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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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Presswatch-Sep 18: Banks, Dollars & Financial Meltdown

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Presswatch
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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the Sept 18 Presswatch, Theresa Mitchell explores the news you're not supposed to know and takes a look at how the government is handling  the worst crisis facing the financial markets since the 1920's.

27:03 minutes (12.38 MB)

What should we do about prostitution in Portland?

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Wed, 09/17/2008

Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more police, is the answer. In the meantime, Mayor Tom Potter has announed a new initiative to fight prostitution on 82nd Ave. through enhanced enforcement and prosecution combined with treatment options. How should we deal with prostitution in our city? Do we really understand the problem of prostitution?

57:02 minutes (45.69 MB)

Air Cascadia, Sept 18

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/17/2008

The Sept 18 Air Cascadia news summary with Liam Delta and  Chris Andrea.

8:14 minutes (7.54 MB)

Thor Hanson: Eco-tourism & the Uganda Mountain Gorilla

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the Thursday Radioazine for September 18, Stephanie Potter spoke with Thor Hanson, author of  The Impenetrable Forest, My Gorilla Years in Uganda.    Hanson lived in a remote village at the Edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest , working with local trackers to create an eco-tourist program  and save some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas and their ancient forest home.  With humor and affection he has written not only about the gorillas, but also the people of Uganda and the rich hospitality of their culture. 

27:21 minutes (6.26 MB)

Search of Disabled Residential Units Raise Questions

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Evening News
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Wed, 09/17/2008

Following up on a news story he filed 8/14/08 about the Redwoods--a Jubilee residential community that provides housing for disabled, low income and previously homeless individuals whose residents believe they are being targeted for police harassment in order to force them to leave so the city could gentrify the property--Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on a September 2nd administrative search of the property.  Questions are raised by the property manager, residents and a public defense attorney about the search and police involvement

5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)

T-Horse: Tea and Connection

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Art Focus
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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all. 

31:07 minutes (7.13 MB)

Our Backyard: Drill Baby, Drill!

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Tue, 09/16/2008

Our Backyard, KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: The US House passes an energy bill allowing off-shore drilling .... sorta. Republicans and Democrats do kabuki politics with energy policy.

4:09 minutes (3.8 MB)

anarchists in america

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Tue, 09/16/2008

We spoke to nine self identified anarchists from around the United States to learn more about anarchist thought, to discuss problems with anarchy and to take inspiration from our fellow anti-authoritarians.

53:58 minutes (21.62 MB)

Locus Focus - Sept 17

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 09/16/2008

 Host Barbara Bernstein asks: "Is there anything the McCain campaign is not lying to the American people about?"

 

53:39 minutes (24.56 MB)

Anniversary of the death of James Chasse

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Tue, 09/16/2008

September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating.
Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.

28:37 minutes (26.2 MB)

 

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