Jenka Soderberg

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Jenka Soderberg was born in Washington DC, studied International Affairs at Georgetown University, and Peace Studies at the Bancaixa Institute for Justice and Peace in Spain. She joined KBOO Community Radio in 2007, after helping to organize IndyMedia Centers, being honored by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television for her reporting in the Palestinian Territories in 2004, and creating a number of impactful web development innovations. As the News Director, she helped develop a curriculum and training schedule for the news staff, volunteers and other station employees. She trained hundreds of volunteers in the news production process, deadlines, the basics of writing, writing for radio, how to research source material and how to conduct interviews. She also has developed and implemented media training programs in the Palestinian Territories for the International Middle East Media Center.

In 2010, Soderberg was selected as a Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University, where she spent the year developing a tool for mobile news submission and verification. In 2011, she was honored as the Joan Cook Fellow by the Journalism and Women Symposium. Her focus continues to be on the dismantling of the capitalist structures that hold society in a state of continuous war, and empowering communities to take action for their own self-determination.

A World Without Police: Interview with Geo Maher

Airs at: Thu, 10/21/2021 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
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If police are the problem, what’s the solution? Geo Maher's new book, A World without Police, offers concrete strategies for confronting and breaking police power, as a first step toward building community alternatives that make the police obsolete. Surveying the post-prot... Read more

Inequality Project's Bob Lord on revelations in the Pandora Papers

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The Pandora Papers revealed the hidden owners of offshore empires, where the rich and powerful across the world hide wealth and wield influence abroad. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Bob Lord from the Inequality Project to understand more about what exactly the Pando... Read more

Bootleg Fire Update in Lake County

Airs at: Thu, 07/15/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
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  The Bootleg fire in southeastern Oregon continues to expand quickly. The fire is now burning in both Klamath and Lake Counties, and several hundred people have been evacuated. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with a community leader in Lake County Oregon for the latest deve... Read more

Native activists call for justice for victims of Chemawa Indian School in Salem

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
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  Native American activists from across Oregon gathered this weekend for an event calling for justice for the children who died at Chemawa Indian School in Salem. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was there, and brings us this report. The Chemawa Indian Boarding School in Salem is o... Read more

Houseless activists speak out against threatened sweep at Laurelhurst Park

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  For the past week, activists in Portland have gathered at Laurelhurst Park to take a stand in support of the houseless community there after a raid was threatened. These are some of the voices from the press conference that was held by houseless activsts on April 2, 2021... Read more

Mississippi water crisis recovery relies on grassroots efforts, neglected by governor

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The winter weather crisis that visibly debilitated Texas had severe negative impacts on Mississippi as well. Similar to Texas, Mississippi was unprepared for severe winter weather, both in infrastructure preparation and on an individual level. A boil water notice was onl... Read more

Coalition emerges opposing ambassador appointment for Rahm Emanuel

Airs at: Mon, 03/22/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
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  President Biden is reportedly considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan or China. In response, a coalition of organizations has submitted a public letter to the administration saying that they strongly oppose the nomination of Emanuel to be... Read more

Author Thom Hartmann on his new book The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  The United States was born in a struggle against the oligarchs of the British aristocracy, and ever since then the history of America has been one of dynamic tension between democracy and oligarchy. And much like the shock of the 1929 crash woke America up to glaring ine... Read more

CAIR Oregon calls on Clackamas Cty. Commissioner Mark Shull to resign for islamophobic Facebook comments

Airs at: Thu, 01/21/2021 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Clackamas County Commissioner Mark Shull is facing calls to resign based on islamophobic, transphobic, racist and bigoted statements he made on Facebook in the past year. The Council on American Islamic Relations Oregon Branch (CAIR) is among those pressing Shull to resi... Read more

Interview with Head of Medical Action in Nicaragua ( español abajo)

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
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KBOO spoke with the head of Accion Medica Cristiana, Dr. Moises Gonzalez, for the latest update on the response to the recent hurricanes in Nicaragua. This interview was recorded in Spanish, then translated.   KBOO habló con el director de Acción Médica Cristiana, Dr. Mois... Read more