Government/Politics

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 7:00am - 8:00pm
An all-day special featuring talks and interviews with leading scholars and activists - help support KBOO public affairs during our fall membership drive - call 877-500-5266! The day begins with the award-winning program Democracy Now at 7 am At 8, we feature Pulitzer-Priz... Read more

Fentanyl, Mandatory Minimums, and Racism

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century: Fentanyl, mandatory minimums, and racism. We hear from Grant Smith, Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance Office of National Affairs; Nkechi Taifa, author of a new memoir entitled Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, CEO of The ... Read more

Will the Biden administration stand up for Native sovereignty and against the fossil fuel industry

Airs at: Wed, 04/14/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
      https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2021/despite-promises-to-listen-to-tribes-and-fight-climate-change-biden-administration-allows-oil-to-continue?fbclid=IwAR1GxLuhVREvcuN-5_nUTvPg7RoE1wTFiUoFVjRBTwiXn2qPDWlVYbiZDcs Read more

In The Wake Of Blake

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Washington state Supreme Court recently invalidated that state’s laws against simple personal possession of controlled substances. Simple possession had been a felony in Washington, regardless of whether the individual knew that they were in possession. The decision in ... Read more

The Gap: Distributing disaster aid and generational identity

Airs at: Fri, 04/09/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea speak with Mina Meman, FEMA’s COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program (COWOP) Manager, about distributing FEMA COVID and wildfire aid to underserved communities. The program was created in response to the pandemic and wild... Read more

The Myth of Small Safe Nukes

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In 1980, Oregonians passed a ballot measure prohibiting the siting of any new nuclear power plants until there is an operating federal repository for high-level nuclear waste. The law also requires a vote before any future nuclear facility is approved. Forty years later sti... Read more

Interview with Commissioner-Nafisa Fai

Airs at: Wed, 04/07/2021 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Our guest this week is Washington County’s newest County Commissioner-Nafisa Fai. Commissioner Fai was elected to represent district one which includes Beaverton, Aloha, Cooper Mountain, and Reedville last November. Nafisa has made history as the first Black and first Musli... Read more

Houseless activists speak out against threatened sweep at Laurelhurst Park

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  For the past week, activists in Portland have gathered at Laurelhurst Park to take a stand in support of the houseless community there after a raid was threatened. These are some of the voices from the press conference that was held by houseless activsts on April 2, 2021... Read more