International Day of Democracy

  KBOO is kicking off our 2021 Fall Membership Drive with a News and Public Affairs Day commemorating the International Day of Democracy on September 15th! We'll discuss maintaining and developing democratic process at home and around the world. And looking back at how far... Read more

Putin's Nuclear Threat & MAD - It's Roots in the Colonial Origin Story

Airs at: Thu, 09/22/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
Putin's declaration yesterday that "those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the weathervane can turn and point towards them," the threat of a nuclear catastrophe looms again. Here in Portland, Oregon, we live downstream from the Hanford Nuclear s... Read more

How the Media Fumbles Covering White Supremacist Extremism

Airs at: Thu, 09/15/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
  From climate change to armed insurrection, how has the media done? Has it provided more than just the much-derided practice of "bothsideism?" And what role do journalistic norms of objectivity, often interpreted by editors and reporters, giving at least two sides to eve... Read more

Election Deniers and the Midterms

Airs at: Thu, 09/08/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
In this episode we will take a look at not only how election deniers are faring in primaries (which we’ve previously covered on this show) but how the framework of denialism is playing out. Both for it’s adherents and in polling of American voters. Read more

Portland's Proposed City Charter Change Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 09/12/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that election season is really upon us, it's a good time to take another look at the proposed changes to Portland's city charter, which will be on this November's ballot. These changes will be quite dramatic, not only changing our  city government from a commission to a... Read more

KBOO's 2022 Citizen's Agenda Survey is out now!

Produced for Evening News
  It's 2022, and this midterm election season, KBOO is doing our election coverage a bit differently. We want to know what our listeners and community is most concerned about. What do you want candidates to be talking about? Are you most concerned about housing, the enviro... Read more

Why Arizona Matters: GOP Extremism & "Great Replacement" Hysteria

Airs at: Thu, 09/01/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
  American Standoff, live in-station, with host Jackeline Keeler.  In this episode, we will take a look at how Trump's Big Lie is gaining ground in Arizona, a battleground state that host Keeler has covered and which includes a large part of the Navajo Nation, of which she... Read more

Changing Portland's City Government Encore

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program aired originally on August 1, 2022 This November Portland voters will have an opportunity to vote on a complex measure that would amend the city charter in some drastic ways. The changes include rank voting, expanding the city council to 12 members who would... Read more

Could Trump's Election Deniers Overturn the 2024 Election?

Airs at: Thu, 08/25/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
  In this episode of AMERICAN STANDOFF, host Jacqueline Keeler will take a look at how Trump's candidates are doing and what damage they could do in the 2024 presidential election.  Across battleground states that were decisive in Biden's 2020 win, candidates denying the ... Read more

The New Pink Tide in Latin America

Airs at: Mon, 08/29/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What is it? What can it hope to accomplish? For Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond interviews Alex Diamond, a sociology grad student at UT, who’s been living in and writing about Colombia for six years. They discuss the significance of the left electoral victory, what ... Read more