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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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Anita Brown Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 05/19/2014
Anita Brown is a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon's 5th Congressional District. She talked with Don Merrill about how she believes that everyone should have the right to own but not necessarily carry guns into public spaces, how gay marriage is a civil rights issue and how she would engage colleagues who disagree with her facts with "love". *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)

Oregon Marriage Equality Decision

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2014
A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban today, marking the 13th legal victory for gay marriage advocates since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned part of a federal ban.
State officials earlier refused to defend Oregon's voter-approved ban and said they wouldn't appeal.
The National Organization for Marriage sought to intervene, but both U.S. District Judge Michael McShane in Eugene and a federal appeals court rejected its attempts to argue in favor of the ban.
Many county clerks in the state began carrying out same-sex marriages almost immediately after Monday's ruling. 26:50 minutes (12.28 MB)

Title IX and campus rape

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Mon, 05/19/2014
Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile, Director of the Gender Studies Program at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, regarding the use of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act (which guarantees an equal right to education) to address problems of sexual assault on college campuses. They also touch on bystander intervention and anti-sexist education of men by groups like Men Can Stop Rape.

15:02 minutes (6.89 MB)

Economics Students revolt against neoclassical orthodoxy

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Mon, 05/19/2014
Tom Becker reads from Pete Dolack's article,"Challenging the Ruling Economic Orthodoxy: Economics Students Begin to Revolt,"  about the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics, demanding that schools begin teaching alternatives to neoclassical economic theories.

7:20 minutes (3.36 MB)

Reed College Fossil Fuel Divestment a Spoof

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program: 
Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2014
According to the Portland Tribune, Reed College announced during commencement ceremonies this morning that they are following Stanford’s lead and divesting from fossil fuel companies.
According to Reed College spokesman Kevin Meyers, this was a spoof.
Given that the commencement speaker was Igor Vamos of the Yes Men, smart money is on the spoof.
KBOO’s Jimmy Tardy was on the scene and captured this audio of Mr Vamos. 3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Book Mole: Love and Horror in the American West

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Mon, 05/19/2014
Larry Bowlden reviews Love and Terror on the Howling Road to Nowhere by Poe Ballantine, which mixes personal memoir with the mystery of his neighbor's violent death in small-town Nebraska. Read with other recent writing about the American West, Ballantine's book reveals how, in Larry's words, "conventional morality so often teams up with economic exploitation to subjugate people and to strip the land."

6:50 minutes (3.13 MB)

19 May 2014 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 05/19/2014

Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this episode, which includes a discussion of the fight for the $15/hour minimum wage in Portland and beyond, a report on economics students around the world demanding alternatives to failed neoclassical orthodoxies, a review of a memoir of life in the West, and a discussion of the use of Title IX to address sexual violence on college campuses.

Bill Resnick talks with Justin Norton-Kertson about the Portland campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour
53:12 minutes (24.35 MB)

Alissa Keny Guyer Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Sun, 05/18/2014
Alissa Keny Guyer is a Democrat running for re-election in Oregon House District 46. She talked with Don Merrill about her eagerness to work on issues related health disparaties for people of color, her concern over the corrupting influence of lobbying groups on her colleagues and her anticipation that in light of the departures from the legislature, she will see more players on the field working to score for her progressive team. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)

Wally Hicks Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Sat, 05/17/2014
Wally Hicks is a legislator currently serving House District 3 but he is leaving the Oregon legislature this year to run for the Josephine County Council. He talked with Don Merrill about why he is leaving the legislature to spend more time with his family, how by any measure, Oregonians may be under-represented in Salem and how, consequently, Oregonians are probably getting the representation they are paying for. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Kathleen O'Brien Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014
Kathleen O'Brien is a Democrat running for the seat in House District 42.  She talked with Don Merrill about her passion for the rights of the disabled, her desire to advance the Progressive agenda in the Oregon legislature and her determination to better support teachers and reduce class size.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

 

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