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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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Probable cause #11

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Wed, 06/10/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

Child Poverty in Oregon

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Bill Resnick and Tyler MacGuiness of the Oregon Center for Public Policy explore Child poverty in Oregon. Twenty-five percent of Oregon kids live in destitution, 50% are in ordinary poverty, and 75% of those are in working families. The "business community" has become concerned but their proposals are false and self-serving, and they are fighting against raising the minimum wage, the best way of reducing poverty.
Photo Credit: Oregon Food Bank
17:08 minutes (11.76 MB)

A Movie about Move

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Mon, 06/08/2015
In remembrance of the police bombing of the MOVE collective in Philadelphia in 1985, Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris talk about the 2013 documentary film "Let the Fire Burn." In discussing the film, Jan and Denise take up some of the politics of MOVE and their activism prior to the bombing that led to the death of 13 MOVE members and the destruction of homes by the fire that the mayor allowed to continue to burn. 11:54 minutes (8.18 MB)

Is the Anthropocene a Myth?

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Some writers on climate change use the idea of the "Anthropocene" to blame humanity in general for the degradation caused by burning fossil fuels. Andrea Malm critiques this concept in this article from Jacobin, read here in abridged form by Clayton Morgareidge. Capitalists, not humanity, are to blame.
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, argues, to the contrary, that the concept of the Anthropocene is a useful one and does not rule out pointing the finger at Capitalism. His article is here.
9:13 minutes (6.33 MB)

A Crime Against Humanity in Paris

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Tom Becker reads  Jon Queally's piece on Common Creams, "With 2°C Target Falling Swiftly Out of Sight, Inaction on Climate is a 'Crime Against Humanity”.  Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams..  World leaders will be meeting in Paris, but with little prospect for meaningful action.
7:23 minutes (5.07 MB)

Century Of Lies for June 7 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 06/07/2015
This week on Century Of Lies we talk with Dale Sky Jones of Oaksterdam University, and former NORML national director Professor Jon Gettman of Shenandoah University. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Probable cause podcast #10

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Fri, 06/05/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

Karin Lazarus Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 06/04/2015
Coloradan Karin Lazarus had a brainstorm in 2009, start a bakery with pastries that are infused with marijuana.  In 2013, NY Magazine called her, "the Queen of the Munchies" said she's "brought a pastry chef’s savvy to the world of pot brownies"  Her new cookbook, called the "Sweet Mary Jane cookbook" has 75 pot infused recipies.  Karin Lazarus talked with Don Merrill about why she started making marijuana pastries, her steep learning curve and why she hopes every state eventually allows medicinal marijuana dispensaries.
27:23 minutes (25.07 MB)

A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi

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News In Depth
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Thu, 06/04/2015
Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
          The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
          The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)

 

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