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Eric McDavid - victim of FBI entrapment

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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Environmental activist who served 9 years in prison for 'thought crime'
KBOO presents an exclusive interview with newly-released 'Green Scare' prisoner Eric McDavid.

After serving 10 years for a wrongful conviction of “conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive”, Eric was set free due to the government’s withholding of key evidence about how he may have been entrapped by an FBI agent.

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KBOO's Artists in Residence present their work

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
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Works produced by artists-in-residence at KBOO
Listen to the pieces produced through KBOO's Artist in Residence program.

The goals of the KBOO Artist Support Program are to support and invest in individuals who are pushing themselves artistically using sound, whose work will impact the cultural landscape of Portland, and to bring those artists into the dynamic KBOO community of local, national, and international artists and activists.


From 11:30 - Noon, we'll hear from Tessie Word, the 2014 KBOO Artist in Residence. She created the sound piece "Convergence"  during her residency.

Edward E. Baptist: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
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Edward E. Baptist on his recent book The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward. E. Baptist talks about his 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  The book elucidates the origins of capitalism in the US and its inextricable links to the exploitation and torture of millions of slaves in the American South.  Forcing readers to come face to face with the violence and abuse at the heart of American power, Baptist offers us a story that confronts head on mainstream narratives of our nation's economic history. 

A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

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Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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An in-depth look at the history, role and political influence of police unions
A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Michael Slate show

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Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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On Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger of Climate Change
Today we present a special program – the Michael Slate show.
We'll hear about Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger Facing Humanity and the Planet Due to Climate Change 

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
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Mothers of men of color killed by police speak out and demand police accountability

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

On December 10th WPFW, Pacifica Radio in Washington DC, aired a live broadcast of a 
Congressional briefing featuring the mothers of young men of color who were killed by police. The briefing was co-sponsored by House of Representative members Conyers, Ellison, Johnson, Jackson Lee, and Rangel.

The speakers are 

In Context War Report

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
Notes: Credits:

The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

Air date: 
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
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Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

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Outside In Youth Project: Suicide Prevention

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Fri, 01/14/2011

This week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about sexual health.
Youth Suicide Prevention

C, Mouse, Thor & Travis

When the emotions get the best of you don’t let them get the rest of you. Youth suicide prevention is key. Don’t let this happen to you
 

  • Length: 7:49 minutes (7.16 MB)
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Outside In Youth Project: Violence Against Sex Workers

program date: 
Fri, 01/14/2011

This week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about sexual health.

Violence Against Sex Workers
William Madden, Rogelio Guangelista, Eric Garcia

Violence against sex-workers happens daily and often goes unreported and unaddressed. Due to the nature of the profession, the growing population of sex-workers in Portland is forced to live outside the
everyday awareness of most residents. Because a blind eye is often turned towards this population it is difficult to provide care for survivors of violence and to prevent future attacks. This segment
highlights the Sex-Worker Outreach Coalition (SWOC) and Portland’s Bad
Date Line.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/10

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Fri, 10/29/2010

Host Melinda Bernert asks "Are we a nation of bullies? How prevalent is bullying in our schools? And what can we do to change bullying behavior? Her guest is Dan Pearce author of the blog "Single Dad Laughing." He wrote the post "Memoirs of a Bullied Kid."  http://www.danoah.com/2010/10/memoirs-of-bullied-kid.html

Your calls are welcome on this topic!!!

Photo from  www.flickr.com/photos/pointshoot/with/2500644518/

  • Length: 58:33 minutes (53.6 MB)
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The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with historian Jill Lepore about her new book, "The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History."

Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a wry and bemused look at American history according to the far right, from the "rant heard round the world," which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America's founding that is not only a fable but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism--anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist.

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her books include New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, winner of the Bancroft Prize.


  • Length: 15:22 minutes (14.07 MB)
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Special Programming Public Affairs, Host Per Fagereng interviews Social critic and commentator James Kunstler

program date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010

1pm-2pm on 10/8/2010.  Host Per Fagereng interviews Social critic and commentator James Kunstler whose classic books include "The Geography of Nowhere," "The Long Emergency," "Home from Nowhere," and "The City in Mind." They discuss his new novel "The Witch of Hebron," which is part of a fictional series based on "The Long Emergency," set in upstate New York in the not-distant fuutre, published by The Atlantic Monthly Press.

  • Length: 41:14 minutes (37.75 MB)
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A Renegade History of the United States

program date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010

The entire interview with Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the U.S., (without pledge breaks) from our Fall 2010 News &  Public Affairs Day special.

A History of American Hubris

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program date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Peter Beinart, Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and Senior Political Writer for The Daily Beast. They discuss his new book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.

  • Length: 22:08 minutes (20.26 MB)
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Steven Johnson on "Where Good Ideas Come From"

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with writer Steven Johnson, bestselling author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You." They discuss his new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," which looks at what sparks our great ideas?  He also sheds light on how to recognize the conditions that could spark creativity and innovation.

  • Length: 22:01 minutes (3.78 MB)
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KBOO By-law Change Debate on September 10th

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program date: 
Fri, 09/10/2010

A debate/discussion of the proposed By-law changes on the KBOO member ballot with listener call-ins.

Moderator: Rebecca Nay.

Speaking in support of the changes: Ani Haines

Speaking in opposition to the changes: Daniel Flessas

Production note about this audio from the uploader Kathleen Stephenson: I did not have a recorded CD of this program, so I compiled the audio for this program from the KBOO air check, which is collected in segments. This audio was originally in four segments, which I strung together without editing. The program has a slight break of a second or two of missing audio between the segments. At each of those points you might notice a slight disconnect in what the speaker is saying because a second or two of audio was not captured by our automated air check.

 

 

  • Length: 54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)
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KBOO By-law Change Debate on September 9th

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program date: 
Thu, 09/09/2010

A debate/discussion of the proposed By-law changes on the KBOO member ballot with listener call-ins.

Moderator: Rebecca Nay.

Speaking in support of the changes: Ani Haines and Judy Fiestal

Speaking in opposition to the changes: Daniel Flessas and Paula Small

 

  • Length: 51:53 minutes (47.51 MB)
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