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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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New Court Cases Target Guantanamo Force-Feeding

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/27/2014

KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Alka Pradhan, Counter-Terrorism Counsel with Reprieve US, who is representing Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Rabbani in the Washington DC Court of Appeals, in one of the first court cases related to conditions of detention at the controversial military prison. Rabbani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since his arrest in Pakistan in 2002, and is joining historic litigation begun by fellow prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan. Both men are attempting to have a the court issue an injunction against abusive force-feeing techniques used by guards against hunger-striking prisoners.

14:54 minutes (13.64 MB)

Teddy Keizer Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 03/26/2014
Teddy Keizer is a seventh generation progressive Oregonian who grew up in conservative Coos County and is running for Oregon's 42d House District seat which serves Southeast and Northeast Portland.  He talked with Don Merrill about the ongoing effort to reform the Portland Police Bureau, his desire to change what people think when they hear the word "politician" and why working for quality health care for all Oregonians will be one of his major efforts.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:54 minutes (27.38 MB)

Lester Begay on Human Beings with 5 Fingers

program date: 
Wed, 03/26/2014
Welcome to the first episode of Dine' a-la' ashla'ii Radio Podcast! We interviewed Lester Begay about his efforts to address corruption within the Navajo Nation Government and to introduce alternative and environmentally friendly economic opportunities.

Dine'-a-la' ashla'ii / Humans Beings with 5 Fingers is a podcast produced by Christopher Francisco, Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanswithfivefingers

Our Mission is:

To bring you the voices of Dine'tah—to create a shared vision for the world we want to live in.

And inform and inspire YOU into action.
100:48 minutes (92.28 MB)

Bob Peterson on rethinking schools, debunking the privatizing agenda, and fighting for education

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools. They discuss the capitalist agenda to remake education into a business and why it isn't working. They consider ways that teaching has to connect to children's real lives, which standardized testing makes impossible and real teachers employ at the risk of retaliation.

Bob Peterson is a founding editor of Rethinking Schools and is the president of the Milwaukiee Teachers' Education Association.
18:56 minutes (17.33 MB)

Toward a 30 Hour Work Week

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014
Joe Clement and Anna Coote talk about an article she wrote for the NYTimes advocating a reduction of the work week to 30 hours*. They consider not just the reduction of the work-week, but different ways of appreciating our limited time. The fundamental issue is that the more of our time that we put toward paid work, the less of it we have to take care of ourselves and our communities; the less of it we have to stay informed; the less of it we have to take our time in ways that reduce our impact on the environment. Anna says that part-time should be the new full-time, and we can raise wages to make it happen. 14:39 minutes (13.41 MB)

Inside the Oregon State Hospital: a history of tragedy and triumph

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014
Jan Haaken talks with Oregon author and historian, Diane Goeres-Gardner about her new book "Inside the Oregon State Hospital: a history of tragedy and triumph". They delve into the ideas and motivations behind the book, some of the cases of hospitalized people she looks at, and changing views toward treating mental illness in Oregon over the generations. They consider women and madness, how different powerful actors resolve the ambivalences around whether the Oregon State Hospital is indeed a hospital or prison, and briefly and finally the eugenics movement in State hospitals. 12:22 minutes (11.32 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour March 24 2014

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014

Bill Resnick hosts this show and we hear:

58:21 minutes (53.43 MB)

Interview with Professor Francis Boyle about Ukraine/Crimea crisis

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/20/2014
KBOO News interviews Professor Francis Boyle to explore the latest developments in Ukraine and Crimea, and the U-S role in the current situation.
21:06 minutes (19.32 MB)

Bear Witness: JUDITH ARCANA

program date: 
Thu, 03/20/2014
The wise and mystical Judith Arcana was recorded on Thursday, March 20th as part of the story telling night BEAR WITNESS.

Seasoned adventurers spin yarns of their encounters with Bear. Grizzlies, black bears, spirit bears–humans have a long and fascinating relationship with these mysterious beings.

http://juditharcana.com/ 24:47 minutes (22.69 MB)

Bear Witness: LARA MESSERSMITH-GLAVIN

program date: 
Thu, 03/20/2014
The spellbinding Lara Messersmith-Glavin was recorded on Thursday, March 20th as part of the story telling night BEAR WITNESS.

Seasoned adventurers spin yarns of their encounters with Bear. Grizzlies, black bears, spirit bears–humans have a long and fascinating relationship with these mysterious beings.

queenofpirates.net 35:47 minutes (32.77 MB)

 

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