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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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Wages in the Economic Crisis

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Sun, 01/11/2009

Raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2010!  That's the proposal of well-known author and activist Holly Sklar and Let Justice Roll.  Holly talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the gap between the minimum wage and a living wage, and why raising the minimum is good for the economy and good for business

15:33 minutes (8.9 MB)

Hussein Ibish discusses the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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Sun, 01/11/2009

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP); former Communications Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He'll discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; U.S. actions and their implications in the Arab world.

66:50 minutes (26.77 MB)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Sun, 01/11/2009

 

9:58 minutes (5.7 MB)

Cruel and Unusual

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 01/11/2009

One of the producer/directors of the award winning film, “Cruel and Unusual”, Janet Baus gave Prison Pipeline a telephone interview. We discussed the problems that transgender prisoners must face. The conversation between Janet, Rebecca (our KBOO engineer) and Ruth (PP Host) as they shared information and insights about this issue was candid and informative.

CONTACT  INFORMATION:
Outcast Films
www.cruelandunusualfilm.com

28:45 minutes (26.32 MB)

Two Women Writers: "Keepers of History"

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 01/08/2009

Bridget B. hosted the January 9, 2009 segment of Bread & Roses.  She interviewed two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of 51:54 minutes (47.52 MB)

Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML about the upcoming Oregon legislative session, what to expect and how to express your views to your representatives.

55:23 minutes (22.19 MB)

The Invention of Air

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Radiozine
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Thu, 01/08/2009

Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher speaks with Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air, a book of world-changing ideas and a a story of genius and violence and friendship. It is the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States.

25:32 minutes (23.39 MB)

Laura Fitz's New Installation: "Evident"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/07/2009
Hosted by: TBA
 
Eva Lake interviews Laura Fritz about her new installation called "Evident" which will open this week at the New American Art Union in SE Portland. Fritz is known for her non-narrative and provocative use of mysterious space and light. This exhibition is a part of the "Couture" series curated by Ruth Ann Brown. For more information, check
27:06 minutes (12.41 MB)

interview with Bruce George, Def Poetry Jam co-founder

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Wed, 01/07/2009

i am honored to have had the experience to connect with this internationally acclaimed writer, anti-violence/pro-spoken word 'active-activist', entrepreneur, co-founder/co-editor of 'The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology By Gang Members and Their Affiliates', and co-founder of 'Def Poetry Jam', Bruce George.  even though the time is edited, this is the unedited/non-radio version of the interview, in terms of content/language, posted for you on the web.

His resume and experience (posted here from his myspace page) is extensive...  he has lived such a full life, and continues to do so.

61:42 minutes (56.49 MB)

Gaza; a humanitarian catastrophe in making

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Wed, 01/07/2009

Gaza; a humanitarian catastrophe in making- A live interview with Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco, and Isaac Luria, JStreet.

45:56 minutes (21.03 MB)

 

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