International Day of Democracy

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KBOO is kicking off our 2021 Fall Membership Drive with a News and Public Affairs Day commemorating the International Day of Democracy on September 15th! We'll discuss maintaining and developing democratic process at home and around the world. And looking back at how far we have come while interogating what we have to improve on.

Donate to KBOO during the Fall Drive and you could win a 10x14 print of one of Bette Lee's iconic photos, courtesy of the Old Mole Variety Hour!

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Nothing About Us Without Us

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Nothing about us, without us: A conversation with Lisa Al-Hakim, Director of Operations with the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. September 15 is the International Day of Democracy so on this edition of Free Culture Radio we look at political organizing and advocacy by peo... Read more

KBOO News in Depth: International Day of Democracy Retrospective

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Our show tackles local, national and international issues through in depth interviews, and on this episode we’ll be taking a look back at some of our coverage of democratic struggles most closely tied to our community in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The coronavirus ... Read more

News in Depth: Special for International Day of Democracy

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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Just Solutions: The Filibuster

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 3:30pm - 4:00pm
There are increasing calls for the Senate to reform the filibuster. Critics say it has a racist history and keeps power in the hands of the few. Stephen Spaulding with Common Cause says the filibuster is undemocratic and needs to change.  Just Solutions from Free Speech TV... Read more

Just Solutions: Looking to a Progessive Future with Demos

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Taifa Smith Butler is the new president of Demos, a progressive think tank aimed at creating a just, inclusive multiracial democracy and economy for all. So what would that look like and what legislation is needed to help us get there in this time of rising income inequalit... Read more

Keeping Democracy Alive: Yes, Pack the Court!

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lets face it: the current Supreme Court is hostile to democracy. Even if Congress passes the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the voter suppression right wing will take it to this Supreme Court which will decide voting rights. Does that not worry you? On this show Stephen M. F... Read more

International Day of Democracy on 09/15/21

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mediating Democracy

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
As part of KBOO’s international Day of democracy special programming I sit down with Mike Duerr, a retired U.S. Army Officer who served as a conflict mediator during the course of the U.S./NATO occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. After his Army service, Mike continued to st... Read more

Farmworker Protection & Water Issues

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
For International Day of Democracy, we hear from food system leaders about their work on policies to protect farmworker health, how the climate crisis is impacting water and farmers, and the rights of nature. This Food Show episode features: Ira Cuello-Martinez of Pine... Read more

The Monster Who Came up the River

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Native peoples hold rich traditions of storytelling, passed on by elders from one generation to the next. These stories speak of resilience, wisdom, and lessons in survival, but they also offer cautionary tales. In this special program, documentary filmmaker Jan Haaken spea... Read more