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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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Lawsuit Filed Against Port of Seattle Over Shell Oil Deal

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2015
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s petitioners, about what prompted legal action and what concerns they have about the proposed lease. 5:13 minutes (2.39 MB)

Oregon Legislature Considers Aerial Pesticide Regulations

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2015
In Salem today, Oregon legislators considered a bill that will regulate the use of aerial herbicides which are sprayed from planes and helicopters in the state.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steve Peddery of Oregon Wild for more. 6:26 minutes (5.89 MB)

Probable cause podcast #2

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Wed, 03/11/2015
A commentary on life and politics by Patrick 5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)

Al Weinrub on Clean Energy Part 2

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Mon, 03/09/2015
This is the second half of Bill Resnick's talk with clean energy activist, Al Weinrub. The first half played last week. They discussed community energy, which are networks of small scale networked solar and wind installations all over the city and connected by the existing electric grid. It can be run democratically. It can replace big expensive corporate energy. 17:22 minutes (11.93 MB)

Studs Turkel Documentary: working-class intellectuals & third-party politics

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Mon, 03/09/2015
Every second Monday of the month, Alan Wieder presents a short documentary on the life and times of radical radio commentator and oral historian Studs Turkel, including clips of his work or else of him speaking. This month looks at the influence of wobblies and other working-class intellectuals on Studs in his early life, as well as his support for third-party politics. 14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)

Well-read Red: the contradictions of housing under capitalism

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Mon, 03/09/2015
Well-read Red, Frann Michel, offers a set of short readings* on housing as a human right, the contradictions of human need vs. profit, and the success of direct collective action by tenants in establishing housing as a truly public good. In addition to these readings, she mentions Oregon State House Bill 2564, which is currently being considered and would repeal Oregon laws prohibiting inclusionary  zoning, as well as The Portland Solidarity Network and The Right to the City Coalition. 10:10 minutes (9.32 MB)

Feminist Film: Sisterhood of Night

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Mon, 03/09/2015
Jan Haaken talks with film director, Caryn Waechter, about Sisterhood of Night---a feminist-inspired mystery drama where a group of girls form a secret society. From the film's website: "When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial." It is the opening film of the 2015 Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (Thursday March 12th at the Hollywood Theater). 10:43 minutes (9.82 MB)

Jim Fullan Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 03/07/2015
Jim Fullan is the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sales for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra.  This is the third year he has helped the OSO promote music geared to lovers of hard rock classics as well as video game enthusiasts (and gamer composers) who not only play, but create music for blockbuster games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo.  He talks with Don Merrill about how the symphony is staying viable by attracting gamers and rockers while staying true to the purists.
14:51 minutes (13.6 MB)

Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/05/2015
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work.
The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contractor at PDX Airport responsible for providing cabin cleaning and other services.
At the teach-in, workers showed what it’s like to clean airplane toilets with substandard equipment.
They also provided  visual examples of the makeshift solutions they are forced to implement in lieu of adequate supplies. 4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)

Washington County Initiative Proposes Term Limits

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/05/2015
Activists in Washington County have filed an initiative to limit elected officials to two terms, in an effort to shake up the composition of the board.
Board Chairman Andy Duyck has been on the board for twenty-one years, and his fellow commissioner Roy Rogers has been on the board for thirty years and is one of the longest serving public officials in the state.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke with initiative sponsor Tom Black for more.
5:33 minutes (5.08 MB)

 

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