Community Building

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The Latest Campaign to Stop Zenith Energy

Airs at: Mon, 10/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last spring Zenith Energy, the Houston-based fossil fuel company who has been operating a massive oil-by-rail operation in Portland Harbor, met secretly with staff from city commissioner Dan Ryan's and Carmen Rubio's offices, to hammer out a backroom deal that granted the c... Read more

Harrod Blank

Airs at: Thu, 10/26/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Harrod Blank is a hero of underground culture, taking the prankster spirit to the world of documentary film.  His mother was the erotic ceramicist Gail Perrin Blank and his father was legendary director Les Blank, known for his filmic studies of ethnomusicology.  Harrod ... Read more

Clatskanie Food Hub

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Port of Columbia County, along the Columbia River northwest of Portland, has been trying to expand industrial development by rezoning valuable agricultural land for industrial use. But many farmers in the area have a different vision for the future of their community. ... Read more

Eclectic Pandemic: The Rose Looking Happy Face Show (Pilot Program) with DJ Thomas James

Airs at: Sun, 10/22/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
This was the pilot program for "The Rose Looking Happy Face Show with Host/DJ Thomas James" which is now being considered by KBOO as a show in regular rotation every two months. The show highlights recovery from active addiction, resources and outreach in the PDX community ... Read more

Restoring Riparian Areas with ONDA

Airs at: Wed, 10/04/2023 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Host Reed Johnson takes a trip to Beatty's Butte in Southeastern Oregon with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He documents volunteers as they build streambed structures out of organic materials to build up the water table and counteract destruction done by cattle g... Read more

The Imaginary Possible

Produced for The Imaginary Possible
"From customer service chatbots, to job applications processed through applicant tracking systems (ATS. ), and facial recognition technology used in airport security checkpoints, AI is rapidly changing our world. New AI-powered technologies have the potential to make our... Read more

Mark Anthony Guzman of MealsOnUsPDX

Airs at: Thu, 10/19/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Our guest this morning is Mark Anthony Guzman, a founder of MealsOnUsPDX. They cook and serve thousands of meals every week for people of all kinds who need some food, no questions asked. Read more

Buscando America on 10/17/23

Airs at: Tue, 10/17/2023 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
Programa musical de Día de Muertos con El Conocimiento Migrante. Diana y Luna presentan A donde voy, el hogar viene conmigo, publicación bilingüe que explora cómo construímos hogar cuando salimos del terruño y armamos casa bajo un nuevo sol. Read more

Jordan Fink of Build Soil on Strategies for Community Organizing

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Fink of Build Soil, where they're working to plant a new generation of chestnut trees in the Portland area and around the world, as a crucial piece of societal infrastructure against climate disaster in the (near) future. But to a... Read more

Pause--A Spiritual Power

Airs at: Sun, 10/15/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Rob Wykes is a former builder turned Chaplain with a post-graduate degree in Applied Theology. Rob has spent over two decades as the Chief Executive of a faith-based charity. It was there that he developed the passion to walk with and whisper encouragement and hope into the... Read more