Government/Politics

NOTICE: KBOO’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6PM has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is that many board members are traveling/on vacation and so quorum is not possible. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, August 26th at 6PM. Questions or comments can be emailed boardfeedback@kboo.org. Thank you.

Being a woman on PDX city council

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Host Jenna Yokoyama talks with Commissioner Joann Hardesty about her experience of being a woman on city council. They talk about what has surprised her, what her journey in politics has been like, and feeling the impact of being the first Black woman on Portland's city cou... Read more

Coleen Rowley

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews former FBI special agent and whistelblower Coleen Rowley. Read more

Women's Strike and Reproductive Justice

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  Jan Haaken talks with feminist activists about the International Women's Strike  (with Portland events starting 4pm 3/8 in 'Pioneer' Courthouse Square),  and particularly about one of the strike demands: Reproductive Justice.  Guests include organizers from the Internati... Read more

Flashpoints 03/06/2019

Airs at: Wed, 03/06/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Flashpoints
Today on Flashpoints: Today an organizer from Gaza's great return march visits us as Palestinians continue to fight for their rights and demand life and dignity. Also excerpts of the documentary film, The Occupation of the American Mind  Read more

Medical Cannabis in the US and the UK

Airs at: Sun, 03/10/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies, medical cannabis in the US and the UK. We talk with the president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, Mary Lynn Mathre, RN, MSN, CARN, about their national clinical conference coming up April 11-13 in Tampa, Florida; and we hear a UK govern... Read more

It Takes A Village To Bring Life To People ft. Ronnie a.k.a. BeSpeak

Airs at: Tue, 03/05/2019 at 12:00am - Sun, 03/31/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
Happy Tuesday Folx! Y’all know what it is.. we have a new episode!! We have a VERY special guest this week. @ronnie_aka_bespeak stopped by the studio and schooled us on how to be a creator in pdx, discussing his music and incredible ability to lift up his community. Take no... Read more

Capitalist Realism

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement talks with union organizer, Kevin Dugan about Mark Fisher's book Capitalist Realism. They consider the challenges it poses to organizing unions and why there is an alternative to capitalism - if we fight for it. You can also read, or listen  to, Old Mole Frann M... Read more

Immigrant Rights

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Larry Kleinman, co-founder of PCUN, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Oregon’s farmworker union. Over the last five years PCUN has transitioned to new day-to-day leadership, as Larry, while still advising and working in Woodburn, has worked o... Read more

What’s a Socialist to do? Electoral Strategy for the Left

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier talks with Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, providing news, commentary and analysis from the Black left. They discuss an electoral strategy for the left: "What's a socialist to do?" Do any Democratic candidates offer a possibility for real ... Read more

Noelle Hanrahan: update on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Karen James speaks with Noelle Hanrahan, founder of Prison Radio and a journalist who has recorded and broadcast commentaries by Mumia Abu-Jamal since 1992.  Noelle talks about Philadelphia in the racially-charged 1970s where Mumia made his name as a writer and journalist. ... Read more