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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Michael G. Long, Peaceful Neighbor: The Countercultural Mister Rogers

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 08/02/2015
"Fierce" is not a word one would expect to associate with Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  But Michael G. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Kayaktivists and rope-sitters block Shell's icebreaker rig

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Wed, 07/29/2015
Thirteen activists are suspended from ropes hanging from the Saint John’s bridge, more than fourteen hours after they rappelled down from the bridge early this morning.  They are supported by around 150 ‘kayaktivists’, who gathered Tuesday night in Saint Johns’ Cathedral Park to try to block a ship leased by the Shell Oil company from exiting the harbor. 
The ship, the USC Fennica, was in Portland for repairs after a gash was discovered in its hull while en route to the Arctic circle.
Jenka Soderberg has more  12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)

The Promise of Agroecology

program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2015


Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with Frédéric Mousseau about agroecology: farming, ecology, and food. Mousseau is the Policy Director at the Oakland Institute where he coordinates the Institute’s research and advocacy activities on land investment, food security and agriculture. He has conducted numerous reviews and studies on food and agriculture and authored many reports and articles on these issues. Trained as an economist, Frederic has worked as a staff member and consultant for international relief agencies for nearly two decades, including Action Against Hunger, Doctors Without Borders, and Oxfam International.

21:05 minutes (14.48 MB)

"China Dog and Other Stories..."

program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2015
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews China Dog and Other stories from a Chinese Laundry, by Judy Fong Bates. As in her perceptive and wise debut novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe,  Bates describes what it was like to grow up between two cultures. Her Chinese parents want very much for her to succeed in her Canadian home, but they also want her to keep to Chinese traditions and worry that she is becoming too Canadian. How to balance between the demands of the  lo fons (white ghost people) and the hopes and dreams of her parents? Each short story another chapter in that struggle.

For more of Larry's reviews, go here. 4:58 minutes (3.41 MB)

Why Socialism Will Not Be Boring

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Mon, 07/27/2015
Would a socialist society be a boring and mediocre world? Not so, according to Danny Katch writing on the Jacobin Magazine blog. Clayton Morgareidge reads an edited version. The complete version is here.

Image is Decor design for Gozzi’s play Princess Turandot (1922). Ignaty Nivinsky / Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow. It illustrates the vibrancy of artistic activity in the first years of the Soviet Union.
8:15 minutes (5.67 MB)

Left & the Law: Parole Politics

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program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2015
On their Left and the Law segment today, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the politics of parole boards in the U.S.. They discuss a case taken up by the Post-conviction Justice Project in California around denial of parole rights--and they look at how parole boards operate as a political site of struggle. 

Image: Folsom Prison
13:49 minutes (9.49 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 27, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2015
Tom Becker hosts the show and we learn about how agroecology can help save the planet and feed the people; about the life of early Chinese immigrants to Canada; why socialism, far from being boring, will unleash human creativity; and about the history and politics of parole and parole boards.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow the numbered links. You can also keep up with the Mole by liking us on Facebook.

1. Bill Resnick talks with economist Frederick Mousseau about the promise of agroecology.
52:39 minutes (36.15 MB)

Century Of Lies for July 26 2015

program: 
Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 07/26/2015
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sat, 07/25/2015
Hemant Mehta is the owner of the largest atheist blog on the web, The Friendly Atheist 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Abayomi Azikiwe speaks on President Obama's trip to Kenya

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 07/24/2015
President Obama took off today on his first trip as President to Kenya and Ethiopia.
The Los Angeles Times reports the U.S. has stepped up use of drone strikes in neighboring Somalia ahead of Obama’s trip. For more on U.S. drones strikes and covert operations in Somalia, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Abayomi Azikiwe from the Pan African News wire 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

 

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