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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erin Yanke at (503) 231-8032 x221 to get involved!
Field Recording Trip to Rosa Parks Elementary School to record their 3rd Grade Writers Group, sponsored by Community of Writers.
- Title: Rosa Parks Elementary School Community of Writers Group
- Date: 3/25
- Year: 2009
- Length: 9:03 minutes (8.29 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
I got the pleasure of co-interviewing a judge from El Salvador back in March, 2009. This is a pretty rough edit (unfortunately my Spanish is only rudimentary making it difficult to edit this well) but a fascinating topic! I hope to be posting more of the interview online as I continue to work on it!
The main focus of the interview was about gang violence in El Salvador- including how the judicial system is often corrupt when dealing with such issues.
The interviewee asked to remain anonymous.
- Title: Raw interview with a Judge from El Salvador
- Length: 7:46 minutes (7.11 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Katrina, Zoe, and BreAna disuss the "Music with Reason" class wtih student composers Laura and Alex, and their teacher Tyler. We also sample some of their compositions.
- Title: Centennial Learning Center
- Length: 22:32 minutes (20.63 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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.
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
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.
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.
January 2008 – Books
-Zoe Interveiws Mel about her Bookstore Cat Smedly
-Emily reads her story “Birthday Memories”
-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
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.
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.
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.
-- 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.
-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.
-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.
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
-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
-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
-Erin does a school profile on the Village Free School.
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
James and Rhythm interview John from Resolutions NW
Emily and Lindsey do a school profile on New Urban High School
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
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
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.
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
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
Zoe commentary about cats and Catnip
Woodmere Youth Action Group
Jefferson Student Commentary 3
Annie – Last Day of High School
Margaret –Last Day of High School
Jefferson Student commentary 4
Ben 2 Interviews Alec about straight edge
Margaret interviews Andrew, youth talent
Jefferson Commentary 5