Government/Politics

KBOO response to COVID19

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

Promoting a Progressive Agenda for Oregon in the Face of a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Just two months ago it looked like the Oregon Legislature was poised to pass a slew of civil rights, environmental and equity bills. But this agenda was blindsided, first by Republican legislators who once again fled the state to protest the cap and trade bill. Their move s... Read more

Abolishing the Northwest Detention Center

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Maru Mora from La Resistencia and Latino Advocacy about the campaign to shut down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  This program originally aired in October 2019. More Information: https://www.nwdcresistance.org Read more

Peer-Run Harm Reduction Group Continues Outreach to Houseless Portlanders

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
  Portland People's Outreach Project (PPOP) are a peer-run organization that provides a needle exchange and other harm-reduction services for Portland's houseless community. They are volunteers on the front lines of not just the struggle against our inequitable economic sy... Read more

Coronavirus' political implications include threats to turnout and institutional trust alike

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Coronavirus has turned daily life upside down for most people, and its impact on elections and government has been just as dramatic. Many states have moved back their primary dates, changing the course of the Democratic presidential prinary. Governments at all levels, st... Read more

Axis of Hope

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Johanna Brenner interviews Catherine Sameh about her recently published book, Axis of Hope: Iranian women’s Rights Activism Across Borders. Catherine Sameh is assistant professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Both Catherine and ... Read more

Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood

Airs at: Wed, 05/06/2020 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
What does it mean to be a citizen?  On Radiozine, Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer Robin Hemely who has just published  Borderline Citizen:Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood. Hemley wrestles with what it means to have or not have a national identity by looking at... Read more

Art Robinson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Conservative Art Robinson is nothing if not persistent.  Mr. Robinson has challenged Democrat Pete DeFazio for US House District 4 in every election since 2010.  But this year, he's running for the seat in Oregon Senate District 2.  He talked with Don Merrill about the stra... Read more

Ricky Ruiz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Ruiz is a democratic candidate for Oregon House District 50.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the plight of Dreamers is one of his highest priorities, how the city of Gresham, despite a strong streak of racism among some of its citizens, is moving forward to deal... Read more