Media

Mediaocrity

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/25/2008

Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

58:28 minutes (23.42 MB)

Circle A Radio

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Wed, 12/17/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We listen to the work of dearly departed Studs Terkel

Tonight we explore the wide archives of interviews that Studs Terkel conducted during his prolific life as a  author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Melinda Bernert looks behind the media, local and national. Today's topics include "The Incredible Shrinking Oregonian;" and a look at how CNN is trying to get newspapers to drop the Associated Press, why that's bad and what it means for Portland and other local areas. We'll also hear a critique of the plan of the new Chair of the FCC to sell one-fourth of the Internet. 

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dennis Bernstein speaks with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about Obama's decision to keep Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense and with Project Censored's Peter Phillips about his recent trip to Venezuela for the elections there.

CAIR on Anti Arab Statement by Father of Rahm Emanuel

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/18/2008

President-elect Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for a racial slur made by his father Benjamin.
Last week the father of Rahm Emanuel stated in an interview with an Israeli paper, “Obviously he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to be mopping floors at the White House.”
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination called for Emanuel to renounce his father's statement, which he has now done.
Ibrahim Hooper, with the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg on the issue.

3:07 minutes (2.85 MB)

FAIR vs. Fox

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/12/2008

The media watchgroup FAIR, or Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, challenged Fox News on the accuracy of its pre-election reporting.
Fox responded with an attack on the media watchgroup, saying that Fox had no control over what its pundits said - in this case, referring to their own employees Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Peter Hart, from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, says that the reaction of Fox executives to the accusation of bias was typical.
 

2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

"YOU ARE THERE-1968"

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 Hey there all you "Old-Timers" ( and You "Young-Ones" too) -

Don't Miss the VINYL PAJAMA PARTY™©® this  week (11/25) 3 am till 530 am 

To observe KBOO's 40th Year on the air, Brian and his special guest will bring you 

"YOU ARE THERE-1968"

Listen in as we give up the best that '68 had to offer: Music,Pop Culture, and even TV shows!!!!!!

How will he do it? 

Tune in and find out

That's this coming EARLY Tuesday morning at 3:00 (a.m.)

 

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 11/14/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

The Murder of Independent Journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Radiozine
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Mon, 10/27/2008

October 27th marks the second anniversary of the murder of independent journalist Brad Will in Oaxaca, Mexico.  The Mexican government has marked the occasion by arresting a number of activist leaders and charging them with Brad's murder.

24:52 minutes (22.77 MB)
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