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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family"

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Wed, 07/02/2008

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.

39:33 minutes (36.21 MB)

Bananas!

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Tue, 07/01/2008

Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia
and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are
among the most widely consumed foods in the world, and are grown in at least
107 countries.

56:11 minutes (22.51 MB)

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Invade the Willamette Valley

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.

First, in studio, we have Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.

We are later joined by Frank Morton from the Organic Seed Alliance.

Finally, we hear from Kevin Golden, a lawyer from the Center For Food Safety.

86:14 minutes (39.48 MB)

Charity Fain, Executive Director of the Portland City Club

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Host Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Charity Fain, the new Executive Director for the Portland City Club. Her background includes working on media issues and media advocacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  

19:06 minutes (17.5 MB)

Workers Demand Union Organizing Rights as Starbucks Closes 600 Stores

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/30/2008

The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee company announced today that the company will close six hundred stores throughout the U.S. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

According to the company, the stores scheduled for closure are unprofitable.  The company hopes to increase earnings by one hundred million dollars a year through the closure of these stores.

This move comes at a crucial time for Starbucks, as workers across the country organize to demand that the company allow them to form unions.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris spoke with union organizer Cole Dorsey

3:47 minutes (3.46 MB)

Zoe Ferraris, author of the novel, "Finding Nouf"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western
culture

 

26:42 minutes (10.7 MB)

Summer reading by black authors

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Hosts Patricia and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

 

26:45 minutes (10.72 MB)

Movie Moles: "Road to Guantanamo"

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released. 

11:34 minutes (5.3 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Stopping Telecoms Spying on Citizens

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/29/2008

Next up,  our recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

 This week reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund focuses on whistleblower Mark Klein and the fight to stop the governments use of telecom companies to spy on Americans

 

4:42 minutes (4.3 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - June 2008

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Sun, 06/29/2008

This summer we will roto-till every cell of your mind...

59:47 minutes (20.53 MB)

 

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