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Good on yer, Krugman

 Continuing on a theme, congratulations to Paul Krugman of the New York Times for his Nobel prize in economics. For my money, Krugman for many years now has been the best columnist on the Times' op-ed page, and one of the best in the business, period. His liberalism comes in large part from a place that is grounded in hard economics, which makes him both hard to refute, and able to refute mindless conservative free-market dogma.

For example, since the brouhaha over the uber-costly financial bailout erupted a couple of weeks ago, Krugman has been hitting hard on the need for taxpayers to receive an equity stake in return for their rescue of investment in the financial sector. And now it looks like it's going to happen.

Let's hope Paulson & Co. keep reading their Krugman.

-A

Good on yer, McClatchy

 Throughout the prolonged surreal turn that has been the Bush Years, McClatchy News Service has been one of the few print media outlets to practice a consistently high level of journalism. The work of two McClatchy reporters was profiled in Bill Moyers' seminal documentary, Buying the War.

To say that the McClatchy reporters put their colleagues to shame is an understatement.

In a rare salute to journalism that matters, to journalism as a necessary functioning part of a free society, McClatchy's Washington bureau chief, John Walcott. received the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. Here's his acceptance speech.

Are you listening. NY Times? ABC? NBC? WaPost? CBS? CNN? Errrr, Fox?

-A 

October 2008 Web Report

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October 2008 Web Report

Marc de Giere, Web Assistant
 
Website

Roger upgraded our web hosting some time ago to a more dedicated machine and overall, the speed and performance of the website has improved and been more dependable. There have been a few remaining errors with playlists and the splash page we created for the drive, but nothing too major.

Calmer Waters

Saturday, October 4th's show was wwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy better than the September 27th show because I felt better about the music.  The music spoke to me during the week as I spent nearly 4 hours in preparation just listening to the type of music I prefer.  Doing that lead me to a deeper feeling of solitude during the actual delivery.  I didn't feel wiped out by what I was lplaying/listening to like I did last weekend.  Last weekend I had music that weighed me down and actually gave me a headache.  When you run the board, make the announcements, select songs to play, try to match tempos, answer the phone, let people in the building, keep your logs, and remember what CD player you put the next song in, all that al

Like W, but with ambition

 Rolling Stone just put on an article on Sen McCain, which is as damning and devastating as most any piece of journalism I can recall. St. John is revealed as a short-tempered, misogynistic narcissist who differs from Dubya primarily on the basis of his ambition. Oh yeah, Dubya is apparently a better pilot.

Most of all the piece completely deconstructs the ubiquitous Maverick Myth that McCain has deployed around himself like armor. There is nothing there at all. He has backtracked and and sold out every one of his vaunted principals, flip-flopped on virtually every issue on which he has claimed to be resolute -- campaign finance, kowtowing to secial interests, his position on the war, and on and on. Even on torture, an issue that carries street cred for him, he cravenly helped broker a deal with the White House that effectively annuls the Geneva Conventions.

McCain is a liar and a fraud. Worse, he's a dangerous and aggressive ideologue with twin Napoleon and Daddy complexes. You think Dubya has been a disaster? McCain would the same or worse -- only smarter and more belligerent.

-A

 

Jumped In With Both Feet

Well, I sat in the hot seat last weekend, Saturday, September 27, as I hosted my first music show; filling in for Deena...thanks to Brooke, my partner in crime that night, I wouldn't have gotten through that first hour without you...thanks again.  I'm hoping I can develop another voice by jumping in where I can while attempting to carve out a show that has an impact or at least some meaning.  Either in a talk show, interview style format with Bread and Roses, which airs Friday at 6pm or discovering messages in the music that can be called out and left for the listeners to ponder...planting the seed...food for thought. 

NEWS FROM THE BOARD- LAST YEAR'S ELECTION 2008

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News from the Board

Our Annual Membership Meeting took place on Sunday September 28th at Liberty Hall. We had a lively meeting of members and volunteers with great discussion on the goings on at our station. Ice cream sundaes were enjoyed and of course the results of the election were announced.

Congratulations to new Board Members: Backy Chiao, Joe Azavedo, Genevieve Matthews,   Erin Brand, Eric Robinson, Anthony Petchel and Scott Forrester. They will be joining Jamilah Bourdon, Ivonne Rivera, Mark Allyn, Jay Theimeyer, and Judy Arielle Fiestal to form the 12 member KBOO Board of Directors. In addition both bylaws were passed by the membership.

Here is the breakdown on the election:

KBOO Annual Membership Meeting

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TAKE NOTE- THERE ARE NOW ONLY 8 CANDIDATES RUNNING  FOR THE BOARD POSITIONS-

JENNY WEINSTEIN HAS WITHDRAWN HER CANDIDACY.

KBOO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SUNDAY SEPT. 28TH AT 2PM
LIBERTY HALL

Dirty Burly Bitch Show - Dirty Queer benefit for Bitch Magazine

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Dirty Queer is October 10th, but before that, join the lovely and talented sahara dunes, of Burly Girl Productions, and the dirty queer crew in throwing a benefit for

lipstick is a petroleum product

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For the Old Mole September 15, 2008

I’m here to confess that I have been as mesmerized as anyone by the Republican nominee for vice president.

In the words of Fafblog,

there's a brand new political superstar on the scene and she's tough as nails and the media won't leave her alone and she's a rough-and-tumble Alaskan hockey mom and why are they asking all these questions and she is the pure reincarnation of the invincible Anglo-Saxon frontier earth mother and stop picking on her!

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