News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Words and Pictures
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Fri, 12/12/2014
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer. 42:20 minutes (16.96 MB)

Lauren Regan: Earth Day to May Day

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
Today is earth day, a celebration of life on earth and a call to action to save the planet.  The day began in 1970, as the first wave of the environmental movement in the U-S was at its height.

This year, cities across the country are planning ten days of action under the theme ‘From Earth Day to May Day’, to try to bring together issues of environmentalism and labor rights.  KBOO spoke with Lauren Regan, one of Oregon’s main organizers in the Global Climate Convergence days of action. 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)

Matt Zodrow of WHITLANDIA

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
In the KBOO studios: Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald the creators of the upcoming documentary project “WHITELANDIA”. The film plans to document Black Oregon and the many turns the state has taken on race relations, and KBOO news in-depth wanted to ask the questions on what the purpose of this docu-film seeks to get across to the residents in Portland and abroad. Whiteland has a Kick-Starter program to raise funds for the film: 
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitelandia/whitelandia-black-orego...
17:44 minutes (16.23 MB)

Matt Zodrow of WHITELANDIA

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
In the KBOO studios: Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald the creators of the upcoming documentary project “WHITELANDIA”. The film plans to document Black Oregon and the many turns the state has taken on race relations, and KBOO news in-depth wanted to ask the questions on what the purpose of this docu-film seeks to get across to the residents in Portland and abroad. Whiteland has a Kick-Starter program to raise funds for the film: 
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitelandia/whitelandia-black-orego... 17:44 minutes (16.23 MB)

Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions

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Tue, 04/22/2014
Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions.

KBOO's Joe Meyer put together an Aretha-themed show including audio from:
City Hall Vox Pop
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Citizen Testimony
Environmental Scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer
Pro and No Fluoride doctors Phillip Wu and Rick North
Neighbors with lawn signs
and Clifford Walkeer of the NAACP



29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Vern Rutsala, "Surfaces"

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Tue, 04/22/2014
Oregon poet Vern Rutsala, who died at the age of 80 this month, appreared on the Old Mole Variety Hour in 1992 to read and discuss his poem "Surfaces" about touring the H.M.S. Victory.  Here Clayton Morgareidge remembers that occasion and reads the poem.   4:18 minutes (2.46 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 21, 2014

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Mon, 04/21/2014


Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Earth Day special edition of the Old Mole.  It includes discussions of climate change and what must be done about it, the dangers of copper mining, a review of the big new flood movie "Noah", and a poem by the late Vern Rutsala about looking behind the surfaces of monuments.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below.  To hear individual segments, follow these links:

1.  Activist and writer Jeremy Brecher talks with Bill Resnick about the latest science on climate change and what must be done.

52:16 minutes (29.91 MB)

Dennis Richardson Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/21/2014
Dennis Richardson is a Republican lawmaker in the Oregon legislature who wants to be Oregon's next Govenor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why Cover Oregon needs to be scrapped, why trade with China is essential to Oregon's economy and why a baseball analogy best applies to the current govenor.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:50 minutes (27.31 MB)

Cascadia Confluence - launching earth week in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/21/2014
Tomorrow is earth day, and people across the world are organizing two weeks of action to bring attention to the issue of climate change, and the urgent need to take radical action for the future of life on earth.

The movement is called ‘Earth Day to May Day’, and it aims to bring together issues of the environment with issues of labor and workers.

In Portland this past weekend, to kick off earth week, A Bioregional Confluence was organized by the Cascadia Brach of Portland at Portland State University. The Gathering was dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity and community resilience.
3:37 minutes (3.32 MB)

Climate Change Action

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Mon, 04/21/2014
What can be done to make the necessity of radical action to prevent catastrophic climate change obvious to everyone?  Jeremy Brecher of the Labor Network for Sustainability talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the latest science on global warming and what can and must be done.   15:53 minutes (9.09 MB)

 

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