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Episode Archive

Peace Talks Radio: Tempering Travel Rage

Air date: 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Special program on non-violent conflict resolution
Peace Talks Radio - Special Program

The Siren Nation Festival November 4 – 15, 2015

Air date: 
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with Ashley Haight, Ruth Oliver and Sarah Mirk
The ninth annual  Siren Nation Festival opened  last Wednesday, and continues through November 15th with visual arts, spoken arts, workshops, music, and more.

Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that works throughout the year, but the Festival is their signature event. We’ll speak with Ashley Haight, Ruth Oliver and Sarah Mirk about the festival, opportunities for women artists, and the creation of a Siren Nation year round.

Schedule, venue, and price information here

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 3)

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:00pm - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Part 3-Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 3)

Tune in from 6 p.m. to midnight for the Filipino American History Month Takeover with KBOO's Pamela Santos (Bread and Roses) and DJ Grimrock (One Two, One Two ZULUUUUU!!!). This night is all about giving voice to largely untold stories of Filipino Americans who have shaped American culture and the course of history. The final stretch closes out with even more hip hop and music from Filipino American artists, past and present.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 2)

Air date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Part 2-Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 2)

Tune in from 6 p.m.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 1)

Air date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 1)

Tune in from 6 p.m. to midnight for the Filipino American History Month Takeover with KBOO's Pamela Santos (Bread and Roses) and DJ Grimrock (One Two, One Two ZULUUUUU!!!).

Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends

Air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Short Description: 
Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends
Mic Crenshaw interviews ANEESAH FURQAN about a series of community events called Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends coming up September 11th-13th. 


This 3-day event at 3 venues:

9/11 Friday Interfaith Gathering@PDX Masjid Jumah Services Noon - 2:00 pm;

9/12 Saturday Afternoon Tea~Women's Honoree Awards Presentation Ceremony, with The Lady Grace J. of Guyana. Noon-3:00 pm, PCC Cascadia; Hazel Wollford Guyana Inst of Hist Resr;

9/13 Sunday Prayer Warriors Breakfast Commitment Ceremony 10:00 am -1:00pm, PDX Celebration Tabernacle*.

KBOO Special: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

Air date: 
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Archival audio and interviews
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we take a look back at the horror of the event itself and the government's response.  We'll also look at how the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas now look, ten years later.

QTPOC Talk on 07/28/15

Air date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
LGBTQA public affairs

This is the pilot episode of a new show: QTPOCTalk.
The show features two local members of Portland’s Queer and Trans Communities of Color (QTPOC).  The goal is to increase support for Portland’s Queer and Trans Communities of Color and the intersectionality of these identities. This show will act as a medium for uplifting the narratives of Portland's QTPOC community by providing updates, interviews and reporting national news pertaining to a Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) demographic.

We want to know what you think of this new show - contact KBOO's News Director to give your feedback.

Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance

Air date: 
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Short Description: 
Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance

Host Sam Bouman speaks with Bret Diamond of the Benton Food Freedom campaign for Measure 2-89, the Local Food System ordinance, which creates rights relating to agriculture and prohibits genetically engineered organisms.

Air Cascadia is off today.

Ona MOVE - 30th anniversary of the police bombing of the MOVE family

Air date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Police violence against people of color - unabated for 30 years
Thirty years have passed since the Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the home of the Family Africa, killing five children and six adults.  Sixty one homes were destroyed in the fire started by the police bombing of the MOVE house.

May 13th, 1985 is a day that lives in infamy -- but most Americans have never heard of the MOVE bombing.

KBOO will take this opportunity to reflect back on the extreme violence used by police and federal authorities against people of color who rise up, and look at the current situation -- it seems not much has changed in thirty years....

From the MOVE website:


Ala' Jaradat on the issue of Palestinian political detainees

program date: 
Fri, 11/27/2009

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Ala' Jaradat of the Palestinian prisoner support organization Addameer, about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees - including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.

  • Length: 58:26 minutes (53.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

program date: 
Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

Repealing the Death Penalty: What Oregonians can Learn from New Mexico

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Thu, 10/29/2009

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico? Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

Homemade Energy: Hydrogen

program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

This is a 30 minute discussion on the subject of homemade energy: hydrogen or HHO hybriding in cars and in the house. The possibilities of homemade hydrogen fuel are introduced in this discussion. The guest is "Tater Waynes", who has much to say about his own designs. We go in to what he has learned with two years of building and installing units, mostly for internal combustion. He produces a series of videos at youtube.com/wayneman1234. The interviewer is Sean Ongley.

Author Tracy Kidder: "Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness"

program date: 
Thu, 10/08/2009

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder about his latest  nonfiction work: Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness.  The book is about a young medical student named Deo who escaped genocidal civil war in Burundi in 1994, immigrated to the United States and returned to his native country to build a medical clinic. To learn more about the work of Deo's clinic, Village Health Works, or to donate, visit them at http://villagehealthworks.org .   Tracy Kidder is also author of Soul of a New Machine, and Mountains Beyond Mountains, about the work of Paul Farmer.

Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

program date: 
Wed, 10/07/2009

Paul Cienfuegos disscusses how "anti-corporate activists" must stop battling corporations through the regulatory agencies. Instead it's time to flex muscles and become  "We The People" - with constitutional authority over our government & corporate  entities with the legal capacity to define what corporations are rather than just regulate what they do.  Cienfuegos spoke in Portland Friday, Oct 2 at the Econvergence Northwest Regional Gathering on the Economic and Ecological Crisis.  He and Mari Margil, Associate Director of the Environmental Lega Defense Fund, also took questions from the audience.  This talk aired on KBOO on Oct 7, 2009.

Board Candidate Forum, Part II.

program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

 KBOO Community Radio Board of Elections Interviews, Tuesday, September 8th, 2009.

Board Candidate Forum - Part 1

program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2009

 Part one of a two-part forum with the candidates for KBOO's Board of Directors.  This forum includes Marty Soerman and Judy Fiestal.

From the Archives: Nikki Giovanni

program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

Here at KBOO, we're slowing digging through our archives to bring hidden gems to light in the digital era.  While much of our archived audio is on reel-to-reel, we have some newer work on CD format that we're currently unearthing. 

Here's a great example: Nikki Giovanni's 2002 appearance at Clark College.  In addition to some great readings of her poems, she speaks candidly about slavery, Mars, aliens, black holes, and the Panama Canal.

Audio also available on the Free Music Archive.

Monday Morning Radiozine FAMILY BUSINESS with Anna Keith Soderberg

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

Anna Keith Soderberg interviews Dixie Whetsell, BS, IBCLC from the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank about the importance of human milk and the new milk bank forming in Portland, OR.


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