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KBOO community radio has been bringing diverse communities together for forty years.  We offer over twenty hours per day of programs that are produced locally by volunteer community members.  This is critical for having local voices on the airwaves at a time when media ownership is consolidating and the remaining local entities turn to syndicated programs.  Furthermore we offer genuine diversity.  In a city that is over three-quarters white, we offer programming by and for Asian, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those from many other backgrounds.  We put youth (with a part-time youth coordinator assisting), veterans, and the disabled on the air.  And we bring these communities together on and off the air!

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The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 01

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Tue, 09/01/2015
This is episode 1 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama/comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall, which reflects upon the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 49:16 minutes (45.1 MB)

The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 02

program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2015
This is episode 2 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall, which reflects upon the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 42:19 minutes (38.75 MB)

The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 03

program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2015
This is episode 3 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Corvallis resident and independent producer Dan Crall.   
 
This episode features a father and son walking near their home in the forest, discussing family and social matters, even in the face of Dad's humorous medical condition.
40:22 minutes (36.96 MB)

ShellNo protest in Portland while Obama visits Alaska

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2015
 
President Obama is in Alaska today for a meeting with world leaders about climate change in the Arctic.
He was met by hundreds of protesters challenging his decision to allow Shell Oil to drill in the Arctic – a move they say will greatly increase climate change, and is likely to result in difficult-to-access oil spills.
In Portland, a rally and march was held mid-day today in solidarity with the Alaskan activists.
The group Shell No! organized the event, which included a funeral procession and die-in for the Arctic at the federal building in downtown Portland. 9:07 minutes (12.52 MB)

Robert M. Price, The Historical Bejeezus, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, and Preaching Deconstruction

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Religion For Life
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Mon, 08/31/2015
One of the most interesting (and entertaining) scholars with two Ph. D.'s, Robert M. Price, talks with me about three books: The Historical Bejeezus: What A Long Strange Quest It Has Been, The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, and Preaching Deconstruction: Sermons Employing the Deconstructive Philosophy of Jacques Derrida and The Death of God Theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The question is: how critical can you go? Taking critical methods of interpreting scripture and turning over every dogmatic stone, Robert M. Price exposes Jesus and Paul as composite literary characters. If Jesus of the gospels is mythical all the way down and Paul's letters were written by a patchwork of authors, what is one to preach? 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Liberal Anxieties

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Mon, 08/31/2015
The modern bureaucratic state was built during the New Deal and World War II by liberals who had doubts about a big state with a big bureaucracy. Anne Kornhauser tells the story in her book Debating the American State: Liberal Anxieties and the New Leviathan, 1930-1970. Here she talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about how efforts to reduce and control bureaucracy differed on the right and the left, and about how to democratize the state. 21:31 minutes (14.78 MB)

Refusing Capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 08/31/2015

Capitalism depends on addiction to consumer goods, argues Colin Todhunter in his piece in Counterpunch, "Refusing Capitalism", read for us here by Tom Becker.

5:51 minutes (4.02 MB)

Does Too Much Choice Paralyze Us?

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Mon, 08/31/2015
Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan examine psychologist Barry Schwartz' thesis in The Paradox of Choice - that having so many choices in consumer society makes us miserable.  They offer more compelling angles on the psychology of choice and economic behavior drawing on Marx and Marcuse.
22:52 minutes (15.7 MB)

Unist'ot'en camp continues to resist pipelines, work crews and the RCMP as tensions rise

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Mon, 08/31/2015
For six years, the Unist'ot'en clan has maintained a camp to guard their traditional territory in what the Canadian State claims as northern "British Columbia."

The camp is located in a valley where several proposed fracked gas and tar sands oil pipelines would pass, and the camp's presence has thus far impeded their construction.

The Unist'ot'en are part of the Wet'suwet'en people, who occupy a large swath of unceded territory, whose aboriginal title has never been extinguished, and has even been affirmed by colonial Canadian courts.
16:56 minutes (15.5 MB)

 

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