Environment/Climate

NOTICE: KBOO’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6PM has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is that many board members are traveling/on vacation and so quorum is not possible. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, August 26th at 6PM. Questions or comments can be emailed boardfeedback@kboo.org. Thank you.

The Old Mole Variety for July 22nd, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  Tom Becker reads an essay by Tom Engelhardt entitled "We're Not the Good Guys." Engelhardt highlights the hypocrisy of the U.S. Military, the U.S. Government and the news media in there portrayal of the U.S. military's ... Read more

Saving Moreland Woods

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Neighbors in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood have been trying to save a little piece of wooded property adjacent to the Wilhelm Memorial near SE Bybee and 14th. For many decades this property, formerly Portland Memorial, was a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Perched on ... Read more

Chernobyl: Nuclear Drama on HBO

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles Laurie Mercier and Frann Michel discuss the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and some responses to it.  While there has been widespread praise for the aesthetics and emotional impact of the drama, and many appreciate its allegorical message about  climate catastrophe, ... Read more

More than "Just the Facts"

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge shows how some philosophers reduce the world to the totality of facts and regard all feelings as subjective with nothing to say about reality. Capital goes even further, reducing all value to the value of money.  You can read this commentary here. Howev... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for 07/15/19

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this Old Mole, which includes: Brian Willson: Nicaragua and the Lies They Tell Us: Laurie speaks to S. Brian Willson about his antiwar activism, his recent book Don’t Thank Me for My Service, and his recent reporting on the attempted US coup in Nicaragu... Read more

Crude Bailout

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Have you wondered how Zenith Energy got a foothold in Portland to expand a moribund asphalt terminal into the largest tar sands export terminal on the West Coast? An investigative report, to be released on July 15, 2019, by the Center for a Sustainable Economy, reveals that... Read more

Extinction Rebellion Rally

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Voices from the June 21 Extinction Rebellion/Sunrise Movement rally in downtown Portland that culminated with activists blocking the street in front of Portland City Hall for several hours. Among the activists' demands was a call for Mayor Wheeler to declare a climate emerg... Read more

Canopy Stories

Airs at: Thu, 07/11/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The Pacific Northwest is fertile ground for both trees and independent films.  With this in mind, The Portland Circuit (a partnership between the Northwest Film Center, Oregon Film, Cinema21, Clinton Street Theater and the Hollywood Theatre) has launched the Canopy Stori... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 8, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole, and we hear: Bill Resnick talks with James Ofsink about the struggle for police accountability in Portland and the rally and demonstration coming up on July 11 to demand that Mayor Wheeler and City Council enforce real... Read more

Oil Train Response Bill Passes Oregon Senate (at last)

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On June 29, in 11th hour fashion, the Oregon Legislature approved a bill (HB 2209) with bipartisan support to better prepare Oregon to respond to oil spills from high-hazard trains that carry millions of gallons of crude oil through the state. HB 2209 will require railroads... Read more