KBOO Audio Archives

IFCC budget cuts and Bodyvox Foot Opera Files

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg, creative director, and Kimberly Howard, managing director, of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about the proposed withdrawal of funding by Portland Parks and Rec after 26 years.  Find out how a potential loss of 30 percent might affect the future of the IFCC.  

And in the second part of the show, Jamey Hampton of Bodvox talks about the fun and mysterious Foot Opera Files.

27:47 minutes (25.44 MB)

Getting Past Apathy

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.

Photo Credit: www.beyondrobson.com

12:55 minutes (7.39 MB)

Cookie Strike: Stella d'Oro

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Supported by neighbors and by other unions, the small work force at Stella d'Oro, a cookie maker in Brooklyn now controlled by a private equity company, is on strike against outrageous management demands.  

Hear all about it and how you can help in this Bill Resnick interview with community activist Michael Landau.  See the strike committee's great website here.  

8:37 minutes (4.93 MB)

Movie Moles: "XXY"

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Our Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss XXY, an Argentine film about a young girl, her family and friends dealing with the fact  of her ambiguous sexual organs.  

12:56 minutes (7.4 MB)

Action on Single-Payer

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program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Why we need single-payer health insurance and how to get it.  

Russell Mokhiber, ace crime reporter for Multinational Monitor talks about the crimes of the private insurance companies and how a new activist organization, Single Payer Action, is going to get Single Payer recognized as a serious option in the planning for universal coverage going on in Washington.  

16:18 minutes (9.33 MB)

Wake-Free on the Willamette

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program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

Why we need to make the Holgate Channel & Ross Island Lagoon wake-free or non-motorized zones - and what that means.

Between Ross Island and the east bank of the Willamette lies the Holgate Channel, a patch of natural paradise only a couple miles south of downtown Portland.  Sitting above the river on the eastbank, with osprey and eagles and blue herron as your companions, you have no idea you're anywhere near a city. . .except for the roar of jet skis and motor boat engines - not to mention the bass enhanced stereo systems booming across the river.  Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for the Portland Audubon Society has been working hard to create a wake-free zone in the Holgate Channel and ban motorized craft outright from neighboring Ross Island Lagoon. Tune in to hear why he believes this is necessary to make the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.

53:51 minutes (24.65 MB)

Logging ourselves to death one dollar at a time...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009
16:11 minutes (14.82 MB)

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers II

program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009

On this second half of March Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. Then hosts try to get in a word edgewise while hearing from a passionate Diego Sanchez, named one of the 100 most powerful Latinos in corporate America by Hispanic Business magazine; Sanchez is a senior legislative aide to Barney Frank and spoke on his support for Frank, the Human Rights Commission and a transgender inclusive ENDA. The show wrapped with another song from Brennet, Border Crossing.

31:14 minutes (14.3 MB)

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers I

program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009

On part one of this episode of Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  The show starts with Portland residents discussing whether there are jobs only men and/or women can do.  Then Rebecca interviews Theresa Mitchell, a transwoman and Tri Met bus driver who transitioned on the job.  The hosts play The Lottery Song by Namoli Brennet.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. 

30:18 minutes (13.87 MB)

 

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