States remains a democracy. But for many years anti-democratic – in fact, outright fascistic – tendencies have been threatening communities around the country and definitely here in ... Read more

Saving America's Wild Horses

Airs at: Fri, 06/28/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  They're a symbol of freedom and their protection is mandated by federal law--but America's wild horses are being cruelly mismanaged by the very government agency charged with making sure they are safe. On this edition of Voices For The Animals, Michele Coppola talks with... Read more

Deflection Programs

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this edition of Prison Pipeline: Deflection Programs. As a kind of trade-off when the Oregon legislature recriminalized simple possession of some drugs, the state of Oregon and the majority of Oregon counties committed to setting up what are called deflection programs, t... Read more

Risk Bonds: So We Don't Pay for an Industrial Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The gravest risk to Portland and much of Northwestern Oregon is posed by the enormous tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River. These tanks hold 90% of the fossil fuel used in the entire state of Oregon as well as other hazardous substances. When a big e... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, in celebration of Juneteenth and Pride Month. Our show includes the following segments: Dam Removal on the Klamath: Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of re... Read more