Legislation

The War on Drugs is Over in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This country’s war on drugs has been a disaster —generating drug violence across the planet and leading to mass incarceration, particularly harming people of color. Yet draconian drug laws and enforcement did not prevent increasing drug use and an epidemic of overdose death... Read more

Evening News on 01/13/21

Airs at: Wed, 01/13/2021 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: In a historic moment, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for the second time today; Multiple states have introduced legislation in an attempt to limit or prohibit non-violent protest; And, the COVID deat... Read more

Buscando America on 01/05/21

Airs at: Tue, 01/05/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
En el programa de esta semana no te pierdas el lanzamiento del nuevo sencillo de Batallones Femeninos, Aborta el sistema, un grito por el derecho a decidir desde México a Argentina. Estaremos platicando con las artivistas Obeja Negra, Amenic Mc Poetika Rap y SkaffoLaFaro. A... Read more

Eviction Moratorium Updates

Airs at: Wed, 12/23/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Recent days have seen several measures move forward at the federal, state and local levels to address the looming housing crisis related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This time last week, Portland renters were looking at a moratorium that ended on January 8, 2021. Even... Read more

A Busy Week In Drug Policy

Airs at: Wed, 12/09/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The House of Representatives approved HR 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act of 2019, we hear from one of the sponsors, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); the Commission on Narcotic Drugs changed the international scheduling of marijuana, we hear fr... Read more

Vancouver Moves To Decriminalize

Airs at: Wed, 12/02/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The city of Vancouver, BC, is asking the Canadian federal government for an exemption to national drug laws in order to allow the city to decriminalize simple possession of currently illegal drugs. On today’s show we hear from Donald MacPherson, Executive Director of the Ca... Read more

KBOO Webinar: U.S. Middle East policy

With the end of a devastating four years of Trump Middle East policy, what does the new Biden administration offer? While he may overturn some of the worst aspects of Trump policy, he will certainly maintain continuity with Obama's policies, which were disappointing. We'll... Read more

Election 2020: Democratic Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan

Airs at: Thu, 10/22/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Shemia Fagan is the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State in the November 2020 election. Fagan is an Oregon native, growing up in Dufur and the Dalles. Currently she serves as a state senator representing District 24, which encompasses Southeast Portland, Happy Va... Read more

Kim Thatcher Interview

Produced for Between Us
Senator Kim Thatcher is a Republican who has been in the Oregon legislature for more than 15 years.  She is currently running for Oregon Secretary of State against her opponent, Democrat Shemia Fagan.  Ms. Thatcher talks with Don Merrill about Oregon's mail-in voting system... Read more

KBOO's Citizen Agenda Survey is out now!

  This election season, KBOO is doing our election coverage a bit differently. We want to know what our listeners and community is most concerned about. What do you want candidates to be talking about? Are you most concerned about housing, the environment or transportation... Read more