Race

Examining the role of police unions in stagnating change

Airs at: Tue, 06/09/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "No police union has ever criticized a cop, no matter how egregious that cop's behavior. The union will defend them no matter what."  Two weeks of demonstrations around the country call out for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. These protests can count the... Read more

Portland Police Chief Resigns: Press Conference

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland Police Chief Jamie Resch resigned Monday, just six months into her job, amidst criticism of the Portland Police Force's handling of protests against police violence and racism. She tapped Officer Chuck Lovell,  an 18-year Police Bureau veteran, having joined in Ma... Read more

KBOO JOINS A NATIONAL GEORGE FLOYD REMEMBRANCE BY RADIO

PORTLAND, OR, JUNE 8, 2020 - On Tuesday, June 9 at 12 noon KBOO joins radio stations nationwide to play Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” in commemoration of the life of George Floyd. Floyd’s gruesome killing May 25 has been the focus of international protests. M... Read more

A Heartfelt Concern - Please read, Please share

Greetings.   I humbly come to you with this letter to address an overwhelming concern that is happening in America today. Among the pandemic also known as the corona-virus 19/COVID 19 for three (3) months, there has been an uptick in racial violence. As a Black woman her... Read more

Malik Miah on the Uprising

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In an interview pre-recorded when only one of the four police killers of George Floyd had been arrested, Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, a long-time Black rights and revolutionary socialist activist, a former aviation mechanic,  a contributing editor with the US sociali... Read more

Keith Knight, Gentleman Cartoonist - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 06/11/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Rapper, cartoonist, and social activist Keith Knight is a longtime fan of the Portland comics scene as well as community radio.  He was delighted to make a detour to the KBOO studios during his visit to the 2006 Stumptown Comics Festival, where his slideshow and stage pe... Read more

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's Press Conference on Protests

Airs at: Fri, 06/05/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
6/5/20 Portland City Hall is surrounded by concrete barricades. They prevent the public from even getting on the sidewalk, let alone entering the building their tax dollars have paid for to be the 'people's hall' of government. To get to the press conference (which was ann... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 8, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Mass mobilization against racism, fascism, and police violence, and for a better world. This episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, hosted by Frann Michel, looks at the recent uprisings against police violence and white supremacy. Malik Miah on the Uprising: Bill Resnick ta... Read more

Protests Across US Calling for Racial Justice: 5 Killed in Past Week

Airs at: Wed, 06/03/2020 at 11:00am
Produced for Daily News Headlines
Across the country, protests continued last night, including in Portland, where thousands of people participated in a ‘die-in’ on the Burnside Bridge, and over 10,000 people gathered in Pioneer square to rally against police violence and racism toward black people in this c... Read more

The Plague Brought the Renaissance. What Could COVID-19 Bring?

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This past week we are witnessing the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic collapse and unprecedented widespread, militant demonstrations expressing anger and grief over the death of George Floyd—the most recent manifestation of the systemic racism that permeates th... Read more