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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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Malik Miah on Black Lives Matter

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Mon, 05/11/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah about the Black Lives Matter movement, its origins and direction. Malik argues that race makes for different working-class experiences of capitalist oppression, that we cannot simply rally under "class", and for how rebellious movements understandably grow out of situations where "nothing else works".

Malik Miah is a former machinist and union activist who has organized around and written about race and class. His writing appears in Against the Current, where he's an editor.
12:27 minutes (11.41 MB)

Kaiser Sunnyside Nurses Win Safe Staffing Ratios

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/11/2015
KBOO news volunteer interviews Abigail Hall, a nurse at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and member of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals about their new staffing agreement at the hospital that includes landmark nurse to patient staffing ratios. 4:25 minutes (4.04 MB)

Everyday Rebellion

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Mon, 05/11/2015
Hyung Nam and Frann Michel discuss Everyday Rebellion, a "cross-media documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience worldwide."  They find the film lacking in a strong analysis of power and short on strategy and long-term vision but useful on tactics and for inspiration. 13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)

Fight For $15 NOW

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Mon, 05/11/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Justin Kertson-Norton about the Fight for $15 movement. They consider the progress they've made in the national and local conversation around the minimum wage, and Bill wonders whether a more radical vision of worker control on the job and in the economy might be seen in these developments. 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2015

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Mon, 05/11/2015
 


Bill Resnick hosts this membership-drive special (and hence the shorter length of the show) and we hear: 36:11 minutes (33.13 MB)

Doug Pagitt, Flipped

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 05/10/2015
Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis and the author of  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for May 10 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 05/10/2015
This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Activists call for nuclear plant in Washington to remain offline indefinitely

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/08/2015
The only nuclear plant in the pacific northwest, the Columbia Generating Station, is going offline tomorrow for the first time in two years for a routine re-fueling.
But a number of citizen and environmental groups are hoping that the plant will stay offline for a lot longer than the few days that are scheduled – and possibly forever.
The groups are calling for a public hearing to demand that a crack in the jet pump at the Columbia nuclear generator be fixed.
4:18 minutes (1.97 MB)

Alice Eve Cohen Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 05/07/2015
Author Alice Eve Cohen has told two stories of personal upheaval that have visited her family in the last six years; "What I Thought I Knew" in 2009, and her most recent memoir, "The Year My Mother Came Back".  She talks with Don Merrill about what those two different stories have in common, how she balances cynicism and optimism and how writing for children early in her career brought her storytelling to where it is today.
26:12 minutes (23.99 MB)

 

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