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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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Seattle City Council Moves Forward with $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/30/2014
On Thursday, the Seattle City Council moved forward with a proposal to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. However, the proposal is not that simple and hasn't pleased all proponents of a wage increase. KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Nicholas Caleb, a Concordia University professor and former candidate for Portland City Council in last week's primary election about the ins and outs of Seattle's proposal and continuing efforts to raise the minimum wage in Oregon. 6:57 minutes (6.37 MB)

Friends of the Earth Responds to Obama's Energy Strategy

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/29/2014
The Obama administration today released an update on its so-called “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.
The report advocates increased domestic oil and gas production, citing the nation’s economic growth and national security.
It endorses only a token increase in renewable energy production.
This report comes days before the president is expected to announce new greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants.
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica spoke with KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg about today’s announcement: 5:02 minutes (4.61 MB)

Seattle City Council to Vote on Minimum Wage Proposal

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/29/2014
This morning the Seattle City Council’s Committee on Minimum Wage and Income Inequality approved an ordinance that would increase Seattle’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars.
The ordinance will go before the full council next week.
The committee declined to speed up the slow phase-in of the ordinance, which gives most businesses three or more years to raise their wages.
The ordinance includes a number of contentious amendments, including a sub-minimum wage for teenagers and health-care credits for businesses that provide insurance. 5:47 minutes (5.29 MB)

The Struggle for Venezuela's Future - Eva Maria

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 05/29/2014
Eva Maria, Venezuelan-born member of the Portland chapter of the  International Socialist Organization, speaks at Portland State University May 29th, 2014 on current conflicts, the history and future of Venezuela's struggle to establish "Socialism for the 21st Century" 29:33 minutes (27.05 MB)

Portland City Council Approves G-4-S Contract

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/28/2014
The Portland City Council today approved a contract for private security officers in City Hall, the Portland Building, Union Station and several other city-owned buildings.
The contract was awarded to the controversial security firm G-4-S, but no objections were raised by any members of the public or city council members.
 
The measure passed the city council without objection, despite the call by human rights groups to boycott G-4-S because of their involvement in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land.
G4S supplies security equipment and services for use at Israeli prisons, checkpoints and settlements in the West Bank.
It also helps to maintain Israel's prison system, providing security for major Israeli prisons. 1:35 minutes (1.46 MB)

Portland Rose Festival and Protest

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Wed, 05/28/2014
Portland’s annual rose festival kicks off this weekend with parades and festivals.
For more, KBOO’s Susan Cecil spoke with Rich Jarvis of Portland Rose Festival.
He began by talking about this weekend’s events.
 
The rose festival will continue for the next two weeks.
In the lead-up to the grand floral parade, houseless advocates are calling for a tent-in protest to draw attention to the fact that the city allows street camping on the night before the floral parade to secure a viewing spot, but will not allow it any other night of the year for people who are trying to survive.
4:01 minutes (3.67 MB)

Maya Angelou Speaking at University of Cincinnati in May 1979

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/28/2014
 
The legendary author Maya Angelou died today at the age of eighty six.  Recorded here, Maya Angelou speaks at University of Cincinnati in May 1979. 58:42 minutes (53.74 MB)

HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Report Exposes US Fusion Centers' Spying

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has released a new report based on thousands of newly-release government documents exposing a widespread spying effort on the Occupy Wall street protests nationwide by Fusion centers used to coordinate national and local law enforcement agencies.
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors.
These officers accumulated and shared information reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy movement, from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures. 5:24 minutes (4.94 MB)

 

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