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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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Is the Anthropocene a Myth?

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Some writers on climate change use the idea of the "Anthropocene" to blame humanity in general for the degradation caused by burning fossil fuels. Andrea Malm critiques this concept in this article from Jacobin, read here in abridged form by Clayton Morgareidge. Capitalists, not humanity, are to blame.
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, argues, to the contrary, that the concept of the Anthropocene is a useful one and does not rule out pointing the finger at Capitalism. His article is here.
9:13 minutes (6.33 MB)

A Crime Against Humanity in Paris

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Tom Becker reads  Jon Queally's piece on Common Creams, "With 2°C Target Falling Swiftly Out of Sight, Inaction on Climate is a 'Crime Against Humanity”.  Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams..  World leaders will be meeting in Paris, but with little prospect for meaningful action.
7:23 minutes (5.07 MB)

Century Of Lies for June 7 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 06/07/2015
This week on Century Of Lies we talk with Dale Sky Jones of Oaksterdam University, and former NORML national director Professor Jon Gettman of Shenandoah University. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Probable cause podcast #10

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Fri, 06/05/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi

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News In Depth
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Thu, 06/04/2015
Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
          The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
          The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)

Refueling the Columbia Generating Station

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/04/2015
An active nuclear power plant in Washington state is being refueled.
Washington’s Columbia Generating Station, or C.G.S will be refueled using raw radioactive material.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that radiation levels in the area will increase significantly, but that the equipment used to measure that radiation will be completely shut down during the refueling process.
KBOO’s Nathan Behensky spoke with Miriam German of No Nukes Northwest about the plant’s current problems and the future of nuclear power in Oregon and Washington. 15:49 minutes (14.48 MB)

Glenn Waco on the Last Thursday Shooting and Gentrification

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/04/2015
The Last Thursday shooting on NE 20th and Alberta St. has led to a police response that may do more harm than good.
          After people were seen taking selfies near the crime scene, two black men were arrested while helping one of the three shooting victims.
         In the meantime, the Portland Police Bureau is adding six new officers to its Gang Enforcement team. The Chief of Police says it will help curb the rise in gun violence.          4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

Karin Lazarus Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 06/04/2015
Coloradan Karin Lazarus had a brainstorm in 2009, start a bakery with pastries that are infused with marijuana.  In 2013, NY Magazine called her, "the Queen of the Munchies" said she's "brought a pastry chef’s savvy to the world of pot brownies"  Her new cookbook, called the "Sweet Mary Jane cookbook" has 75 pot infused recipies.  Karin Lazarus talked with Don Merrill about why she started making marijuana pastries, her steep learning curve and why she hopes every state eventually allows medicinal marijuana dispensaries.
27:23 minutes (25.07 MB)

One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

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Wed, 06/03/2015
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon. 56:51 minutes (78.07 MB)

 

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