Government/Politics

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$48,016 of $80,000 as of 7:00 pm on April 18, 2019

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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

Clean Energy Jobs Earth Day Update

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This Earth Day was supposed to be the day that Oregon's Clean Energy Jobs bill was signed into law. Instead, while industry groups try to water down the bill, environmental groups are still lobbying Oregon legislators to pass the strongest law possible. They are being urged... Read more

Taxes and the Public Good

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about  why we should, in principle, be glad to pay our taxes, and how much good our taxes could be doing in a fully democratic society. You can subscribe to Chuck Collins's newsletter here. Read more

Taxes and the Public Good

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about  why we should, in principle, be glad to pay our taxes, and how much good our taxes could be doing in a fully democratic society. You can subscribe to Chuck Collins's newsletter here. Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for Monday, April 15, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole, and we hear: Bill Resnick and Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies discussing the necessity of taxes, inequality, and the allocation of public goods;  Barbara Madeloni of Labor Notes, and a former Pre... Read more

Zucked by Roger McNamee

Airs at: Fri, 04/12/2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
In a New Yorker profile of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last September, Evan Osnos writes: “If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 billion people, about a third of humanity, log in at least once a month. That user base h... Read more

2019 Spring News and Public Affairs Day

It's membership drive time which means it's time for another News and Public Affairs Day! News and PA day only happens a couple times a year and it's one of our favorites here at KBOO. Programming from 7am-8pm will be featuring interviews and speakers that highlight the int... Read more

Cannabis in the UK

Airs at: Sun, 04/14/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The UK's House of Commons discusses medical cannabis, plus we hear from the Reverend Larry W. Foy with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and Rafi Toruella with Intercambios Puerto Rico. Read more

2019 Oregon Legislation: Juvenile Justice

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Join Prison Pipeline Hosts during KBOO's Membership Drive for a one-hour special as we discuss proposed legislation to reform Measure 11, Oregon's mandatory minimum sentencing law, particularly as it applies to juveniles.   Robert White & Kenneth McGee join the discussion t... Read more