The Underground

The KBOO Youth Collective was started to create and run The Underground — the public affairs show on youth issues. The Underground first aired on May 22, 2002, and has since covered a wide range of issues affecting American youth, including unconventional schools, leaving for college, punishment, science, activism, traveling, food, cabbots, and much much more. We have regular pieces from the Pulse of Portland Music Project, NAYA, and the IRCO Stem Program.

We also have a 2 hour youth music show, Youth Randomonium, which is a showcase for Portland's incredible local youth talent. We are on the air the 4th Friday of each month from 10pm to Midnight. Send us your recordings, and we'll play them!

We are looking for people under 21 who would like to get involved in youth community radio as Reporters, Board Operators, Talent Scouts, and more!

Email advocate@kboo.org or call Erin Yanke at (503) 231-8032 x221 to get involved!

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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events
 

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Episode Archive

The Underground on 04/23/14

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 03/26/14

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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 02/26/14

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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 01/22/14

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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 12/25/13

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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 11/27/13

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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 10/23/13

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Wed, 10/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 09/25/13

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Wed, 09/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 08/28/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 07/24/13

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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

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PSU Student Union members interviewed about impending PSU teacher strike

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The Underground
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Wed, 02/26/2014
PSU Student Union members interviewed about the possibility of the PSU professors strike, and the walkout to support faculty Thursday Feb 27th.
  • Length: 5:56 minutes (5.43 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Democracy Cup

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The Underground
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Wed, 02/26/2014
S INCE 2008 Oregonians have had the opportunity to preregister to vote at age 17.
The sooner young people become engaged as voters, the more likely they are
to vote the rest of their lives, not to mention become active and engaged
members of their community.

Democracy Cup brings civics straight into junior and senior classrooms,
lunch-hours, and school wide assemblies in order to meet young Oregonians where they are and get them set on the course to being lifelong citizen leaders.

Interview by Laurel, KBOO Youth Collective.
  • Length: 6:24 minutes (5.85 MB)
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Visegrad Group PDX Children's Choirs

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The Underground
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Tue, 02/04/2014
Visegrad Group PDX is an independent association of Czech, Hungarian and Polish Saturday schools working together to promote central European cultures in Portland metro area.

With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of  mutual support of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies. Our diverse cultures coming together under one roof support an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding in our community. We higlight educational opportunities for youth and adults alike.

Visegrad Group PDX are:

Czech School of Portland
Polish Cultural Enrichment Program
Bobita Hungarian Language School
Polish-American IQPreschool
  • Length: 27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: New Avenues for Youth INK Community Profile

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The Underground
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Wed, 11/27/2013
New Avenues INK is part of New Avenues for Youth's Social Purpose Enterprise Initiative (SPEI), which was launched in 2011 as an innovative approach to generating social value and long term self-sufficiency for at risk populations by operating a portfolio of businesses that offer employment opportunities, skills training through specialized modules and, in the future, a business incubator for youth entrepreneurship.
New Avenues has increased capacity and today with the support of our community, owns and operates two Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops and New Avenues INK.

Owen does an interview with Scott and Eddie, two of the employees of New Avenues INK, where we learn about the shop, and the process of screenpriniting.
  • Length: 9:34 minutes (8.76 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: New Avenues for Youth INK Community Profile

program: 
The Underground
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Wed, 11/27/2013
New Avenues INK is part of New Avenues for Youth's Social Purpose Enterprise Initiative (SPEI), which was launched in 2011 as an innovative approach to generating social value and long term self-sufficiency for at risk populations by operating a portfolio of businesses that offer employment opportunities, skills training through specialized modules and, in the future, a business incubator for youth entrepreneurship.
New Avenues has increased capacity and today with the support of our community, owns and operates two Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops and New Avenues INK.

Owen does an interview with Scott and Eddie, two of the employees of New Avenues INK, where we learn about the shop, and the process of screenpriniting.
  • Length: 9:34 minutes (8.76 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: Ben and Jerry's Partner Shop Community Profile

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The Underground
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Fri, 11/22/2013
New Avenues for Youth runs nonprofit businesses that provide employment training opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth. Our social purpose enterprises are a key vehicle for youth to develop the skills needed to obtain permanent employment, access post-secondary opportunities, and build a pathway to long-term success. The enterprises include two Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops, and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream catering and cart business.

Ben & Jerry's PSU and Ben & Jerry’s Pioneer Square scoop delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for the people of downtown Portland. Every scoop you buy creates job opportunities for youth, so you’re making our community better, one sundae, shake, or fresh fruit smoothie at a time. AND, they cater!

Listen as Treasure talks with Dorian, Joe, and Matt tell us about Ben and Jerry's, New Avenues for Youth, and the social importance of job opportunities for at risk youth.
  • Length: 11:19 minutes (10.36 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Edgar Mendez

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The Underground
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Wed, 09/25/2013

River interviewed Edgar Mendez, Youth Technology Specialist for the Cascade AIDS Project,  about Concientizate, A Celebration of Latin@ art, culture and music to commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Come celebrate our culture, heritage and pride!

