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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Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.

77:01 minutes (35.26 MB)

Feminist Science Fiction

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

The Old Mole's Frann Michel reviews The Marq’ssan Cycle -- five feminist science fiction novels by L. Timmel Duchamp, set in the late 21st century.  Their portraits of an American police state and the political use of torture are all too timely today. 

You can read this piece on Frann's blog here.

6:17 minutes (2.88 MB)

Cool Weather, Global Warming?

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program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Tom Becker reads a  piece by Fred Pearce in The Guardian warning us that global warming skeptics will misuse short-term weather patterns to derail plans to curtail greenhouse gases. 

4:16 minutes (1.96 MB)

Remembering Utah Phillips

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Tom Becker reviews the life of labor activist and folk singer Utah Phillips and plays some of his songs.   

3:45 minutes (1.72 MB)

Andrew Geller interviews Anuradha Mittal

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008
14:47 minutes (13.54 MB)

Michael Shuman on Going Local

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age"  and  "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."

25:13 minutes (20.21 MB)

Joe and Abe, June 24

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program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Joe Uris entertains callers without Abe this week. Topics this week include FISA Courts and the Bush spy-on-citizens program; Iraq, the War, and Iraqi Oil Contracts; The Portland Naked Bike Ride; and the question "Is Barak Obama really Jimmy Carter or Abe Lincoln reincarnated?"

85:14 minutes (39.02 MB)

ELIZABETH STROUT, AUTHOR OF “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviewsElizabeth Strout,
author of Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in connected stories
of small-town life in Maine. 

27:22 minutes (25.06 MB)

Perry Bible Fellowship: Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

 

Words & Pictures visits the Stumptown Comics Festival and talks with award-winning web cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of the outlandish and wildly popular comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship.

32:54 minutes (13.18 MB)

Parenting in Europe and the US

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

Professor Marcia Meyers is with the West Coast Poverty Center and has studied the vast differences between raising children in the US with almost no public support and being a parent in Europe where that support is strong.  She shares her conclusions in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:32 minutes (8.94 MB)

 

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