KBOO Audio Archives

Noon Headline 02/28/2014

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Fri, 02/28/2014
4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)

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. 6:24 minutes (5.85 MB)

PSU Student Union members interviewed about impending PSU teacher strike

program: 
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. 5:56 minutes (5.43 MB)

Charles Eisenstein: "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible"

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Fri, 02/14/2014
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. 27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)

Radical Musicology: the politics and music of Pete Seeger

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Joe Clement talks with Brad Duncan about Pete Seeger's life growing up as a "red diaper baby", his own communist politics, and vision of a liberatory praxis driven by music. This online version of their conversation contains extra material not aired live because of time constraints. It turns to questions about Seeger's anti-war and pro-war stances earlier in his career, but also the politics of the banjo itself. 24:08 minutes (22.1 MB)

Portland Student Union activist, Kate Barnes, on PPS/PAT struggle

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Bill talks with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union. They talk about what's ailing Portland's schools from the student perspective (something the mainstream media does not cover) and how they are struggling alongside their teachers for the schools our kids (they) deserve.  7:26 minutes (5.1 MB)

Book Mole: the work of Anita Brookner

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Mon, 02/24/2014
Larry Bowlden surveys the many great works of English novelist, Anita Brookner (available at your public library). Most of her main characters are intellectual middle-class women who are isolated on account of failed love, but she eschews being called a feminist. He praises Brookner for her "total command of the language", verbose but "liquid and flowing". He describes her as sympathetic to French existentialism and unable to bring herself to believe in God - though she wants to believe in "hope for deliverance" from loneliness. This existentialist theme tends toward nihilism, at least in earlier novels, than affirmation of freedom and change. 9:01 minutes (6.2 MB)

Elizabeth Thiel, PPS Teacher and Parent, on PAT/PPS contract struggle

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Mon, 02/24/2014

Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Thiel, a Portland Public School teacher and parent, about recent contract struggles. They talk about why they wanted to go on strike. She says teachers want to maintain and increase their ability to their job well. This means smaller classes, reduced workload, no more wasting money on consultants, more wrap-around services for creating education equity, challenging the standardized testing paradigm that subverts the teacher autonomy.

Elizabeth recently wrote an article for Labor Notes on this too.

 
18:04 minutes (12.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 24 2014

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Mon, 02/24/2014
 
Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear a double report from Portland Public School teachers and student activists, a review of the fiction of Anita Brookner, as well as a discussion about the politics of Pete Seeger and his music.
55:05 minutes (37.82 MB)

Last Show, with a surprise ending

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program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

We've got a surprise to end the series
As KBOO's run of The Firesign Theatre Radio draws to a close, we bring a special treat for all you Fireheads.

We've got an interview with Peter, Phil, Phil and David, recorded on November of 1970, conducted by KBOO's own Ken Jones.
In addition to hearing the interview - which hasn't been heard since its airing on KPFA in '70 - while hear Ken recount how it happened, his recollections of meeting them and more.

Thanks so much for listening to The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour. No doubt, this isn't the last we'll hear of Firesign on KBOO. 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)

 

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