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Illahee 2013 Lecture Series: Broadcast in its entirety on KBOO!

KBOO Community Radio is proud to broadcast all 2013 Illahee lectures. 

Who influences, controls, and owns other key aspects of our lives:  what we eat, the information we access, the environment, our own finances,  and our politicians? In short, who owns us? And what can we do about it?

Illahee 2013 Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7pm at the First Congregational Church, 1123 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

Raj Patel: Who Owns Our Food?
January 23, 2013

Out Loud on 03/05/13

Out Loud
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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud welcomes Youth from The Living Room in Clackamas County

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/05/13

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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Just when you thought is was over, the War on Women returns.

There's one thing we can all set our clocks by -- somewhere, there's a conservative who's really bent that there are women out there having unauthorized sex. State legislators in Michigan, Virginia, Alabama, and Indiana have all recently introduced legislation restricting reproductive rights.

Is this really about protecting the fetus, or is it about controlling women, their bodies, and their sexuality? Or both? Abe and Joe examine this question and take listener phone calls.

St. John's Residents try to save Sequoia Tree

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013

Three local women have taken a stand to protect an old Sequoia tree in Pier Park in St. John’s. Today, they stood in the way of chainsaws despite being threatened with arrest. They are calling for people to come to Pier Park again tomorrow to help support this action. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg went to the park this morning and brings us this report:

3:51 minutes (3.52 MB)

Out Loud on 03/12/13

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Out Loud features the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clark College

Tonight we welcome Max Voltage back to the show. Max's latest project is creating Homomentum the Musical and auditions are later in March. As a teaser for Homomentum, Max performed two songs (with ukulele) from the musical.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/13/13

Air date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Creating a community organizing project and getting people involved

The Northeast Portland Black Working Group is coming together again to plan new community actions and projects. Our guest for the hour is Ahjamu Umi, talking about this offshoot of Occupy, what its members have been doing for the past year and a half, and how you can get involved.

Already working on  community project or dreaming of one you wish someone would organize? Give us a call at 503-231-8187.

The Confessional on 03/04/13

The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

David Rovics Interview

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Mon, 02/25/2013

Alan Wieder talks with local singer-songwriter-activist David Rovics about his work, about living in Oregon, where the police have killed more black men per capita than anywhere else, about releasing songs online for free download, and about his new online book Have Guitar Will Travel.

16:59 minutes (7.77 MB)

Positively Revolting on 03/01/13

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We talk to organizers of the local non-profit Depave about the history and nature of their work.

Our intern, Sara Sneath, is taking over the show for the day. Sara will be speaking about the local non-profit Depave with Eric Rosewall, the Depave program director, and Ted Labbe, a Depave board member and one the original crewmembers for the organization. Joseph Purkey, the lead designer of Depave’s James John Project in St. Johns, will join in the conversation. Together they will cover the history of the organization, its move from “parking lots to paradise” and its upcoming fundraiser on March 9, 2013.


Bread and Roses on 03/01/13

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
An Audio tour of the North Portland Library, with Library manager, Patricia Welch.
Patricia Welch, North Portland Library Manager

This Friday we welcome Patricia Welch, the manager for the North Portland Library. We are going to talk about the resources the library has to offer, including the Black Resource Collection and hear about the role that the North Portland Library plays in telling the history of  Black folks in Potland.

North Portland Library

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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