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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Amanda Fritz and Charles Lewis Debate

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Mon, 10/20/2008

 Host Joe Uris moderates a debate between Portland City Council candidates Amanda Fritz and Charles Lewis.

58:42 minutes (26.87 MB)

Phillip Margolin, author of "Executive Privilege"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 10/20/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews local author Phillip Margolin, author of Executive Privilege. Could the President of the U.S. be a serial killer? The novel is set in D.C. and Portland.

29:03 minutes (26.6 MB)

Judy Chicago

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Radiozine
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Mon, 10/20/2008

Kathleen Stephenson speaks with artist, author, feminist, educator and intellectual Judy Chicago about overcoming the erasure of women's history and women's achievements, the struggles of women artists today and about her support for bitch Magazine. Chicago will be in Portland on Saturday night for an art auction benefiting bitch magazine.

26:04 minutes (23.88 MB)

Trans Youth: Issues of Gender Variant Kids & Teens I

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Mon, 10/20/2008

Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show. 
Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show.
 

29:35 minutes (27.09 MB)

IT by Theodore Sturgeon

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Gremlin Time
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Mon, 10/20/2008

Our Second Halloween offering is a classic monster story by science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, entitled 'IT'. An allegorical fantasy about a man-like plant creature who grew out of a swamp and begins roaming the countryside destroying anything or anyone it comes across.  Most threaten is the Drew family living in a nearby farm. Unaware of the danger, the Drew's nine year old daughter, Babe, sneaks out of the house to meet up with her uncle in their secret hiding place in the woods. But her uncle has already by killed and torn apart by the brute strength of the mute, and uncaring mold with a mind.

59:13 minutes (54.22 MB)

Alternatives to Detention

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 10/19/2008

Ruth Kovacs presented another report from CR10 - the gathering of more than 3000 folks who support strategy to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.  She attended a workshop concerning alternatives to detention/incarceration.  We also heard an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

29:24 minutes (26.93 MB)

Movie Moles: "Considering Democracy"

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris review the documentary "Considering Democracy." 

What does the rest of the world think of U.S. domestic and foreign policy? While the U.S. is perceived as a beacon of democracy, how does it compare to other democratic nations? Americans are continually told through their media that freedom and democracy are supported abroad, but is it true?  This  one-hour film takes us  around the world to see what people think. 

 

9:40 minutes (5.54 MB)

Welfare Deform and Domestic Violence

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Since the so-called "welfare reform" bill was passed during the Clinton administration, the problem of welfare has dropped from public view.  Old Mole Sudarat Musikawong interviews Priya Kandaswamy, Professor of Women's Studies at Portland State University about how the difficulties  of  life on, or off, welfare affect poor  women, especially those in abusive relationships.   

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

WSU Student-Labor Solidarity

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Sun, 10/19/2008

Western Washington University at Vancouver has  hired a contractor with a record of bad  labor  practices.   When union workers  protested, students  joined  in.   Laurie Mercier  talks  with Jason Scheckler from the Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Taj Mahon-Haft, a WSU student and member of the Social Environmental Justice Club, about the issues.

9:29 minutes (5.43 MB)

 

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