KBOO Audio Archives

History of Portland's Loyal Legion

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Old Mole and labor historian, Norm Diamond, offers some critical history surrounding the namesake of a hip new bar in Portland, Loyal Legon. Rather than a union in any good faith sense of that word, the Loyal Legon of Loggers and Lumbermen were a creation of the US military. The "loyal legon" were formed to break strikes and organizing efforts against poor conditions in the timber industries, union activity that threatened profit and war-production. 7:42 minutes (7.04 MB)

Snow Days Under Socialism

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Tue, 02/02/2016
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a Jacobin magazine article, "Snow Days Under Socialism"

All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?

8:37 minutes (7.88 MB)

Book Mole: The House Girl

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. 5:29 minutes (5.03 MB)

Syrian Peace Summit

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Bill Resnick talks with David Finkle about the history and various contexts surrounding the violent conflicts in Syria, including the prospects of peace suggested by summit in Syria.

Finkle edits "Against the Current" and writes about the Middle East
19:28 minutes (17.82 MB)

I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/01/2016
I MIGHT LIKE S.E.X. IF I KNEW WHAT IT STOOD FOR: In this 50s sitcom, secretary Doris plots how to woo her clueless boss,  Rock, into marriage, and hilarity and hijinx ensue.  Originally aired on The Ubu Hour on Feb 1, 2016, this radio play was written and produced by Martin Dodge. 19:03 minutes (26.17 MB)

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016. 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 131

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Upside Downtrodden
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Mon, 02/01/2016
59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

Joseph Lumbard, The Study Qur'an

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 01/31/2016
In the second in my series, "Islam 101: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" I speak with Joseph Lumbard.  He is the General Editor of The Study Qur'an:  A New Translation and Commentary. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for January 31 2016

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 01/31/2016
This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Live From Burns, OR: Report-back on the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

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Wed, 01/27/2016
 Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. 54:00 minutes (74.16 MB)
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