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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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Fiction, Reality and the Economic Meltdown

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Radiozine
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Wed, 11/12/2008
Host Per Fagereng interviews Charlie Stephens, a former Senior Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy, Mr. Stephens created Oregon’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit Program and is a leading expert on sustainable community development, energy efficiency strategies and new technologies.
 
28:16 minutes (16.18 MB)

A Window of Opportunity With Iran

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Wed, 11/12/2008

farideh FarhiAn interview with Farideh Farhi on the US election results and President-elect Obama's window of opportunity to move toward an oppening with Iran.  The benefits of such involvement and impacts that it might have on the Middle East in general and stability of the region and especially Iraq.

Farideh Farhi is an independent researcher and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

42:17 minutes (19.36 MB)

Remembering Studs Terkel

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week.   Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation.  You can find the texts here and here.

5:42 minutes (3.27 MB)

Yusef Chaman about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The guest is Yusef Chaman, who imports fair trade rugs from Pakistan.  He speaks about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan, as well as on related topics.

26:22 minutes (24.15 MB)

Portland City Finances

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The City of Portland plans to sell more than $15 million dollars in general obligation bonds next week in order to fix up the city’s main fire station on Naito Parkway.
The sale is the last of a series of bonds issued as part of a 53 million dollar measure approved by taxpayers in 1998.
Besides being an inopportune time to dip into the bond market, KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld explains how the bond sale comes with news about the city’s increasing debt obligations.

4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

Marilyn Yalom about American cemeteries

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

Host Elizabeth Fournier interviews Marilyn Yalom about her study of American cemeteries, their history and their changing rules.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

Economic Crisis

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/11/2008

This morning US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that some of the massive bailout package could be used to help consumers.
In his remarks, Paulson acknowledged that the bailout hasn’t delivered what he promised, when he asked Congress for the money last month.
He tried to make the case for the continuation of bank buyouts, but decided against the government buying devalued mortgages.
Dedrick Muhammed, with the Institute for Policy Studies, believes that what Paulson proposes is just more of the same.
 

2:36 minutes (2.39 MB)

Norman Solomon and Stephen Zunes

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 11/11/2008

 Host Barbara Bernstein invites listeners to join in the post-election conversation with Norman Solomon and Stephen Zunes.

Barbara and Corrina

54:01 minutes (24.73 MB)

Well-read Reds do Obama

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Denise Morris and Bill Resnick read from and summarize the left press about Obama.  They find euphoria, sobriety, and skepticism. 

23:03 minutes (13.19 MB)

Joan Dalton of Project POOCH

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Host Melinda Bernert speaks with Joan Dalton of Project POOCH, a non-profit organization at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon.  Project POOCH matches abused, neglected and unwanted shelter dogs with incarcerated youth.  The youth train the dogs to pass a basic obedience test and then find the dogs forever, loving homes. Project POOCH is a pioneer in prison dog therapy. Started 15 years ago by Joan Dalton, the program has since saved the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized and given often forgotten youth an opportunity to learn compassion, patience, responsibility and the power of the animal human bond.

27:42 minutes (25.37 MB)

 

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