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 community groups that we partner with.

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

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Episode Archive

The Underground on 01/22/14

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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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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

The Underground on 06/26/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 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 05/22/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 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 04/24/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 04/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

Audio

EMOTIONS: Emotional Songs

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The Underground
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Wed, 02/22/2012

Renee compiles many emotional songs into this collage remix of emotion

  • Length: 2:13 minutes (2.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

EMOTIONS: Neuroscience and Dr. Larry Sherman

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/22/2012

Casey and James talk to Larry Sherman, a neuroscientist at OHSU, about the brain and emotional responses. This is the version that aired on the Underground. There is a bonus longer version that will be posted soon.

  • Length: 12:40 minutes (11.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

EMOTIONS: Happiness

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/22/2012

Boston reads a piece the Youth Collective member Zoe wrote about Happiness.

  • Length: 2:09 minutes (1.97 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: A Chaotic Day

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/25/2012

Renee produced this fictional piece about the most chaos possible crammed into one day!

  • Length: 2:52 minutes (2.62 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: Chaotic Situations

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/25/2012

Tyler talks to many many folks who tell us stories of chaotic situations they've found themselves in.

  • Length: 11:05 minutes (10.15 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: Entropy

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/25/2012

Saywer has an informative commentary on the laws of entropy.

  • Length: 5:58 minutes (5.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Interview with Lauren from Future Connect

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 01/25/2012

Boston did an interview with Lauren from Future Connect.

Future Connect is an initiative to eliminate barriers to attending college while providing on-going support to help students once they get there.

Future Connect is about building pathways to the future through scholarship money, career guidance and personal advising.

Future Connect is open to Multnomah County students who will have a high school diploma or GED by the end of the year and will be attending PCC starting fall term 2011.
 

  • Length: 7:53 minutes (7.22 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: Chaotic Facts

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/25/2012

Tess and Kyla run us through some random and chaotic facts...

  • Length: 1:59 minutes (1.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: Political Chaos

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/25/2012

Matthew and Gabe talk about political chaos, using China as an example.

  • Length: 1:51 minutes (1.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

CHAOS AND DISORDER: Chaos Theory

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 01/25/2012

Listen in as Casey and James explain to us Chaos Theory!

  • Length: 9:26 minutes (8.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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09/26/2007

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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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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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The Underground
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06/27/2007

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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The Underground
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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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