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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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HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Portland Water Bureau's David Shaff on Portland's E.Coli Contamination

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
 
Portland Water Bureau continues to deal with the E.coli contamination by observing federal regulations for public safety.  Portland is underway covering Powell Butte and Kelly Butte reservoirs.
For more on this story we turn to Barbara Nelson for KBOO evening news who spoke with David Shaff of the Portland Water Bureau:
6:18 minutes (5.77 MB)

Timbers Stadium Providence Field Naming Controversy

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The group ‘health care for all Oregon’ plans to gather outside Portland’s city council meeting tomorrow morning to demand that the city disclose the amount of money paid by Providence healthcare to rename the Timbers stadium to “Providence Field’.
In February, the Portland Timbers announced that naming rights for its stadium had been given to Providence for an undisclosed amount.
This comes soon after Moda Health purchased naming rights to the Rose Garden for $40 million.
Health Care for all Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to health care to Oregonians without having to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, or any other cost. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)

City Council Settlement for Kayla Wilson

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014
Also at today’s city council meeting, the council approved the payment of eight hundred thousand dollars to a pregnant woman who was left brain-damaged after a nearly head-on collision in 2010.
During a trial in 2012, Jack Dean Whiteaker, the man responsible for the crash, laughed and joked as he proclaimed his innocence and denied that he was high on meth at the time of the crash.
The city was sued for failing to arrest Whitaker when he was stopped by an officer earlier that same day before he caused the crash.
 
The city will pay the family of the victim eight hundred thousand dollars to settle the multimillion dollar lawsuit. 1:35 minutes (1.44 MB)

Collage of speakers from Portland March Against Monsanto 2014

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Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014
Speakers:
-Cassie Cohn, March co-organizer, reading statement from Vandana Shiva, reknowned scientist and food safety/environmental/human rights activist from India https://www.facebook.com/MAMPDX
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
-Magdaleno Rose-Avila, long-time farmworker activist and organizer with the successful GMO Free Jackson County ballot initiative https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Jackson-County/356680184364473
Karen Swift, co-founder of the Bio-Safety Alliance http://biosafetyalliance.org/ 16:08 minutes (14.78 MB)

March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music. 90:52 minutes (83.2 MB)

Report Exposes US Fusion Centers' Spying

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has released a new report based on thousands of newly-release government documents exposing a widespread spying effort on the Occupy Wall street protests nationwide by Fusion centers used to coordinate national and local law enforcement agencies.
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors.
These officers accumulated and shared information reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy movement, from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures. 5:24 minutes (4.94 MB)

Memorial Day Poem: "Sweet and Fitting..."

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Mon, 05/26/2014
"Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country," wrote the Roman poet Horace.  World War I poet Wilfrid Owen overturns this sentiment in the light of his experiences of war in this poem read for us here by Tom Becker.   1:56 minutes (1.11 MB)

Remembering Casualties of US Health Care

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Mon, 05/26/2014
On Memorial Day, we remember the dead, and in this two-part segment, Old Moles Frann Michele and Jan Haaken remember those who have died from the lack of adequate and timely health care in our profit-driven medical system.  First, as today's Well-read Red, Frann points out that over 500 people in Oregon alone have died from lack of medical insurance, and reminds of us the continuing battle for single-payer health care going on across the country. 16:15 minutes (9.3 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2014

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Mon, 05/26/2014


Jan Haaken hosts this Memorial Day edition of the Mole in which we remember not only those who have fallen on battlefields, but those who have died from lack of access to medical care.  We also hear a conversation about how good our public schools are, giving the lie to those who run them down so they can privatize them.  All this, plus a commentary about how memories are made and remade.   
52:15 minutes (29.9 MB)

 

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