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News from the Board- January 2009

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We would like to re-welcome Louis Sowa as our twelfth seated board member. Louis pinch hitted last year and served on the board for half a year. He will be serving a two year term having been appointed to the position vacated by Jay Theymeier. Louis is a tremendous help around the station in the engineering department and you can sometimes hear him on the air with Indian World. We appreciate all the great contributions that Louis is making to the station. Welcome Louis!

Job Posting: Graphic Artist / Web Template Designer

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KBOO.FM needs a new look! KBOO Community Radio is looking for a graphic artist/web template designer to work with our web team to give our website a makeover. The current site is driven by Drupal, a PHP-based CMS (content management system). We're specifically looking for better ways to communicate with our audience, by using enhanced site layout and the best of current web open source technologies.

Give!Guide Results

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Thanks to everyone who sent us a donation through the Give!Guide during the last six weeks of 2008!  As anticipated, the final days were particularly exciting in terms of watching the giving results really accelerate their climb.  We ended up receiving just over $14,000, which we hand't budgeted for earlier in the year, and given our planned deficit this fiscal year, it will really help alleviate that situation.

An extra special thanks for those Give!Guide donors who becamse first-time KBOO donors; your investment in community radio is particularly important as the number and quality of free media choices continues to increase.

Introduction to Ustad Amir Khan

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On Whole World Music on January 11, 2009, Craig Burk gave this introduction to raga Marwa, sung  by Ustad Amir Khan.

Youth Collective Report: June - Dec, 2008

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Hello listeners and members, we’ve wrapped up another successful year with KBOO's Youth Collective. We’ve reached a new level of stability within the group and with new community partners, with exciting plans on the horizon.

In 2009 we saw an increase in the average age of the KBOO Youth, and now the Collective is majority teenagers. In the recent past we had a group that consisted of youth who were 19 and 20, and many who were 11 and 12.

Also within the station we have had a fair amount of school and community groups visit. In the past six months we have hosted youth from Human Solutions, a residential home outside Beaverton, youth from Helensview High School on 86th and Sumner, youth from The Pangaea Project, and youth from the Centennial Learning Center, where we did our Global Youth Service Day project last April.

Literary Feast on Out Loud Tues Jan 13th

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Out Loud is preparing a literary feast for your ears and sharing important details on some upcoming events.  (more below)

Playlist for The Long & Dusty Road 12.31.08

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Happy New Year Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
God Don't Like It (The Tallboys)
In The Middle Of Nowhere (The Meat Purveyors)
Jolie Joues Roses (Austin Pitre and His Evangeline Playboys)
Grapes Will Turn To Wine (Mighty Ghosts of Heaven)
Here We Come A-Wassailing (The Watersons)
Trouble In Mind (Greg Clarke)
Christmas In Washington (Steve Earle)
Oregon Trail (Woody Guthrie)
There's A Brown Skin Gal Down The Lane (Lisa Ornstein)
The Well (Tarnation)
Tall Trees (Dave Alvin)

Going Beyond National Health Care

Public Health: Beyond Obama
December  29, 2008

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the surrounding culture, mostly through various forms of visual and musical, artistic expressions.  The world is large, but it still finds ways to connect us and I believe the connecting point is through music.  

I played a piece by Lura, pronounced Loo-Rah, called Bida Mariadu, off the Putumayo Presents: Women of the World: Acoustic CD.  This compilation is "...an exploration of contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading female artists." http://www.putumayo.com/en/catalog_item.php?album_id=231 I always preview the songs that I play and this one was just so touching that I couldn't pass it by and then I learned more about the artist...read on...

Give!Guide Opportunity Ends Tonight!!!

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KBOO's initial Give!Guide effort is looking promising... With only a handful of hours remaining in the 2008 GiveGuide, we're rapidly closing in on our goal...and with your donation, we will get there.  If you've put it off until now, remember that this is your last chance to help KBOO through the 2008 Give!Guide.
 
Visit our webpage to find all about supporting KBOO through the Give!Guide, and see all the FREE STUFF you'll receive by doing so.  Plus your contribution to KBOO before year-end is tax-deductible for your next batch of taxes.  But you only have until (just before) midnight on Wednesday the 31st, so click here to donate.  Thanks for keeping us financially independent.

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