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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Movie Moles: "Man on Wire"

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Sun, 08/17/2008

What is the cultural impact of illegally walking a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center shortly after their completion in 1974?  Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss the current documentary Man on Wire.

9:11 minutes (4.21 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)

Georgia & Russia: What's really going on?

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Sun, 08/17/2008

If you want a clear explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US), listen to this conversation between Middle-Eastern expert Stephen Zunes and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick as they lay out the background and the probable outcome.  See also his current article  in the Huffington Post.

16:56 minutes (7.76 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)

American Human Development Project

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 08/14/2008

Interview with New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project.  The project is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US.

46:45 minutes (42.8 MB)

Robert Dreyfuss

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Thu, 08/14/2008
An interview with Robert Dreyfuss
On issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, and beyond 
 
Thursday August 14th, 6 pm
43:34 minutes (39.9 MB)

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews George Lakoff

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Thu, 08/14/2008

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews George Lakoff on his new book, "The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st Century Politics with an 18th Century Brain."

27:35 minutes (25.26 MB)

Clothesline Project: Women Survivors

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/13/2008

On the August 14, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Radiozine, Emily Young interviews Yvonne Simmons of  the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and a founder in Portland of the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence. Also discussed:  Women's Equality Day, coming up on Tuesday, August 26th.

25:50 minutes (11.83 MB)

Interview: Andy Worthington on the Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

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Wed, 08/13/2008

    Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII.  More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/

28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)

Disabled Residents Allege Police and Housing Department Harassment

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/13/2008

The residents of Jubilee Community's Redwoods housing unit allege they are being harrassed by the police, housing inspectors and members of the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.  Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on the story, and interviews residents, the property owner, a Portland Inspector, and a representative from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

 

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