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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


The Love to Save the World

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Mon, 09/21/2015
 W.H. Auden wrote "We must love one another or die." What kind of love could save the world? Not the love we sing of in love songs. In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge explores the possibility of a world organized and moved by love instead of competition for money.  9:37 minutes (6.61 MB)

Changing Cities and Teachers' Unions

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Mon, 09/21/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Arun Gupta about how Portland, along with many other cities, is changing as it gentrifies the core and pushes poorer people out to the periphery. They also discuss the leading role that teachers' unions can have in organizing against these changes.  17:06 minutes (11.75 MB)

GOP Debaters on the Couch

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Mon, 09/21/2015
Psychologist Jan Haaken offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of the Republican debate last week, drawing out the way these candidates mobilize human anxieties over threats, mostly imaginary, and longings for a strong, protective leader. Progressives need to go beyond the tendency to frame these tactics as simply "negative campaigning" and expose the paranoid and pathological ideas that fuel right-wing campaigns--ideas that Democrats also often employ, but less crudely.   9:54 minutes (6.81 MB)

Century Of Lies for September 20 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 09/20/2015
This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Pat Green, Night Moves: An Ex-preacher's Journey to Hell in a Taxi

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 09/20/2015
In the second of my three-part series on ex-ministers, I speak with Pat Green. When the ministry ended for Pat due to his commitment to same-gender marriage, he left the church and scrambled to find work.  He ended up driving a taxi in the Chicago area.   That is where his ministry became real. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 18

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Fri, 09/18/2015
This is episode 18 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall.  This program reflects upon the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life.  It finds that delicate balance of light and darkness, blending fiction and reality.
 
On this edition, we open with some phone calls from various misdirected taxi seekers.
45:36 minutes (62.62 MB)

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

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Fri, 09/18/2015
Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fic-tion. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism, but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. 
62:46 minutes (86.19 MB)

Interview with Will Holshouser of Musette Explosion

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Thu, 09/17/2015
Musette Explosion plays French musette and original music with an emphasis on improvisation. Featuring Will Holshouser, Matt Munisteri, and Marcus Rojas. They will be playing Friday September 25th at 7pm with Courtney Von Drehle and Gideon Fruedmann at the Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland. This is an All Ages show,

KBOO's Erin Yanke spoke to Will Holshouser on Tuesday September 15th.

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Musette-Explosion/354257267921039

17:32 minutes (16.05 MB)

'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle, Part 2

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Wed, 09/16/2015
150 to 200 tribal fishing people and Oregon residents gathered yesterday 62:21 minutes (85.62 MB)

'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle, Part 1

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Wed, 09/16/2015
150 to 200 tribal fishing people and Oregon residents gathered yesterday 64:26 minutes (88.48 MB)

 

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