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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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Movie Moles: Dear White People

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Mon, 11/17/2014
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss Dear White People, an independent first feature written and directed by Justin Simien; funded in part via Indiegogo, it has been a big hit at Sundance and with critics. It's currently playing in Portland at Cinema 21. Dear White People centers around the lives of four Black students at the a fictional Ivy League university. Sam (played by Tessa Thompson) runs the controversial campus radio show ‘Dear White People’ which has been accused by the administration of stirring racial tensions around the school. 15:20 minutes (7.02 MB)

Chris Toensing on Iran

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Mon, 11/17/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Chris Toensing of Middle East Report about US relations with Iran, negotiations over nuclear material, and their common interests in opposing ISIS. They note Israel's interest in distracting attention from the Palestinian question as a destabilizing issue in the region; Saudi interests in avoiding acknowledging an alternative to monarchy as a form of Islamic government; and the fabrication of sectarianism as a source of conflict.
19:07 minutes (8.76 MB)

Patrick Mazza on US-China Climate talks

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Mon, 11/17/2014
Patrick Mazza of Cascadia Planet talks with Bill Resnick about how the Obama administration's discussions with China on climate build on actions at the US state level, and next steps will need to come from further local actions, though the cost of solar panels is likely to drop considerably. (Preceded by some Bruce Springsteen.) 8:51 minutes (4.06 MB)

Was your vote counted??? Check this list!

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Evening News
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Sat, 11/15/2014
Around 13,000 contested ballots WERE NOT COUNTED in the November 4th election in Oregon.  Voters have until WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19th to fix any problems with contested ballots.

A recount is automatically triggered if the margin on any item is within 4,000 votes.  This could have an impact on Measure 92, where the margin between No votes and Yes votes is around 7,500 at last count.

KBOO spoke with Tony Green of the Oregon Secretary of State's office for more on the 13,000 contested ballots.

ARE YOU ON THE LIST? - The Statesman-Journal has made it easy to search the full list of contested voters.
5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

Unions and the Fight for Fifteen

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 11/15/2014
Nicole Grant and Alysabeth Alexander, union leaders from Seattle and San Francisco respectively, tell a Portland union audience how they won a $15 minimum wage in their cities.   Their presentations are followed by Q & A from the audience and a presentation by Anne McDonnell, a low-wage, union worker and 15 NOW pdx steering committee member.  The event was sponsored by the NW Labor Notes Organizing Committee and 15 NOW pdx. 52:48 minutes (48.34 MB)

Holy Crowley 2 hour special

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Fri, 11/14/2014
Many of our late-night deejays have been accused of belonging to a cult led by Aleister Crowley. That's only half right. We're member of a cult, and this cult is led by a Crowley, however, it's not Aleister. Rather it’s his brother Carl. Carl Crowley. Carl is Aleister’s little-known brother, and that’s just the way he wants it.

We say and play what Carl Crowley tells us to say and play. It’s fortunate for you, the listener, that he has a good sense of humor. We'll be playing radio comedy and odd audio pieces that are good for a few laughs. I think you’ll enjoy it. And, if I were you, I'd enjoy it 57:38 minutes (23.09 MB)

The Minimum Wage Movement

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Paul Sonn, of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), speaks with Laurie Mercier about recent successes of state and city minimum wage campaigns, and new grass-roots strategies for promoting living wage jobs.  Here is a good online resource for action on this issues.   13:15 minutes (9.1 MB)

Why the Democrats Lost

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Today's Well-read Red is Bill Resnick. He examines various left assessments of the 2014 mid-term election on why it had such a disastrous outcome for the Democrats and what political initiatives are required of the left, including building movements for reform but also "reform and revolution/transformation" organizing. 14:22 minutes (9.86 MB)

The Psychology of Political Activism

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan, psychologists and activists, talk about the emotional demands of social movement work, and what we can learn from the history of groups organizing for fundamental social change. Sloan talks about an organization he helped found in Portland, Cascadia Center for Social Ecology, focused on education and emotional support for activists. On Facebook 15:41 minutes (10.77 MB)

 

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