Government/Politics

Medicare for All would handle pandemic differently: a conversation with Professor James Khan

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
    As COVID-19 turns public attention to the American healthcare system, and by extension, its shortfalls, discussions around Medicare for all and plans like it are more relevant than ever. The question of how a single-payer system might respond differently to this typ... Read more

U.S. sanctions on Iran further impairs COVID-19 response

Airs at: Thu, 03/19/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  Iran is ranked third worldwide in terms of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic after China and Italy, but has largely been ignored by Western media. The situation in Iran is exacerbated by sanctions by the United States, which have crippled the Iranian economy, including the... Read more

The Affordable Care Act ten years later: Women's health improves, but still needs work

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Women in the U.S. have for a long time experienced challenges getting access to health insurance coverage and health care. Researchers report that the situation has improved in the ten years since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, yet much more needs to be done. KBOO's ... Read more

Candidate transportation forum presents new ideas for the future of commuting, travel and shipping

Airs at: Tue, 03/17/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On March 10, Portland Mayor and Commissioner candidates met to discuss transportation problems and solutions in the city. KBOO's Claire Rischiotto brings us this recap. Read more

Mutual Aid in Time of Pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  3rd Wednesday co-host Sara from Portland Assembly joins Paul to talk about the PDX Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network and other efforts to provide direct assistance with shopping and other forms of collective self-help. At least two Facebook groups have sprung up recently to pr... Read more

Ten years of the ACA: improvements in healthcare's racial disparities, but still a ways to go

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  The U.S. healthcare system has long been plagued by disparities in insurance coverage and access to care related to race and ethnicity. According to new research published in the journal Health Affairs, coverage has increased since the Affordable Care Act was signed into... Read more

Pie in the Sky

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement digs into the musical history behind some political rhetoric Joe Biden has used against Bernie Sanders lately. Joe will first share some historical audio of wobbly singer song-writer Haywire McClintock discussing how he introduced some of Joe Hill's most famous ... Read more

The Well-read Red

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
A reading from a recent blog by social critic Mike Davis, author of the 2005 book, The Monster at the Door: the Global Threat of Avian Flu, a prescient examination of pandemics in the context of late-stage capitalism. Davis’s piece was recently published on the Haymarket Bo... Read more

Chemical Time Bomb:

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protecting clean air, clean water, and promoting clean energy. Rumpler has spent years investigating the 80,000 chemical... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg fills in as host today for the Old Mole, which features these segments: Chemical Time Bomb: Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protectin... Read more