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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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Andy Worthington, An Update on Guantanamo

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.

For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk

 

29:53 minutes (27.36 MB)

Being Muslim Seven Years After 9/11

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Wed, 09/10/2008

The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 changed the lives of many Americans. None more so than Muslim-Americans, who were subjected to a wave of hostility not seen since Japanese-Americans were targeted following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Have things improved seven years later?

57:23 minutes (45.98 MB)

Wes Jackson: Prairie Ecology-Model for Agriculture

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 5 Radiozine, Bruce Silverman interviews Wes Jackson, botanist, geneticist, proponent of using prairie ecology as the model for agriculture, and director of The Land Institute. He has edited a new book of essays called The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability and The Limits of Knowledge. Jackson claims achieving a better world may require less information and technology, not more.
28:01 minutes (12.83 MB)

Burn after Reading, Intimidad: A Home Movie, Orange Revolution

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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 10 Movietalk, hosted by Dawn Taylor, Doug Holm, Ed Goldberg:
reviews of such current films as Burn after Reading, Intimidad: A Home Movie, Orange Revolution, and others.
25:46 minutes (11.8 MB)

Carnivore Extinction: Why should we care?

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 10 Radiozine, Host Melinda Bernerts asks, "How does the extinction of the world's large predators such as lions affect us?" She talks with wildlife journalist William Stolzenberg about what the loss of top carnivores means to cities like Portland.
 
28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Presswatch: Marjorie Cohn on Civil Liberties post-9/11

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Presswatch
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Wed, 09/10/2008

On Presswatch, as part of KBOO's September 11 special, "The War on Liberty", host Theresa Mitchell inteviews Marjorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild, and author of Cowboy Republic and Rules of Disengagement.

28:57 minutes (13.25 MB)

Interview with Eric Lichtblau author of Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless  wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections  most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.

His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

28:34 minutes (26.16 MB)

Welcoming Plenary: Peace and Justice Studies Conference

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Speakers from the Opening Plenary of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference: Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, John LaForge, Kathy Kelly

54:50 minutes (21.97 MB)

Interview with Stephen Soldz, psychoanalyst on the role of Psychologists in Torture

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychlogy and organization leading the struggle to change the American Psychological Association policy on participation in abusive interrorgations. He discusses with host Linda Olson-Osterlund the role psychologists have played in the use of torture  by the U.S. Military and Intelligence agencies and the current struggle inside the American Psychological Association to end this role.

You can visit his blog Psyche, Science, and Society and at the web site Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

Chicana Succes: Self and Community

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education.  She is also a Chicana with deep roots in the Mexican-American community, and a singer-songwriter.  Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her life, her community, her music, and her educational philosopy, and we hear several of her songs. 

27:49 minutes (15.92 MB)

 

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