News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Native People and Climate Change

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Mon, 10/12/2015
Zoltán Grossman, Professor of Geography and Native Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, discusses some ongoing alliances between Native Americans and rural whites in organizing on behalf of the environment to halt mining companies, the XL pipeline, and developing responses to climate change.
  11:41 minutes (8.03 MB)

Learning from History

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Mon, 10/12/2015
Tod Sloan interviews Sandy Polishuk, oral historian and long-time activist, on the importance of historical memory in social movements, both for inspiration and for the lessons that can be learned. Polishuk is divestment lead coordinator for 350PDX. 10:43 minutes (7.36 MB)

Century Of Lies for October 11 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 10/11/2015
The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Jerry Coyne, Faith Vs. Fact

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Religion For Life
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Sat, 10/10/2015
Jerry Coyne is a professor in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago.   He specializes in understanding the origin of species. 29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)

Jon Proudstar author of Tribal Force comic book

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Thu, 10/08/2015
We sit down with Jon Proudstar to talk about natives in comic cooks and his comic Tribal Force 28:51 minutes (26.42 MB)

Metis in Space!

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Thu, 10/08/2015
We talk with Chelsea and Molly from the podcast Metis in space!  32:21 minutes (29.62 MB)

Snowden by Ted Rall - Expanded Edition

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 10/08/2015

In this expanded, web-exclusive edition of Words and Pictures, we spend an extra half-hour talking with Ted Rall about his new graphic biography of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. 63:57 minutes (25.62 MB)

Naomi Shannon Lakota club Queen

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Thu, 10/08/2015
We sit down with Naomi Shannon to talk about the lakota oyate ki club in the oregon state penitentiary. 31:54 minutes (29.2 MB)

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. 57:48 minutes (79.38 MB)

Latest Death Penalty Challenges

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Tue, 10/06/2015

On The Left and the Law:
Richard Glossip was scheduled to be put to death on October 3rd in Oklahoma but his execution was stayed because the state got  the wrong cocktail of drugs to kill him. Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the importance of this case, including evidence that Richard Glossip was actually innocent, and political challenges to the medicalizing of the death penalty. 

9:16 minutes (6.36 MB)

 

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