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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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Portland Events on 1-Year Anniversary of Killing of Michael Brown

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 08/06/2015
This coming Sunday, the ninth of August, marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after allegedly stealing cigarillos from a nearby convenience store.
Brown’s death ignited unrest in Ferguson and protests across the country, including in Portland.
This weekend, to commemorate the killing of Brown and other black men and women by white police officers, a coalition of groups including Don’t Shoot Portland, 15 Now, Whitelandia and others is holding a three-day series of events.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Teressa Raiford, an organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, for more details. 
4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Live-Aboard Boaters Face Enforcement Under "Transient Laws"

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 08/06/2015
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws. 
KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed.
16:13 minutes (14.84 MB)

Against the Fossil-fueled Patriarchal Death Cult

Categories:
program date: 
Wed, 08/05/2015

More conversation of the deranged fossil fuel machine that has us all in its death grip. Call-ins on the ShellNo action last week and relections on the "nature of the beast."

Opening and closing song: "The Oil Song 2010" by Steve Forbert: https://steveforbert.bandcamp.com/track/the-oil-song-2010

To get involved and contribute to ongoing campaigns against the fossil fuel machine and global climate change:

http://www.climate-action-coalition.org/doku.php

https://portlandrisingtide.org/

53:10 minutes (73.02 MB)

Alyssa Pagan on Fight for 15, #BlackLivesMatter, and Armed PSU Security

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Wed, 08/05/2015
KBOO's Mic Crenshaw speaks with Alyssa Pagan, an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, 15 Now, and the PSU Student Union, about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, the controversial arming of PSU's security guards, and this weekend's upcoming events to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by a white police officer, among other topics.

Don't Shoot Portland: https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDX?pnref=story

Killed by Police: http://killedbypolice.net/ 15:48 minutes (14.47 MB)

Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch on Police Violence & Militarism

program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Dan Handelman of Portland CopWatch. They consider two aspects of police conduct -- their use of violence and shooting, and their militarization -- and the extent to which the police have responded to criticism by community reform groups as well as local and federal investigations of their conduct. Dan suggests that although there is more public attention to police violence, it has neither increased nor diminished in recent years, and discusses the excessive weaponry and the role of various branches including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Red Squad, and the Gang Enforcement Squad.

Image via Wikipedia

13:52 minutes (6.35 MB)

Democracy Rising against Capitalism in Greece

program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015


Recently back from the "Democracy Rising" conference in Athens, Frann Michel and Hyung Nam discuss democracy and its contradictions in Greece.

(scroll down for the audio link)

(Image via GCAS)

Here are links to sources for some of the points they mention:

Democracy Rising conference call for papers 18:42 minutes (8.56 MB)

Operation Homestead: liberating housing in 1990s Seattle

program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Desiree Hellegers interviews Seattle housing justice activists Ginger Segel and Bob Kubiniec about their work in the 1980s and 1990s with  Operation Homestead, breaking into and liberating abandoned or unused buildings for people to live in.

image by Dana Schuerholz via Radical Seattle Remembers


11:57 minutes (5.47 MB)

The Return of Mr. Grey

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2015
Mr. Grey has returned to town after 15 years and no one knows why. Competeing gangsters second guess each others motives. In an old hotel, events rapidly spiral out of control in this violent and surreal audio drama.      

Inspired by Shakespeare, film noir, David Lynch, Paul Auster's "The New York" trilogy, THE RETURN OF MR GREY is a gripping radio theater thriller.   

Originally aired as part of the August 2015 Ubu Hour program.    32:04 minutes (44.05 MB)

 

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