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Why Create a State Bank?

Airs at: Thu, 02/22/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
Please join us for on KBOO Community Radio on Thursday, February 22nd as we talk with Kellie McWilliams of Cultivating Solutions, formerly the Rural Engagement Project, and Madeline Merritt, Chair of the Oregon Public Banking Alliance. Public banking stretches tax dollars ... Read more

We Are Each Other's Harvest by Natalie Baszile

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
 In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000.  "We Are Each Other's Harvest" explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm... Read more

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The last 10 miles of the Willamette River have been designated as a Superfund Site, a federal designation for the worst contaminated areas in the United States. The North Reach of the Willamette is one of the most complex Superfund Sites in the country. This highly contamin... Read more

Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation Strike Ready

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
UPDATE: Just hours after this interview on Monday, January 15th, a Tentative Agreement was reached between the GTFF and U of O...Rajeev Ravisankar, past president of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation at the University of Oregon, describes the union's struggle for a f... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour January 8th, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  From Against the Grain, The Nation, Reconsidered host by C.S Soong "Is a world of nation-states desirable? If ultranationalism is pernicious, are some forms of nationalism beneficial? Should struggles framed in terms of ... Read more

How Portland Metro Chamber and Business Lobbyists Undermine Ballot Initiatives

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Oregon’s citizen-initiated ballot measure process is a tool of grassroots democracy, allowing collective action by an organized majority of the population. However, time and time again, those with vast resources have impeded attempts to make the city more equitable and s... Read more

Salem-Keizer Education Workers Ready to Strike

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Rank-and-file leaders of Salem-Keizer education union discuss their struggles for fair union contracts and how they're getting strike ready. Kimberly Reed Zauber and Geovanny Tolentino of the Salem-Keizer Education Association (SKEA, the certified teachers) plus Jeff Jabin ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 4, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 12/04/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which features a re-broadcast from the radio show Against the Grain. The pandemic highlighted the vital importance of care work—whether childcare, nursing home care, medical care or schooling – and the struggles many people... Read more

The Wild West of Carbon Credits

Airs at: Mon, 12/04/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
We still have a brief window of opportunity to avoid the worst impacts of climate change if we drastically and quickly begin to cut all carbon emissions. However meaningful efforts to achieve these cuts are being undermined by the heavy use of carbon offsets, which allow bu... Read more

Portland Teachers on Strike

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Elementary and Middle School  teachers, Ron Morgan and Emily Golden-Fields, present an up close and personal view and analysis of the historic Portland Association of Teachers strike, now in its fourth week, shaking up the city. Read more