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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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Keith Raines Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 01/29/2014
Judge Keith Raines is a non-partisan and a sitting judge for Oregon's 20th Judicial Dist. Circuit Court in Washington County. He is a running for re-election.  He talked with Don Merrill about judicial activism, running a court on a tight budget and how sharing his own mistakes with the people standing before him is a good thing.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:48 minutes (27.29 MB)

Andrew Spencer from FairVote on truly democratic elections

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Andrew Spencher of FairVote about the politics of how our elections actually happen. Bill starts by pointing out that democracy is much more than elections, but that they are still relevant. Andrew talks about what FairVote is and is trying to do, fair elections and the recent president commission report, and new systems of voting (like instant Run Off Voting).
15:16 minutes (6.12 MB)

Comedy Night at the Red and Black

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Joe Clement talks with Lif Bowers about an open-mic comedy night at the Red and Black Cafe (SE 12th and Oak) happening on Wednesday the 29th 7-10pm. Union members, workers at co-ops, and those with Food Cards can enjoy discounts on food and drink. 

It is taking the place of Music for the Working Class this month, but plans for repeats of the event have not been made. Joe and Lif talk about the event and why humor should be an important part of radical politics.  7:39 minutes (3.06 MB)

Wolf of Wall Street Syndrome, Neoliberalism & Toxic Individualism

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Clayton Morgareidge reads Chris Masiano's incisive take on the toxic individualism of neoliberalism and how it undermines our collective sensibilities. Published first in Jacobin as Chicken Soup for the Neoliberal Soul, then in Salon as Wolf of Wall Street Syndrome. 6:29 minutes (2.6 MB)

Richard Sherman and Solidarity in Sports

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Bill Resnick offers a commentary on Richard Sherman's boastful remarks after a monumental play in which he kept the other team from scoring a crucial touchdown. The remarks have been ill-recieved in a not so subtly racist vein, as evidenced by the tongue-in-cheek usage of "thug" to describe Sherman, but Bill focuses on the decline of civility in sports that he says Sherman's situation helps to illustrate. Rather than coming down on Sherman though, Bill reminds listeners of how it used to be that football players would immediately shake hands after their games to cool off, show respect, and diffuse the competative drives of the game. 9:10 minutes (3.67 MB)

The NSA is an Apparatus of Class War

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Clayton Morgareidge reads three articles on the national security state. The first by Gleen Greenwald appears in Common Dreams. The second, by Tom Dispatch, appears in Portside. The final one by Noam Chomsky appears in Salon. The collectively make the point that the national security state is an apparatus of class power that cannot be meaningfully reformed. Here is an excellent excerpt from Greenwald's analysis of Obama's recent promise to "reform" the NSA. 8:34 minutes (3.43 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour January 27 2014

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Mon, 01/27/2014
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole and we hear:

53:55 minutes (21.6 MB)

Stand with Teachers for Racial Equity (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/27/2014
The Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign, with the Portland Parent Union and the Portland Student Union, held a press conference prior to the January 21st school board meeting, declaring that support for the Portland Association of Teachers demands for lower class sizes and wrap-around support services, less standardized testing, an end to racist school closures, and resources targeted to low-income schools, all would help create racial equity.  The crowd of a dozen parents, teachers and students called for the board to quit stalling and settle a fair, equitable contract with the teachers.  Recording (raw audio) by Jamie Partridge. 26:45 minutes (36.73 MB)

Business Proposed to Build Solar Recumbent Bicycles in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/27/2014
A novel kind of transportation called the ‘ELF’ is coming to Portland, Oregon. The name comes from electric, light and fun. The ELF is a new style of recumbent bicycle with a solar panel shell surrounding it. Inventor and company founder Rob Cotter’s business includes plans to build the bikes where they are sold. For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with a local machinist familiar with the product. 0:58 minutes (905.31 KB)

History Of Gay Press (full version)

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Out Loud
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Thu, 01/23/2014
This is the full (1 hour, 18 min.) version of the panel discusion on The History of the Gay Press in Portland, a presentation examining the power of the LGBT press to inform and celebrate the LGBT community in Portland, featuring Renee LaChance and Rupert Kinard.

78:24 minutes (71.78 MB)

 

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