News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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The First Labor Party

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster.   It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library. 

8:43 minutes (3.99 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear the pieces separately, follow their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and urban naturalist Mike Houck discuss green cities.

2.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews J.M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life.

3.  Well-read Red Laurie Mercier explores political  lies--big and not-so-big. 

47:09 minutes (21.59 MB)

Layoffs of California public employees, Oregon anti-worker ballot measures, labor’s stake in global warming

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/10/2008

Adrienne Suffin, SEIU Local 1000

Scott Moore, Defend Oregon

Barbara Byrd, Secretary-Treasurer, Oregon AFL-CIO

43:43 minutes (17.52 MB)

The Dirtbag: Expert Harriet Fasenfest on preserving foods.

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 08/10/2008

Host Glen Andreson and guest Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discuss extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods.

 

26:56 minutes (24.66 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Hamdan Tribunal; Andy Worthington Interview

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Evening News
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Sun, 08/10/2008

The Guantanamo Tribunal of Salim Hamdan concluded. Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files;  The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks about what we learned.

49.04 MB

Making a Sustainable City

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Bill Resnick talks with urban naturalist Mike Houck of the Audubon Society and the Urban Greenspaces Institute.  They discuss many of the issues around making Portland part of a natural, sustainable environment in this two-part interview.  We hear Part 1 on this program;  Part 2  will be  aired next week. 

20:09 minutes (9.23 MB)

Well-read Red on Trivial Lies and Big Lies

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Laurie Mercier explores  how political discussions often fail to distinguish between lies that are  trivial, like John Edwards's, and lies that have global, catastrophic consequences -- like those of the Bush administration. 

7:40 minutes (3.52 MB)

Fouad Pervez on Afghanistan and Pakistan

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 08/10/2008

 

40:02 minutes (36.66 MB)

David Cay Johnston, Part 3

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Radiozine
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Thu, 08/07/2008

Former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." In this talk given in Oregon Johnson addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.

19:33 minutes (17.91 MB)

 

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