KBOO Bike Show Podcast
Summary: Bicycle news, culture and advocacy in Portland, Oregon. Broadcast monthly on KBOO FM 90.7 with hosts Ayleen Crotty and Sara Stout
Alon and Nedra talk with folks involved with the Tour de Lunsar, a bicycle race and celebration in Sierra Leone, including journalist Tom Owen and al Hagi Marouf Safi, Secretary General of the tour.
Alon speaks with André Lightsey-Walker, Policy Transformation Manager of The Street Trust and temporary legislative aid during the recent short session. In the second half, Alon talks to Catie Gould of the Sightline Institute. Catie is also a member of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee and a leader of Bike Loud PDX.
Nedra interviews Kiel Johnson, chair of Bike Loud PDX, an organization working to hold the City of Portland accountable to their adopted goal of 25% bicycle mode share by 2030. In the second half, Alon talks with William Frances, programs director of the Community Cycling Center. Their mission revolves around "...helping build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected."
Alon interviews zahra alabanza of Red, Bike and Green - Atlanta, an organization that embraces the principals of black power and applies them to cycling. She is also cofounder of Black Freedom Outfitters, a cycle touring company. In the second half we're treated to readings of historical literature that intersect with cycling.
Alon interviews Hamza Abderrahim of Vélorution Tunisie about cycling in Tunisia. In the second half we enjoy a blast from the past.
Nedra interviews "Oboi" Reed, of Equiticity & Jim Merrell, at Chicago's Active Transportation Alliance.
Alon interviews Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota about cycling outreach and advocacy in his state. In the second half, Alon talks with Sirapon Soinak from Thailand who has spent the last two decades cycling around the world and is now visiting Portland.
Nedra talks with Jeffrey Nolish, Policy Director of Detroit Disability Power about access to our public right-of-way. In the new Book Nook feature, April Streeter reviews the classic book "Chainbreaker Bike Book: An Illustrated Manual of Radical Bicycle Maintenance, Culture, & History" She also interviews former host Tori Bortman, author of "The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners". Finally, Alon interviews Clara Honsinger, the reigning U.S. Women's Cyclocross champion (and a Portlander) about her success and routines.
This month's show includes a rebroadcast of a 2014 interview with Shannon Galphin, adventurer, author, & activist, who shares her work & activism w/ women in Afghanistan In the second half, Alon speaks with John Waterman of PEAC (Programs to Educate all Cyclists), advocates for transportation equity for those w/ disabilities.
Alon talks with Julian Sayarer about his long distance cycling and books, including "FIFTY MILES WIDE Cycling through Israel and Palestine." Nedra interviews April Streeter, writer and author, to discuss her latest book, "Women on Wheels: The Scandalous Untold Histories of Women in Bicycling." A feminist retelling of bicycle history - stories of adventure, bravery, and 18th and 19th Century scandal!
Nedra interviews Will Hall, a counselor, author and radio host about madness, labeling and recovery. Alon interviews Dr. Ione Avila-Palencia a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Drexel University, Urban Health Collaborative. Her research centers the connections between cycling, mobility, and mental well-being in an urban environment in both US and Europe.
In the first half Nedra speaks with Taylor Ross of the Go 4 Graham Foundation about mental health and removing the stigma from depression. In the second half Alon interviews Meghan Sinnott about Pedalpalooza.
Alon talks with Secil Oznur Yakan, co-founder of Turkey's first women's bicycle group and a unique bicycle shop. In the second half, Alon talks with Palestinian cyclist/activist Suzan Shfic who participated in the "Follow the Women" bike rides for peace in the Middle East.
April talks with Sofia Reyes and Olivia Barraza of Latinas En Bici, a group that increases ridership and community among Hispanic women in Arkansas. In the second half, long-time co-host Tori Bortman discusses her future plans.
Michelle Porter provides a report on how essential workers who bike to work are faring in the pandemic. Alon interviews Eric Showell of Word Bicycle Relief about their efforts to provide bicycles around the world as an anti-poverty tool.