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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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program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
November Ubu was replaced with this investigative report, where Bob Crawley determines whether the Crowley cult has infilitrated the KBOO community radio station., " .

Also, another episode of the City That Once Worked. 60:33 minutes (55.44 MB)

Tampa activists block Israeli boat in protest

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
A coalition of peace activists blockaded an Israeli ship in Tampa this weekend, including a direct action by Dezeray Lyn, who locked her neck to a parked car with a u-lock.

The action in Tampa is the latest in a series of protests known as ‘Block the Boat’.
Groups have successfully blocked or delayed Israeli ships in Oakland California, Seattle Washington, Longview Washington, and Vancouver BC.
The Tampa blockade is targeting the Israeli-owned vessel ‘Zim Savannah’, which is owned by Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

Protesters say the blockades are a pressure tactic aimed at trying to get Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land.
12:17 minutes (11.25 MB)

FERGUSON - What really happened? Race & Police Accountability (raw audio)

program date: 
Sat, 11/01/2014
"What Really Happened in Ferguson, MO" -- Race & Police Accountability Forum, sponsored by the Albina MInisterial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform at Maranatha Church on Nov. 1, 2014, featuring Rev. Robert O. White of Ferguson's "Clergy United".  This audio is the entire 2 hour program, including uplifting music by Marilyn Keller, the featured speaker, questions and answers, and a local panel including Jo Ann Hardesty, Dan Handleman, Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, and Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel. 125:13 minutes (114.64 MB)

KBOO speaks with friends of 14-year old Orwa Hammad,killed by Israeli forces

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 10/31/2014
The recent escalation in Jerusalem follows the  killing of a fourteen year old boy, Orwa Hammad, by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
Orwa was a Palestinian-American who grew up spending time in both New Orleans and the West Bank.  KBOO spoke with two of Orwa’s friends in New Orleans
18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Kaia Sand at the Watch Files Project

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Kaia Sand joins Norm to talk about the Watcher Files Project, an artistic collaboration exhibit and performance based on police surveillance files of Portland activists in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 10:54 minutes (9.98 MB)

Author Interview: Ben Parzybok & Sherwood Nation

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Following Larry’s review of his novel, Ben Parzybok joins Norm Diamond to discuss themes of social transformation and leadership raised by his Portland-based SHERWOOD NATION. 19:44 minutes (18.07 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Norm Diamond hosts this episode and we hear: 60:26 minutes (55.33 MB)

Debate on Portland Mercury's (and other papers') postion on Measure 92

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods.  On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)

News story on Measure 92, Monday October 27

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
(Longer version of interviews for this news story can also be found here: http://kboo.fm/content/debateonportlandmercurysandotherpaperspostiononmeasu)

As next Tuesday’s election approaches, a number of ballot measure races in Oregon look like they’re going to be very close.
 One of the more contested initiatives, Measure 92, would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
It’s gotten added media attention because of large financial contributions from chemical and agricultural corporations, making it the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. 9:39 minutes (13.25 MB)

Book Mole: Sherwood Nation

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies.  6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)

 

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