A Celebration of Latin@ art, culture and music to commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Come celebrate our culture, heritage and pride!

Live music, dance, art, free Latin-american food and much more...

Free rapid HIV testing will also be available (15 minute tests)

This year we will feature live music from:
Joaquin Lopez and Friends
Bajo Salarios
No Passengers
and Segundo Tren
with DJ Victor and a blessing from Aztec Dance group Mexica Tiahui!

And art from local artists:
Christian Barrios
Alejandro Ceballos
Hector Hernandez
Octaviano Merecias
Kirk Rea
Tali Salazar

This event is completely FREE, ADA Accessible, has gender-neutral bathrooms and is open to all ages! (You do not need to be Latin@ to attend so invite all your friends!)

For more information about the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, check out the NLAAD website:
http://www.nlaad.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/520535314683976/

  • Length: 5:16 minutes (4.83 MB)
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KBOO Youth Collective: Interview with Shanne Sowards

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The Underground
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Wed, 09/25/2013

Joshua interviewed Shanne Sowards, program director of Squires, a mentoring program for teen fathers. Their mission is to empower, encourage, and support teen fathers to provide long term emotional, physical, and financial support for their child.

 
October 12th they will have a Teen Father Workshop. For More Information, or to register, go to www.squirespdx.org

  • Length: 7:03 minutes (6.45 MB)
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Jefferson High Poets

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/26/2013

Listen to three poets from jefferson high. Recorded June, 2013

  • Length: 5:59 minutes (8.22 MB)
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Caldera

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The Underground
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Wed, 03/27/2013

KBOO Youth Advocate Erin Yanke taught a half day class with Caldera, and helped create this peice with the campers.

Caldera’s MISSION: to be a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs.

Upcoming presentations:

Caldera student photography, done with artist Elijah Hasan, will be on display at Portland Center Stage during the run of Claybourne park which starts the first week in April.

Student audio storytelling projects are available for viewing as part of the Carrie Mae Weems exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. They are on ipads in the “Kitchen Table” series at headphone stations and can be viewed on-line through their object stories page. A variety of student work, produced through the collaboration with the museum, the Northwest Film Center, Caldera and a host of teaching artists, will be part of the Portland Art Museum’s community days event on April 28th.

www.calderaarts.org

  • Length: 4:31 minutes (4.14 MB)
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Playlists

The Underground playlist for 02/27/2008

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02/27/2008

February – Change

 

Jennifer – Barack Obama as the “Change Candidate”

Henry from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the roles in his family.

Zoe – Vox Pop of Friends and family on how they plan to change the world.

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Kallisti interviews students and a teachers aid about her schools goal to be more sustainable.

Village Free School students present a radio drama.

Sayla reads a poem on Change

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Ellie and Thea – Commentary on the local All Ages Punk Scene, and how it’s changed them

Joel from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the fragility of life.

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Breana interviews Victoria, founder of Advocacy for Incarcerated Youth.

Torren from Pulse of Portland performs a rap about his goals and dreams.

Henry reads the Youth Calendar

Tabris talks about the change in her life when her sister moved away.

Kelsey and Paisley talk to some of the “New Kids” in their school.

 

The Underground playlist for 01/23/2008

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01/23/2008

January 2008 – Books

 

-Zoe Interveiws Mel about her Bookstore Cat Smedly

-Emily reads her story “Birthday Memories”

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-Jacita from the Pulse of Portland Music Project has a personal essay about her goals in life.

-Fitz, from Pulse of Portland, does a personal essay about his goals and dreams.

-Jennifer Interviews Autumn DeWilde about her newly published book on Elliot Smith

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Osmond from the Pulse of Portland has an essay about his Goals and Dreams.

BreAna interviews Osmond about his piece and about the Pulse of Portland.

Students from the Village Free School came to KBOO to talk about their favorite books.

Tabris and Paisley do a vox pop about favorite books at Abernathy School in Portland.

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Sayla reads her poem “Remember the Fields”

Kallisti interviews 2 librarians from Caitlin Gabel School

Nadine from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay about her boyfriend and how he has helped her through thick and thin.

 

The Underground playlist for 12/26/2007

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12/26/2007

December  2007 –  How to Act like an Adult

 

-Renisance Arts Academy Pulse of Portland vox pop #1 by Valerie about how music effects your life

-Kallisti interviews Scott and Ali about what kids think about being an adult, and what an adult thinks the differences are.

-Fowler Middle School visits KBOO Radio, produced by Erin Yanke.

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-- Pulse of Portland vox pop #2 by Jordan “if you were to put your life story into a song, what would you call that song?”

-Margaret Interviews Jordan about his vox pop.

-Zoe interviews Kallisti and Jazzmine about what they think an adult is.

