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KBOO Volunteer Reporters Arrested at Protest

  Press Contact: Althea Billings, News Director newsdirector@kboo.org Two KBOO volunteer contributors, Lesley McLam and Cory Elia were arrested at protests for racial justice in Portland on the evening of June 30th. In a livestream video, McLam and Elia identified themselv... Read more

Palestine Day of Rage in Portland

Airs at: Fri, 07/03/2020 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Portland supporters of Palestinian equal rights joined dozens of other cities this week in a Day of Rage for Palestine. The protest focus included condemnation of Israel’s annexation attempts in the West Bank. Protest organizers say, "We recognize that this is the latest m... Read more

Family Matters

Airs at: Sat, 07/04/2020 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
  Tune into KBOO Swing & Country this Saturday July 4th from 6-9am on 90.7 fm or KBOO.fm for a family-themed show. We will be playing songs about and by families with guest DJs, Boots and Spurs. This show features music from the Carter Family, June, Johnny, and Rosanne Cas... Read more

BLUES FEST ON AIR!

Airs at: Sat, 07/04/2020 at 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Set up your lawn chairs, get the BBQ going, and tune in to KBOO all weekend long as you groove to the Blues Fest On Air. Local Portlanders can catch all the excitement on 90.7 FM and our festival friends across the world can join us through KBOO’s livestream. Blues Fest On ... Read more

BLUES FEST ON AIR – 90.7 KBOO

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2020 at 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Set up your lawn chairs, get the BBQ going, and tune in to KBOO all weekend long as you groove to the Blues Fest On Air. Local Portlanders can catch all the excitement on 90.7 FM and our festival friends across the world can join us through KBOO’s livestream. Blues Fest On ... Read more

Oil and LNG Trains on the Rise?

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the world is wracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, another kind of pandemic threatens our region - an increasing number of oil trains, each loaded with 3 million gallons of crude oil, traveling down the Columbia River and through Port... Read more

KILLED BY PORTLAND POLICE: Remembering JAMES CHASSE

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
We remember James Chasse with voices from the film Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse. In May 2020 an online screening of the film was presented by Mental Health Association of Portland with an after-film discussion led by film producer Jason Renaud and filmmaker... Read more

Accomplishments that Oregon protests for racial justice have achieved in the past three weeks:

In Portland: 6/8 Police Chief Jamie Resch resigns 6/11 Don’t Shoot PDX is successful in a lawsuit to temporarily ban tear gas 6/16 Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announces early retirement; Mike Schmidt (elected in May) will replace him for t... Read more

Volunteers needed: Citizen reporters

KBOO is looking for people to report from the streets. Help give live updates and help us put the mic into the hands of the people! Contact our News Director, Althea, at newsdirector [at] kboo [dot] org.  Read more