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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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Middle Class Illusions

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Mon, 04/07/2014
The middle class and the American Dream seem to be the concern of every politician.  But the golden age of the affluent middle class is long gone and wasn't really so golden.  Drawing on work by Arum Gupta, Clayton Morgareidge takes inventory of the ideological freight carried by the concept of the middle class.   10:29 minutes (6 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Garden" (revisited)

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Mon, 04/07/2014
To illustrate the kind of community work outside the system of wage labor and capital, we revisit the scene of "the garden" in a movie reviewed in 2011 by our Movie Moles. 12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Eric Squires Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 04/05/2014
Eric Squires is a Democrat running for the seat in Oregon House District 26.  He talked with Don Merrill about how his pragmatism lets him seriously consider the work of libertarian think tanks, how he's "hard-wired" for politics and how, if he voted to support marijuana legislation, he would do it holding his nose literally and figuratively.  *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.
29:36 minutes (27.1 MB)

Mae Rafferty Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 04/05/2014
Mae Rafferty is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor.  She talked with Don Merrill about why she believes the 10th Amendment protects Oregon from federal decisions regarding gay marriage, how contract law as it relates to the retirement of public employees is tricky and her mission to stop Chinese businesses from taking root in Oregon.  *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. 
29:07 minutes (26.65 MB)

Comentarios de Acompañantes de Corteros Colombianos, Chicago, Conferencia de Labor Notes

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 04/04/2014
JUAN PABLO OCHOA Y ALBERTO BEJARANO DE LA CORPORACIÓN HUMANIDAD MAESTRA VIDA PARTICIPARON IN LA CONFERENCIA DE LABOR NOTES EN CHICAGO, ABRIL 4-6, 2014.  ESCUCHA SUS COMENTARIOS EN UN TALLER REFERENTE A LUCHAS LABORALES LATINOAMERICANAS. 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)

Ear To The Streets Of Portland

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Thu, 04/03/2014

Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon.

94:50 minutes (86.83 MB)

Erin Donley Talks about The Importance of Communication

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Wed, 04/02/2014
I had a very interesting and helpful conversation with Erin Donley, a communication specialist about the importance of conscious communication.
 
Erin Donley is a connection queen in Portland, Oregon. She's known for helping businesses and individuals gain respect, rapport and results with their words.

Erin was a media sales executive for several years, until she left seeking role models who could show her when (and how) to swallow her pride or express her views -- carefully and professionally.
75:44 minutes (69.33 MB)

Reform or Revolution? continued

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Wed, 04/02/2014
Once a hot topic of passionate discussion, the question "Reform or Revolution?" seems to have lost its relevance and punch. Sounds kinda quaint and archaic. Does "Revolution" mean anything in the age of Portlandia? Can we imagine anything outside the box of constituted legal institutions? Can we yet shake ourselves from our mental conditionintg and feelings of powerlessness and detachment in the face of accelerating Disaster? Can we find common ground despite the hyper-individualization we've been socialized into? My God, doesn't anyone care??? Sorry, got carried away. 54:07 minutes (74.32 MB)

Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival

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Mon, 03/31/2014

Jan Haaken talks with Grace Silvia about the Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival.  The organization Rethinking Psychiatry is an activist organization trying to shift away from pathologizing and toward recognizing a variety of ways of being in the world, toward recognizing that psychological suffering is often a result of problems in society or a consequence of trauma, and toward countering the pharmaceutical industry's model of easy cures for the spiritual or medical ailments of modern life. The first night's videos April 2nd explore the Soteria model of being with people going through psychotic breaks with no or minimal medication. 11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour 31 March 2014

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Mon, 03/31/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted as well as engineered by Joe Clement, this episode features discussions of Education, Labor, Aging, Reading, Psychiatry and Cinema:  Bill Resnick talks with Portland State University Professor Patricia Schechter about faculty labor struggles and neoliberal education; Joe talks with Peter Frase of Jacobin Magazine about rethinking work; Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews new nonfiction form Penelope Lively, and Jan Haaken talks with Grace Silvia about the upcoming Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival.
58:05 minutes (26.59 MB)

 

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