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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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Glenn Waco on the Last Thursday Shooting and Gentrification

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/04/2015
The Last Thursday shooting on NE 20th and Alberta St. has led to a police response that may do more harm than good.
          After people were seen taking selfies near the crime scene, two black men were arrested while helping one of the three shooting victims.
         In the meantime, the Portland Police Bureau is adding six new officers to its Gang Enforcement team. The Chief of Police says it will help curb the rise in gun violence.          4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

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Wed, 06/03/2015
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon. 56:51 minutes (78.07 MB)

Book Mole: "Intrusions", by Ursula Hegi

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Ursula Hegi's "Intrustions", a novel within a novel that confronts the writer's conflicted as a mother and artist. 4:52 minutes (2.22 MB)

Theory & Practice

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Tod Sloan talks with Lara Messersmith-Glavin of the Institute for Anarchist Studies about theory and practice. They consider how theory helps illuminate individually lived experiences as part of larger systems, while also stressing the priority of lived experience in generating our theories. She provides examples of how theory has helped make her everyday life as a working-class mother make more sense, bringing her a degree of control and context, and over all increasing her resilience as a person. She also describes how the experience of queer women of color informed several "correctives" to some of the one-demensional concerns of white feminists. [Image Credit: permanantculturenow.org] 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)

Debt as Art

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)

Denton Texas fracking ban overturned by state legislature

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
The city of Denton, Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) last November. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. 

However, the Texas state legislature effectively overturned the ban by passing House Bill 40. The law also limits the ability of all Texas municipalities from regulating fracking within their city limits. 

Fracking has started back up in Denton. The Denton City Council meets Tuesday, June 2 to decide whether to repeal the ban. 

To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group. 6:34 minutes (3 MB)

Century Of Lies for May 31 2015

program: 
Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
This week on Century Of Lies: we talk with Dr. Denis Petro about medical cannabis, and with Professor Alfred McCoy about the CIA's history of involvement in drug trafficking. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

David Felten, Fact or Fiction?

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
David Felten, co-creator of Living the Questions, is also pastor of  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

How Are We Moving In This World

program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
Just my thoughts........

How are we moving in this world?

Leave a comment/thoughts on this message below!

8:19 minutes (15.24 MB)

 

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