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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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John Van Hagen, Rescuing Religion

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 01/10/2016
John Van Hagen is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience in a variety of clinical, training, and teaching positions.   In his book  Rescuing Religion: How Faith Can Survive Its Encounter With Sciencehe offers a way to retain a connection to biblical stories eve 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

PSU Student Union Protesters Threatened with Discipline

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program: 
News In Depth
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Fri, 01/08/2016
Alyssa Pagan, member of the Portland State University Student Union, received a letter of warning from the Dean of Student Life, her second warning, for disruption of the Board of Trustees and University President.  Pagan is one of many student protesters receiving warnings with implied threats of suspension or expulsion.  The Student Union is demanding the disarming of campus security and a $15 campus wide minimum wage.  Jamie Partridge reports. 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)

California's Prop 49 Aims to Overturn Citizen's United

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News In Depth
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Thu, 01/07/2016

KBOO's  Robin Ryan speaks with Common Cause's California Director Kathy Feng about her state's Proposition 49, which aims to send a message to Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling from 2010.  
Citizen's United opened the floodgates for the anonymous campaign cash that has transformed the electoral landscape of America.
Prop 49 was on the ballot in 2014 but was ruled ineligible after a right-wing legal campaign.

21:04 minutes (19.29 MB)

Deregulatory Bills Pass House of Representatives

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/07/2016
Two anti-regulatory bills were approved in House yesterday and today along strongly bipartisan lines.
The HB 1155, known as the SCRUB Act, and HB 712, known as the Sunshine for Deregulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, were approved by the Republican majority en-route to a likely death in the Senate and certain veto by President Obama.
However, both bills represent a strong deregulatory zeitgeist on the right, and have strong backing from industrial lobbyists.
For more, KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Amit Narang, a regulatory policy advocate with Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group based in Washington, DC. 

More info can be found here: 6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Movie Moles: "Carol"

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Wed, 01/06/2016
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris review Carol, the latest feature from director Todd Haynes (perhaps best known for the Douglas Sirk homage Far From Heaven); Carol is  currently playing in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre.
  12:14 minutes (8.4 MB)

David Gomberg Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Wed, 01/06/2016
David Gomberg is an Oregon democratic legislator running for reelection in House District 10, a slice of Oregon from Tillamook to Yachats and inland 50 miles.  His passions are community, his business and his family.  Don Merrill talked with David Gomberg about earthquake preparedness, the standoff in Eastern Oregon, the shipping situation at Portland's Terminal Six and how refusing to cross a picket line 30 years established his view toward workers today.
29:58 minutes (27.43 MB)

Incident at Malheur: An Indigenous perspective on "militia" occupation in Eastern Oregon

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Wed, 01/06/2016
As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. 58:50 minutes (80.8 MB)

Inside the Malheur occupation with Portland activist Don Francis

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program: 
News In Depth
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Tue, 01/05/2016
KBOO continues its coverage of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarteers outside of Burns in Eastern Oregon by right-wing militants. Today, Paul Roland talks with Portlander Don Francis, who has spent the day inside the  Refuge compound, getting to know the occupiers. 13:50 minutes (19 MB)

Rent Strike in Portland

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Mon, 01/04/2016
Joe Clement talks with Lew Church about an opinion piece he wrote for the December 23rd Portland Observer on whether Portland needs a city-wide rent strike. Lew describes tenant organizing he was part of at PSU, where they went on a rent-strike, and points out hidden history of tenant organizing both Martin Luther King and Gandhi share.

Lew is a part of Tenant Rights Project and Portland Tenants United Portland Tenants United has its meetings every Sunday from 5-7pm at KBOO.

13:23 minutes (9.19 MB)

 

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