-Emily does a commentary about turning 18 and the pressure to be an adult.

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-Pulse of Portland vox pop #3 by Diego about Kurt Cobain’s death.

-Jennifer and BreAna give advice about how to have fun like a grownup.

-Jazzmine reads her “Letter to the Editor” from the Northwest Examiner defending her school MLC.

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-Lindsey reads her commentary about the kind of adult she wants to be.

-Annie, Margaret, and Jennifer discuss being in College, and being home for Vacation.

The Underground playlist for 11/28/2007

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11/28/2007

November  2007 –  What’s In

 

-Emily does a commentary on being a “Not So Average 18 Year Old”

-Tabris does a vox pop “What is your favorite band and why”

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #1 by Jacita Walker on Hip Hop

-Erin Yanke and BreAna Loranger taught a Vox Pop class at the Oregon Peacemakers Conference, sponsored by Resolutions NW

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-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #2 by Brad White on Nerdcore in Hip Hop

-Lindsey interviews her Dad about being in Boomerang

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #3 by Joel Evers on Drugs and Alcohol in Rock Music

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-BreAna interviews Amber Hurst, a graduate of the BecomeX program.

-Moss does a live report about what bands are cool at his school.

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #4 by Simone Kalivas on Music about Losing Someone

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-Erin does a school profile on the Village Free School.

 

 

The Underground playlist for 10/24/2007

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10/24/2007

October  2007 –  Advice

Rhythm Interviews his Dad Dennis about advice on how to not annoy your parents

Tabrise and Paisely – how to be a good friend and not a weird person

Zoe – Vox Pop about things your parents told you not to do that you did anyway

BreAna interviews Timothy and Katie from Youth Line

Play Announcements

James and Rhythm interview John from Resolutions NW

Emily and Lindsey do a school profile on New Urban High School

The Underground playlist for 09/26/2007

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September  2007 –  Magical Creatures (Membership Drive)

BreAna and Zoe tell all about The Cabbot

Kalisti does a vox pop about Favorite Magical Creatures

BreAna tells the story of "Little Bighorn", the Youth Collective's Unicorn Mascot

Jennifer hosts "Fact or Fiction with Harry Potter" a live game show

BreAna interviews Lisa, Alantha, and Eli about their Unschoolers Writing Group

a song by Full Throttle, a band formed at MLC Sun Schools rock camp

Josh has a commentary on Global Warming

 

The Underground playlist for 08/22/2007

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08/22/2007

August  2007 –  End of Summer

Jonathan – Interview with his Grandma about living in a house with many different cultures

Ariel -  Commentary on the end of Summer

Amber leads a discussion about the FOCUS School at Madison High

James leads a discussion about the End of Summer

Briseda from the Renisance Arts Academy interviews Anne Weiss

Ben2 interviews Rhythm and Kalisti about Zine Camp

Girls from the Pioneer Annex discuss their high school experiences

Annie has a commentary about leaving Portland for College

Ben2 is going to college and talks about it

The Underground playlist for 07/25/2007

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07/25/2007

July  2007 –  No Theme

Jennifer reads Meritocracy, a story she wrote

Camaya and Jonathan – Profile on Friends of the Children

BreAna interviews Toni about Super SAC

Felicia – Talks about Darfur and a benefit she’s organizing to help raise funds for refugees of Sudan

Margaret interviews Bethany about her cancer, which she died from 10 days after this interview

BreAna and Zoe  - “How to pick the perfect pet”

Annie- Commentary on Feminism

Renaissance Arts Academy Profile on Level 7, a local gospel rap group.

The Underground playlist for 06/27/2007

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June  2007 –  Best of Portland

Jennifer – Review of Rembrandt Show at Portland Art Museum, Best Place To See Art

Shadow Interviews Suzanne from Hawaii Pacific University

Breana Describes her trip from Vancouver, WA to Vancouver BC, all on Public Transportation

Vicki from the Renisance Arts Academy’s Pulse of Portland Music Project does this profile on State of Mind

Hanna, Shadow, and Margaret go to the Dyke March and do interviews.

Annie interviews Katherine from La Conner Washington who is Volunteering at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.

Ben2 – Review of favorite burritos (King Burrito) pizza (Rocco’s)  Skateshop (Cal Skate)

Hanna –Community Calendar

Zoe – Piece on 5th Anniversary Party

The Underground playlist for 05/23/2007

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05/23/2007

May  2007 –  Drugs

 

Shadow Interviews Mom, 11 Years clean and sober

Jefferson Student commentary 1, by Dasha

Sean commentary about drugs

Jefferson Student commentary 2

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Zoe commentary about cats and Catnip

Woodmere Youth Action Group

Jefferson Student Commentary 3

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Annie – Last Day of High School

Margaret –Last Day of High School

Jefferson Student commentary 4

Ben 2 Interviews Alec about straight edge

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Margaret interviews Andrew, youth talent

Jefferson Commentary 5

 

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