News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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


Stories of Struggle and Uprising

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The Film Show
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Thu, 01/22/2015

Two new documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society are opening in Portland.  Alien Boy director Brian Lindstrom is rolling out his new film Mothering Inside, a documentanry about the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. 31:28 minutes (12.6 MB)

Stories of Struggle and Uprising - Expanded Audio

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015

In this special expanded edition of The Film Show, we hear more from two filmmakers who are releasing documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society.
47:14 minutes (18.92 MB)

It's much later than we think: the methane time-bomb is ticking

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program date: 
Tue, 01/20/2015
Host Paul Roland talks with environmental journalist Robert Hunziker about the "dreaded methane veil" arising from melting Arctic sea ice. He has recently written about the "Global Warming Bubble" that, when it bursts, will shatter our remaining illusions about how real and how urgent it is. 57:05 minutes (78.38 MB)

Daughter of Janice Scroggins: Arietta Ward

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Sun, 01/18/2015
On January 18th, I spoke with Ms. Arietta Ward daughter of the late Janice Scroggins  17:37 minutes (24.19 MB)

Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon: Interview with the filmmakers

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Wed, 01/14/2015
ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON uses archival materials,  documentary footage and interviews with community members, activists and organizers to uncover Portland’s unique history of policing and race relations, emphasizing its rich history of resistance from the late 1960s to the present. 57:24 minutes (52.55 MB)

SYRIZA resistance to Greek Austerity

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Wed, 01/14/2015

Bill Resnick reads from and comments on Andrew Burgin's essay Why we must support a SYRIZA government in Greece on the likelihood that the Greek left will win the upcoming election there and ignite the movement to end Europe's austerity policy. [image from left unity]
5:44 minutes (2.63 MB)

Kenneth And Kevin Berry: The Berry Berry Brothers

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Wed, 01/14/2015
This is a audio interview with Mr. Kenneth Berry and his brother Mr. Kevin Berry who came into KBOO's studio on January 14, 2015 to talk about their legacy in the Martin Luther King Tribute celebrations, KBOO, and working in the community of Portland for over four decades. Make sure to listen all the way through as Mr. Ken Berry showcases his singing chops and piano playing talents!! 62:27 minutes (57.18 MB)

Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 01/12/2015
117:33 minutes (107.63 MB)

Charlie Hebdo and the Clash of Barbarisms

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Mon, 01/12/2015

Bill Resnick talks with David Finkel about the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the clash of barbarisms. They note that free speech is not a western value (as evidenced by the attacks on Julian Assange and James Risen); that the US has been complicit in journalists's deaths in Mexico, Indonesia and elsewhere; and that the US bears responsibility also for supporting Saudi Arabia, which supports and funds jihadists.
[image by Mpayot] 13:45 minutes (6.3 MB)

Alan Wieder Introducing Studs Terkel: Mostly Conversation

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program date: 
Mon, 01/12/2015

Alan Wieder begins his monthly series on Studs Terkel, whose radio show, mostly interviews, mostly with working class folks, ran for 45 years on WFMT, Chicago. Alan recommends the audio resources at transom.org. [photo of Studs in public domain]
11:04 minutes (5.07 MB)

 

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