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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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Assessing Obama, Part 1

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Sun, 11/09/2008

The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives.  Miah's work appears in Against the Current and  Green Left.

12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 11/09/2008

An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S.

27:31 minutes (11.03 MB)

Lyn Moelich Interviews Michael Mead & Veterens on Welcome Home Project

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/06/2008
26:42 minutes (24.45 MB)

Language in APA Communities

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APA Compass
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Thu, 11/06/2008

This month APA Compass examines the impact of language on Asian Pacific American communities.  Guests include Sarika Patel, Mary Li and Pam Pham. Also another edition of the Angry APA Minute.

53:24 minutes (15.28 MB)

Talk radio post election: the work ahead.

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Thu, 11/06/2008

Now that the election is over, how can we work together to create a broad based movement to shape an egalitarian and sustainable future.

Talk Radio with Ani, Andrew Geller, and Norman Solomon.  Norman Solomon is an United States journalist, media critic, antiwar activist and former KBOO volunteer. Solomon is longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts which works pro-actively to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. His weekly column, "Media Beat", has been in national syndication since 1992.

48:40 minutes (44.56 MB)

Voter Vigilance, Voter Theft & Gay Bashing

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Nov 6 Press Watch Theresa Mitchell talks about the "News you're not supposed to know,"  and looks at the need to civilize and reform our election process so that every vote is counted. 

55:26 minutes (31.72 MB)

Rahm Emanuel for White House Chief of Staff

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

Starting today, Barack Obama will receive highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials.
But the bigger focus is still on who he'll choose to fill positions in his administration.
It's not clear if Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel will accept Obama's offer to be his White House chief of staff.
Several Democrats confirmed that Emanuel has been offered the job.
Emanuel has become one of the leaders in the House since coming to office six years ago.
Ali Abunimah of the ElectronicIntifada.org website says the selection of Emanuel may be to appease the pro-Israel lobby.

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

People of Color and the 2008 Election: An Interview with Rudy Lopez, Center for Community Change

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Wed, 11/05/2008

There's no doubt of the importance of the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president. But what role did people of color play in making this happen and where do they stand in the wake of the election? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Rudy Lopez, Directory of the Center for Community Change about his organization's work in turning out people of color and other disempowered voters for Obama. He'll also talk about how this new bloc of mobilized citizens can ensure that the new president and the Congress remain true to the promises made before election day. For more information on the Center for Community Change and their upcoming people's conference, visit www.communitychange.org.

 

55:40 minutes (44.59 MB)

California Gay Marriage Legal Battle continues

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The ballots have barely been counted But the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, to end gay and lesbian marriages, has already moved on.  KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

1:47 minutes (1.64 MB)

 

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