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The Devil's Chessboard: Lecture and Interview with David Talbot - Two Hour Special

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Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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David Talbot lecture and interview

KBOO presents a two-hour special from Global Voices for Justice featuring progressive journalist David Talbot talking about his book," The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of American's Secret Government." Talbot spoke at a benefit for KPFK in Los Angeles on November 17th. After the talk host Mansoor Sabbagh interviews Mr. Talbot about Dulles and the overthrow of democratic governments in Iran, Guatemala, and the Congo.


scott crow: emergency hearts, molotov dreams

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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anarchist organizer and author scott crow
scott crow is a community organizer, activist, and anarchist.  That last label has landed him on the FBI’s list of ‘dangerous people’ – simply because of his beliefs, not because of any action he’s taken.
Scott recently published the book, ‘Emergency hearts and molotov dreams’
He’ll be a guest on KBOO on Wednesday December 2nd from 7 to 8 pm to talk about how we can create a better world together and take responsibility for our own lives.  You can get a copy of his book during our winter membership drive - join now  (add a request for the book in the 'comments' section of the form)!

The Occupiers - The Making of the 99% Movement

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Occupiers: The Making of the 99% Movement
Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky, author of The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, reads from his book, followed by commentary on the Occupy movement by journalist Arun Gupta, founder of the Indypendent and the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  Recorded at the Portland Q Center, at an event sponsored by the Reading Frenzy on November 11, 2015.

Following the talk, we'll have a live interview with Arun Gupta, one of the original Occupies of Wall Street, to talk about the movement and where it's at four years later....

Peace Talks Radio: Tempering Travel Rage

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

The Siren Nation Festival November 4 – 15, 2015

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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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

Oregon attorney general listening session on profiling

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Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Testimony from local residents on profiling

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum held a listening session on the issue of police profiling.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 3)

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:00pm - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00am
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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)

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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)

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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

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Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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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*.


From Marches to Breaking Windows: Talk About Tactics

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Mon, 11/30/2009

Which tactics were appropriate.  Marches? Ones with permits? Blockading streets with lockdowns? How about breaking windows of corporate buildings. Would the world have heard of the dissent in this country without these tactics? Hear the voices of activists with divergent points of view.

Music by Dave Rovics

Ala' Jaradat on the issue of Palestinian political detainees

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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.

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Tue, 09/08/2009

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

Board Candidate Forum - Part 1

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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

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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.


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