KBOO's 2013 Fall Membership Drive

October 10th - 26th is KBOO's Fall membership drive. This is KBOO's major fundraising drive of the year - we are trying to raise $125,000 in just over two weeks. These semi-annual membership drives are what sustain the station and allow us to remain independent - with almost 5,000 individual contributors, we aren't beholden to advertisers or corporate influence. This allows us to remain free and open to the community for our content and vision. KBOO is YOUR community radio station! Call 877-500-5266 (KBOO) before the 26th to support us.

Listen online or on the air at 90.7 FM and donate to support Portland's community radio station!

Check out some of the thank you gifts available for your contribution of $60 or above.

Lots of amazing specials are being produced during this membership drive. The list of specials below is updated regularly, so check back often for updates. Or just check our schedule by day.

 

 

Friday October 18th, 2013

7:00 AM–8:00 PM

KBOO News and Public Affairs Day - Fall 2013

An all-day special program featuring the best of KBOO's public affairs programming of 2013, including a recent talk by Bill McKibben of 350.org in Portland, how people are organizing to confront climate change, KBOO archives and much much more. The day begins at 7 am with Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, and continues until 8 pm.

Don't miss Bread and Roses at 6 to hear the stories of two incredible women leaders, Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, advocating for the victims of domestic violence in the U.S and abroad. And we finish off the day with a 2013 speech by black radical academic Angela Davis. Stay tuned for updates on this amazing all-day extravaganza!

Saturday October 19, 2013

6:00 - 9:00 AM

Two All Star Duos Featured On Swing & Country

Wayne and Kathy will be featuring music from the CD Memories And Moments, a collaboration between Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, and the CD Old Yellow Moon a collaboration between Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. These artists are seasoned veterans in their craft and at the top of their game. Available as membership gifts will be six copies of each CD and one pair of tickets to each of the duo's upcoming appearances in Portland.

Monday October 21, 2013

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any indication, too often it does just the opposite. By funding development projects and programs that warm the planet and destroy critical natural resources on which the poor depend, the Bank has been hurting the very people it claims to serve. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Bruce Rich, author of Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction, which depicts how the World Bank is a microcosm of global political and economic trends—powerful forces that threaten both environmental and social ruin. We'll find out how the Bank has reinforced these forces, undercutting the most idealistic attempts at alleviating poverty and sustaining the environment, and damaging the lives of millions.

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Inmates Perform 'King Lear'

Karen James is joined in a one-hour special by Johnny Stallings, Executive Director of Open Hearts Open Minds. After giving performances at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, Oregon, Johnny began facilitating weekly dialogues with the inmates. In 2008, at the prisoners’ request, they began rehearsals for a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Since then, Johnny has produced an annual theatrical performance by TRCI inmates. Excerpts of this year’s play, King Lear, performed in September, will be heard along with interviews with the performers.

Friday October 25, 2013

1:30 - 3:00 PM

REM guitarist Peter Buck & Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson crate-dig for KBOO!

One of the biggest music fans to ever become a big music star is R.E.M.'s genre-defining guitarist, and part-time Portlander, Peter Buck. In support of our Fall Membership Drive, Peter and Mississippi Records' Eric Isaacson pull up a seat in the Songcircle to spin some of their old - and maybe your new? - favorite records.

 

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