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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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Executive Branch Tries to Fast-Track TPP Through Congress

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/16/2014
KBOO's Rachel Bennett spoke to Alisa Simmons, Field Director for Public Citizen's World Trade Watch, about President Obama's attempts to fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress, despite the dearth of even sure Democratic support for the procedure. The secrecy surrounding the drafting of the partnership agreement is such that lawmakers have turned to WikiLeaks for information about it. 4:49 minutes (4.41 MB)

Adult Care Foster Home

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Tue, 01/14/2014
Susan Cecil has lived in Adult Care for one year. Here is a short commentary on her experiences. 1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Socialism rising, Capitalism falling

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Mon, 01/13/2014
The election of a Sociaist to the Seattle City Council and Jesse Myerson's recent article in Rolling Stone is evidence that discontent with the morass of neo-liberal capitalism is giving new life to socialist alternatives.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge examines some of the conservative reaction to this news: is it a panic reaction to the crumbling of capitalist ideological hegemony?   7:51 minutes (4.49 MB)

Kshama Sawant

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Kshama Sawant has just been inaugurated as Seattle's first socialist city council member in a century.  This is her inauguration speech.   7:51 minutes (4.5 MB)

PPS Labor Negotiations Continue, Strike Looms

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations with the teachers' union. The Portland Student Union is solidly behind their teachers and vow to walk with them on the picket line. KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with Portland Association of Teacher's President Gwen Sullivan, School Board Member Steve Buel, and student Ian Jackson. 6:14 minutes (5.71 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 13, 2014

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Mon, 01/13/2014

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole dealing with Detroit, the increasing respect for socialism in the US, why Portland public workers may strike, a new novel about death row, and why appealing to the constitution is not the way to support whistle blowers like Edward Snowden. 

To hear the whole show, use the play button below.  The hear individual segments, follow these links.  53:22 minutes (30.54 MB)

Snowden and the Law

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Mon, 01/13/2014
What is the problem with the national security state and its secret surveillance of everyone?  Is it that it is unconstitutional?  Or illegal?  What if the courts declare it legal?  In this essay published in Jacobin Magaze, read here by Clayton Morgareidge, Chase Madar argues for political and moral objections to injustice.   7:32 minutes (4.31 MB)

Portland School Board Meeting Rally

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations. Groups including the Portland Student Union, parents, community members, and local union workers took part in a rally at the Monday, January 13th school board meeting. Kboo’s Joe Meyer was on the scene to talk with rally participants. 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

Meeting to Support Portland Workers

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Aggressive Portland employers are pushing several local unions toward a strike in the coming weeks. This is no accident. Unions nationwide are facing Wisconsin-style attacks targeting public employees, teachers, students and everyone who benefits from public services. Join us for a community discussion about how we can work together and take common action for the common good.

Click the play button to hear a brief announcement by Megan Hise about a meeting this Thursday to learn more.  More info is here.
2:31 minutes (1.45 MB)

Book Mole: "The Enchanted"

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden previews a soon-to-be-published novel by Portland writer Rene Denfeld.  It's called The Enchanted, and it takes place on death row.  It's a sad, yet courageous book, full of superb writing.  

More of Larry's reviews are here.  
7:40 minutes (4.39 MB)

 

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