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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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Multnomah County Restricts Sale and Use of E-Cigarettes

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/05/2015
The Board of Commissioners for Multnomah County has voted to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, and prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in business places where traditional smoking is already banned.
The ordinance will not exempt vape shops from the smoking ban, a stipulation that several people testifying at City Hall claimed to be unfair due to the need for consumers to try out products within vape shops.
The ordinance will go into effect in thirty days, on April 5th.        
KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with Gregory Conley from the American Vaping Association.
6:12 minutes (5.67 MB)

Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work.
The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contractor at PDX Airport responsible for providing cabin cleaning and other services.
At the teach-in, workers showed what it’s like to clean airplane toilets with substandard equipment.
They also provided  visual examples of the makeshift solutions they are forced to implement in lieu of adequate supplies. 4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)

In-Depth: Security Guard Harassment

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News In Depth
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Thu, 03/05/2015
An overzealous security guard has allegedly been harassing music festivalgoers in Oregon from as far back 2012. 
Several people have accused Joseph Hernandez of impersonating a sheriff, unlawful detainment, death threats and intimidation, theft, and harassment that borders on assault.
Their story is told to greater length, along with official documents, at beloved-festival-nightmare.blogspot.com.
KBOO reporters Niko Kwiatkowski and Sam Bouman filed this report about Hernandez and the little-known world of event security.
15:26 minutes (14.13 MB)

Rent Control Town Hall

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
The Portland branch of Socialist Alternatives hosted what was billed as a Rent Control Town Hall meeting at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland last night.

Activists, public servants, civil rights organizers, and concerned citizens all came to discuss the serious issue of rising rent costs and gentrification that is reshaping Portland.

KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with previous Mayoral candidate Nick Caleb about the evening’s discussion.
5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)

Green Crony Capitialism: Oregon’s Governor and the Grifter(s)

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Thu, 03/05/2015
It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.

— Frank Herbert

54:52 minutes (75.34 MB)

Conversation with Annam (Elle Collier Re) and David Sawyer on Neutrality

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Wed, 03/04/2015
Host Sutree has a very informative and intricate conversation with Annam (Elle Collier Re) and David Sawyer about what neutrality is, How being in a state of neutrality is personally revelatory and how important it is to live fully and peacefully.

Annam ... (Elle Collier Re)
 (The Word 'Annam' is used as an honorary title and endearment.
Annam in Celtic means soul or life. In Sanscrit, food. In Arabic, gift.)

Annam (Elle) assumes, delivers, and pulses the Word of Absolute Love. 
The words brought forth are through energetic core alignment 
to the direct and specific Logic that Utters and is full of Light.
  55:30 minutes (50.81 MB)

Cities Out in Front on Climate Change

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program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
Al Weinrub has  worked indefatigably to move the Bay Area and the world to a renewable-energy system that will stave off the dangers of global climate change. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what cities can do and have done to reduce their carbon output. 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)

The Fairy Tale of Economic Recovery

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Mon, 03/02/2015
Tom Becker reads Paul Craig Roberts' article "The Consequences of Globalism: Whatever Became of Economists (and the American Economy)?" It argues that the so-called U.S. economic recovery is a sham. Most economists either ignore or have forgotten the proven record of Keynesian economic principles in favor of neo-liberalism, austerity, and globalism to disastrous effect.
Photo: Watchdog.org
6:40 minutes (4.58 MB)

Portland and the Joint Terrorism Taskforce

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Mon, 03/02/2015
Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch/Peace and Justice Works about the implications of the 3-2 Portland City Council’s vote to reenter a Joint Terrorism Task Force agreement with the FBI on February 19, 2005, the 73rd anniversary of Executive Order 9066 ordering the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 10:41 minutes (7.34 MB)

Civil War Contradictions

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Mon, 03/02/2015
If we condemn war -- since "war is hell" -- can we condemn all wars? What do we say about the terrible US Civil War that ended the enormous brutality of slavery? Clayton Morgareidge explores the contradiction.  9:22 minutes (6.44 MB)

 

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