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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

Drax and the Downside of Biomass

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody Biomass is being promoted as a carbon neutral climate solution. Proposals for industrial scale wood pellet projects are popping up in California and Washington State, that claim they will help to protect forests and benefit rural communities—as well as combat climate ... Read more

Global Citizen International Digest with Prof. Mel Gurtov

Airs at: Thu, 04/11/2024 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On today's episode: starvation in Gaza; vulnerability of aid workers in Gaza; Democrats on arms aid to Israel; Mexico's president deals with the US and Ecuador; and more. Read more

Support for Domestic Violence Survivors in the Portland Area

Airs at: Fri, 04/12/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Out of the Streets of Portland is a podcast focused on sharing the stories of people who are currently or formerly homeless in our community, and helping navigate the systems and services that the Joint Office of Homeless Services and its partners either have in place, or a... Read more

#CND67 Part Four: The Side Events

Airs at: Wed, 04/10/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: #CND67 Part Four: The Side Events. On this edition of Century of Lies, Part Four of our coverage of the Sixty-Seventh Session of the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This week we hear highlights from some of the many side events that were hel... Read more

Tree Sitting in the Poor Windy Timber Sale

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On April 1, forest defenders launched a tree sit to stop old growth logging on federal Bureau of Land Management land in Southern Oregon. They are opposing the Poor Windy timber sale, which targets thousands of acres of mature and old growth forest. The timber sale is just ... Read more

The Global Citizen - Prof. Mel Gurtov

Airs at: Tue, 04/09/2024 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
This week's commentary is on US complicity in Israel's violations of international and US law in Gaza. I call for suspension of US offensive weapons aid to Israel. Read more

The Gap: PSR's future, Gonzalez/Rubio infighting, Kotek ethics advice and pulling the threads of your curiosity!

Airs at: Fri, 04/05/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of The Gap, Tammy and Althea dig in to local goings-on for your listening pleasure (never mind the allergies). We talk about the future of Portland Street Response, a bureaucratic spat between Commissioners Rubio and Gonzalez, and Governor Kotek consultin... Read more

Global Citizen International Digest with Prof. Mel Gurtov

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2024 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Tonight's episodes include US policy in the Israel war; China's food security; North Korea's evasion of sanctions; Hong Kong security laws Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 8, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Libraries – Grammar Schools for the Commons: Joe Clement shares commentary and news on the political significance of libraries, examining the material context of social attacks ... Read more