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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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Our Backyard: The Bush administration plan to kill Oregon endangered species

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Tue, 08/19/2008

KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition:  A proposal by the Bush administration will eliminate science as a factor in determining whether or not federal projects (dams, highway construction, mines, etc) might threaten protected species. Instead, federal agencies will make the determination without the benefit of wildlife scientist studies. Developers and others opposed to the Endangered Species Act are thrilled. Environmental activists are outraged.

3:29 minutes (3.2 MB)

Speedo Swimsuit Maker: Worker Abuse

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/19/2008

 

1:25 minutes (1.31 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch DOJ suit

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Mon, 08/18/2008

In today's installment of Kboo's feature “Civil Liberties Watch “, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Daniel Metcalfe, a lawyer who has challenged the politically-motivated hiring and firing of U-S attorneys at the U-S Department of Justice.

5:18 minutes (4.85 MB)

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/18/2008

Gretchen Vala from CURE and her sister Chris came in to the studio to talk with Ruth about how incarceration affects family members and loved ones.

30:48 minutes (28.2 MB)

Iraqi Refugees in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 08/18/2008

 

Over a million Iraqi refugees have been displaced from their homes since the US invasion in 2003.
Some of those refugees have made their way to Portland - but are having trouble getting the services they need.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the organizers of a volunteer effort to help Portland's Iraq refugees:

3:46 minutes (3.45 MB)

Abe and Joe Talk Radio 8/19

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Mon, 08/18/2008

Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.  

Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.  

Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation."  Because they can.

 

 

 

 

56:53 minutes (26.04 MB)

Scott Simon about his novel, "Windy City"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/18/2008

Host Jim Schumock interviews radio-host and author Scott Simon about his book, Windy City: A Novel of Politics. The book provides an insider's view of Chicago's urban political fray.

55:20 minutes (12.67 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 18, 2008

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Sun, 08/17/2008

Frann Michel hosts this program which features an explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US); a review of the documentary about a high wire exploit at the World Trade Center in 1974; and an introduction to Los Angeles's Thai Town. 

Last week, Bill Resnick began a conversation with urban naturalist Mike Houck about restoring Portland's ecosystem and making it part of a sustainable environment.   Part 2  of this interview was not aired this week so we could bring you a live interview about a breaking story  -- the Russia - Georgia conflict.  But you can hear Part 2 of The Sustainable City here.

48:42 minutes (22.3 MB)

Making a Sustainable City, Part 2

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Sun, 08/17/2008

Continuing  their discussion of sustainable cities, aired last week, Bill Resnick and  urban environmentalist Mike Houck consider  social equity.  A city cannot be sustainable without insuring that all its residents have good jobs and decent income.   They also discuss how to manage growth.  To hear Part 1, click here

19:33 minutes (8.95 MB)

Summer Vacation & Child Nutrition, Absinthe, Pickles and Krout

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Food Show
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Sun, 08/17/2008

 Today, hosts Mark Bitterman and Marlese Franklin bring us a four-part show, starting with Annie Kirschner, Child Nutrition Coordinator at the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force, talking about summer nutrition for kids when school lunch programs are on vacation.  

Next up is the KBOO Food News, followed by Rich Phillips, co-founder of Integrity Spirits for a discussion on Absinthe.  

58:48 minutes (26.92 MB)

 

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