Government/Politics

"Every Cook Can Govern"

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick and Sharon Grant present a dramatic reading of C L R James’ essay  "Every Cook Can Govern"that discusses the lessons for today of Athenian radical democracy, its glorious record according to James. To be sure it had problems, as James acknowledges, but this ... Read more

Police Brutality and Community Relations

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony recently on “Police Use of Force and Community Relations.” On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from some of the witnesses including S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights activist and attorney with Merritt Law Firm of Philadelph... Read more

The Fourth Rule

Airs at: Wed, 06/17/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 10, 2020 entitled Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability. We’ll hear from some of the witnesses, including: Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum... Read more

Should Police Unions Exist?

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Four labor leaders - Justin Norton-Kertson, Deborah Hall, Candy Luisa Hererra, and Hyung Nam - discuss the impact of police on Black lives and working class struggles, calling for severely restricting or abolishing those peculiar protection rackets called police "unions" Read more

IP 57 wants to prevent political gerrymandering; give redistricting power to independent panel

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Every ten years, political district boundaries in the United States are redrawn in accordance with the Census. Changes in population distribution or growth mean that the boundaries of your local legislative district must change too. The politicians elected in November to... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 29, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel hosts and we hear these pieces: Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Brenes, Lecturer in History at Yale University and author of the forthcoming For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, on what we can learn from the ... Read more

Car caravans make protesting viable during COVID-19 considerations

Airs at: Tue, 06/23/2020 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  The threat of coronavirus means that organizing and protesting in person is often not feasible for many, even if they would like to make their presence known and their voice heard. But local groups have found a way through that barrier, using car caravans as a way to sho... Read more

Evening News on 06/24/20

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: MAX killer Jeremy Christian is sentenced to life imprisonment; The Oregon State Legislature convenes for a special legislative session; And in national news, three men have been indicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.   Read more

Bill Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 06/25/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  During the presidential campaign of 2008, Weather Underground co-founder and Distinguished Professor of Education Bill Ayers teamed up with cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner to adapt Bill's groundbreaking education textbook into comics form.  The result is To Teach: The J... Read more

PAALF's 'Defund the PPB' campaign would reinvest police funds into Black, Indigenous and POC communities

Airs at: Mon, 06/15/2020 at 5:30pm - Mon, 06/22/2020 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "A lot of us in this moment are reassessing our ideas about policing, our understanding of public safety, and being an organization that is rooted in imagination, we truly believe we can imagine an alternative." The Movement for Racial Justice has put the spotlight on po... Read more