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News & Public Affairs Day:"For Love of a Better World"

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Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:00am - 6:00pm
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News & Public Affairs Day: "For Love of a Better World"
February 14th is Valentine's Day. 

Instead of engaging in the blatant commercialism that surrounds this holiday in the US, KBOO instead looks to the future of the planet we all love, and brings you an all day special of interviews and talks "For Love of a Better World".

News and Public Affairs Day on 05/11/12

Air date: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Scott Crow on the Rise of the Surveillance State

Scott Crow is a community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker who advocates the philosophy and practices of anarchism for social, environmental, and economic aims.

For over almost two decades he has continued to use his experience and ideas in co-founding and co-organizing numerous radical grassroots projects in Texas, including Treasure City Thrift, Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First! and the Common Ground Collective, the largest anarchist influenced organization in modern U.S. history to date.

News and Public Affairs Day on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Inspiring & Motivating Speakers (Barsamian, Laduke, Nader, and Caldicott)

Four prominent activists, David Barsamian, Helen Caldicott, Ralph Nader, and Winona LaDuke, on the challenges of our time. All talks were recorded in Portland in the last month.

  • David BarsamianDavid Barsamian on "The Media, History and Occupy the Economy."
    David Barsamian is the host of Alternative Radio and the author of many books with great thinkers of our time, most recently "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism" with Richard Wolff.

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Interview with Cathy McMullen, Denton Drilling Awareness Group

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Mon, 12/01/2014
The city of Denton Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on November 4th. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. 

The city is now being sued by big oil and gas industry interests. State regulators such as Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick are encouraging drillers to disobey the ban. And Texas State Representative Phil King, a self-proclaimed proponent of local control and limited government, is trying to pass a state law prohibiting municipalities from banning fracking.

To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group, which supported the initiative and is seeking to join the city of Denton as a co-defendant in the lawsuits.
  • Length: 6:15 minutes (5.72 MB)
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Andrew Geller interviews Ralph Nader on his latest book, Unstoppable

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Fri, 05/09/2014
Andrew Geller speaks with long-time political activist, lecturer and author Ralph Nader about his latest book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.

Chi Yvonne Leina says to all women "You are a special being!"

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program date: 
Sat, 03/08/2014
On International Women Day 2014, Saturday March 8th, we heard a message of hope and strength from Cameroonian activist Chi Yvonne Leina.

"Chi Yvonne Leina is a Cameroonian journalist, community leader, and digital media change agent dedicated to shining a light on the unheard voices of ordinary women in Africa and transforming their fate."


Delphine Criscenzo, host and producer for Bread and Roses spoke with Leina about the challenges women face in the Cameroon. They discuss a new decree that tries to prevent sexual aggression in the streets of Cameroon by criminalizing the way women dress. They also discuss Leina's experience as a journalist in a sexist newsroom and her commitment to end the practice of Breast Ironing in Cameroon.

Leina's organization, Gender Danger, is a non-profit "founded to support victims of gender based violence in Cameroon." It aims to fight harmful cultural practices such as Breast Ironing. They started a campaign in mid-2012 which has reached 20,000 women in Cameroon who have pledged to end breast ironing.

Leina has partnered with Raminas King, a young male musician in the Cameroon on a song to "Stop Breast Ironing". We played the song during the show!

To read more about Leina and Gender Danger, visit their website: http://genderdanger.webs.com/

To read some of Leina's coverage on Breast Ironing and other issues facing women, visit her blog on World Pulse: http://worldpulse.com/user/6565
  • Title: Chi Yvonne Leina
  • Length: 59:53 minutes (47.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 112Kbps (CBR)

PREVIEW - News & PA Day - Helen Caldicott

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Just a little teaser...here is the whole day-long schedule.

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PREVIEW - News & PA Day - Ralph Nader

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Just a little teaser...here is the whole day-long schedule.

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  • Length: 1:17 minutes (1.17 MB)
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PREVIEW - News & PA Day - Winona LaDuke

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Just a little teaser...here is the whole day-long schedule.

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  • Length: 0:49 minutes (762.47 KB)
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PREVIEW - News & PA Day - David Barsamian

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Just a little teaser...here is the whole day-long schedule.

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  • Length: 0:17 minutes (264.13 KB)
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