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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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Kitzhaber's Federal Forest Plan

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/09/2014
Yesterday evening, the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously approved a federal forest plan personally presented by Governor John Kitzhaber. The plan aims to direct the Board's actions in order to create a more favorable context for both commercial and stewardship activity on Oregon's federal forest lands (about 60% of forest in the state). KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, for clarification on the plan's aims and what it implies for the future of Oregon's forests. 6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)

Audobon society applauds decision to call off W. Hayden Island development

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Evening News
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Wed, 01/08/2014
The Port of Portland cited cumbersome costs associated with the terms of use as their reason for withdrawing a revitalized and long standing plan to industrially develop West Hayden Island.
Negotiations began for this latest effort in the late nineties, but it wasn’t a first attempt, and according to Bob Salinger from the Audubon society of Portland, it’s not likely to be the last, as he explained to KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan. 
 
17:26 minutes (15.96 MB)

Oregon Ranks #13 Out of 12 States In Solar Energy

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Evening News
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Tue, 01/07/2014
A report on top 12 states that are leading the way in SOLAR power energy was released today. The report was called  Lighting The Way: What We Can Learn From America’s Top 12 Solar States.
 
The report also oulines the conditions and policies that have enabled a rise in solar energy across the country.
 
KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright spoke with Sarah Higginbotham, state director for ENVIROMENT OREGON for more on this story: 7:20 minutes (6.71 MB)

Military Recrutiment In U.S. High Schools

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Evening News
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Tue, 01/07/2014
The deparment of Defense released their annual report on recruitment in U.S. high schools over the last year.

But the data has raised a number of questions for privacy advocates-including whether a military test administred to high school students is considered voluntary, and which information can be passed on to military recruiters without parental consent.

For more, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Pat Elder of  studentprivacy.org 24:28 minutes (22.41 MB)

Matthew McCarthy talks about Awakening and the Oneness Blessing, Deeksha

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Tue, 01/07/2014
This is the second conversation that I had with Matthew, focusing more in detail on how the Oneness Blessing facilitates Awakening.
 
Matthew McCarthy is a Oneness Trainer, body-worker, musician, and life coach for both individuals and work place professionals. He has been receiving the Oneness Blessing since 2008 and began giving the blessing in 2009.
75:04 minutes (68.79 MB)

Kelly McGonigal Interview

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Between Us
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Tue, 01/07/2014
Kelly McGonigal has a PhD in psychology from Stanford University, the home of the famous "Marshmallow Test".  In the late 70s, four and five year olds were tested on how well they could resist the temptation to eat a bowl of them; a willpower test.  Don Merrill talks with Ms. McGonigal about her book, the results of those experiments and how willpower can be strenghtened just as you exercise any muscle.
25:45 minutes (23.57 MB)

Liz Ford Deconstructs Boeing Contract Negotiations

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/06/2014
KBOO’s Jimmy Tardy spoke with Liz Ford, Professor of Labor Law at Seattle University, about the recent Boeing machinists’ contract negotiations and vote. 17:01 minutes (15.58 MB)

Yasmin Nair on the Trouble with Hate Crimes Law

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Mon, 01/06/2014


Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair of Against Equality about the ten years since the murder of Brandon Teena, and about how hate crimes legislation can result in increased surveillance and punishment of the very marginlized communities it is ostensibly meant to protect.

See also Nair's article on Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea; her review of a recent book on Matthew Shepard, and these other articles on the issues:
13:00 minutes (5.95 MB)

Howie Hawkins on Class Struggle in Labor and Party Politics

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Mon, 01/06/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Howie Hawkins, labor activist and former Green Party candidate in New York state. They discuss labor conditions at UPS and the speed-up tactics there, the Teamsters and Teamsters for a Democratic Union, capital mobility and so-called free trade.
21:12 minutes (9.7 MB)

Basic Income: curious utopia

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Mon, 01/06/2014
Joe Clement reads from a Jacobin magazine article about basic income, nonreformist reforms, and utopian thinking on the capitalist road to communism.
8:55 minutes (4.08 MB)

 

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