Government/Politics

KBOO response to COVID19

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

Ricky Ruiz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ricky Ruiz is a democratic candidate for Oregon House District 50.  He talked with Don Merrill about why the plight of Dreamers is one of his highest priorities, how the city of Gresham, despite a strong streak of racism among some of its citizens, is moving forward to deal... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour March 30th, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Bill Resnick talks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith On ocean pollution, all the dangerous stuff that our out of control economic systems are pouring into our land, waters, and atmosphere. DR. Mariann Lloyd-Smith i... Read more

Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a democrat running for Oregon House District 33.  She talked with Don Merrill about her support for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, how she's frustrated with and determined to do something about the too-close connections between corpo... Read more

Ethan Knight Interview

Produced for Between Us
Ethan Knight is a nonpartisan candidate running for Multnomah County District Attorney.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he wants to return to the job of county DA and leave his position in the US Attorney's office, lessons he learned from the Mohamad Mohamud and Ammon... Read more

Robert Schwartz Interview

Produced for Between Us
Robert Schwartz is a republican who is running for US Senate.  Although his website says a "woke" ideology has no place in Oregon, he talks with Don Merrill about how he has some tendencies of a moderate, why his gun education program has the potential to protect kids and h... Read more

Kevin Chambers Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kevin Chambers is a republican who is running for Oregon House district seat 20, against incumbent democrat Paul Evans.  He talked with Don Merrill about how his Christian faith guides his political beliefs, why handlers may bring political experience but, despite his lack ... Read more

Deb Patterson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Deb Patterson is a democrat running for Oregon Senate District 10.  Until 2019, when she passed away, that seat was occupied by republican Jackie Winters.  Don Merrill talked with Ms. Patterson about her support of women's issues, if her service as an ordained minister will... Read more

An inside look at prison life during the threat of COVID-19

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  With 2.3 million people imprisoned in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 in the nations could be dire, as prisons are often overcrowded and unsanitary.  Experts say the U.S. is roughly 10 days behind Italy in the progression of the outbreak, and as such, it is ... Read more