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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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Civil Liberties Watch: From Cheney to Omar Khadr: A Round-up of Civil Liberty Issues

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/17/2008

This past week has seen developments in several Civil Liberty issues, including the on-air admission of Vice President Cheney to the authorization of torture in an interview with the ABC news. His admission has led to even mainstream media asking if Cheney is a War Criminial. An ACLU press release repudiated Cheney and the Bush administration's torture policy and encourages individuals to sign a petition to close Guantanamo.

In other torture news the US Supreme Court issued a rulingmoving forward an important case charging Donald Rumsfeld and Generals in the chain of command with responisbility for their detention and torture in US custody at Guantanamo. In a pre-trial hearing the case of Omar Khadr took a step forward as attorneys for Khadr revealed their intention to put on the witness stand a soldier whose testimony casts further doubt on the governments case.   

4:52 minutes (4.45 MB)

Newsrooms in Peril

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Tue, 12/16/2008
Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

 
52:38 minutes (24.1 MB)

History of Labor Sit-ins

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Tue, 12/16/2008

Workers at a door and window company in Chicago were recent victorious in a sit-down action.  Old Mole  Denise Morris reads from a piece by Christopher  Phelps and Nelson Lichtenstein about the  history of such actions.  You can find the online version here.

5:30 minutes (3.15 MB)

Harvey Wasserman on Obama's Cabinet, and Raed Jarrar on The Shoe, That Dog!

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 12/16/2008

 At 8 AM Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by writer and activist Harvey Wasserman to critique Barack Obama's recent nominations for cabinet positions related to energy and the environment.

53:47 minutes (24.63 MB)

Imago's "Big Little Things" and PCS' "A Christmas Carol"

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 12/16/2008

 

24:49 minutes (22.72 MB)

1217 Air Cascadia

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 12/16/2008

Cris Andreae and Liam Delta host. Segments include D.C. Dirt with Spencer Raymond.

13:42 minutes (2.35 MB)

Studs Terkel RIP

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Tue, 12/16/2008

Studs Terkel, one of our radio heros, died October 31, 2008 at his home in Chicago. He was 96. We spend this hour with personal tributes, but mostly with Studs own work, ranging from interviews he did for WFMT, and for his many Oral History books, as well as interviews where he was the subject. He is missed.

58:08 minutes (23.29 MB)

Dead Section Plays Live!

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Life During Wartime
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Tue, 12/16/2008

Dead Section played live December 17th in the KBOO Studios.
-World's Gray
-Conclude
-Dilluted Upsurge
-Imperial Yoke
-Status Quo
- Am I Wrong?
-(New Song)

17:15 minutes (15.8 MB)

Kim Barnes, author of "A Country Called Home"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/15/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Idaho writer Kim Barnes about A Country Called Home, which tells the story of the fallout that occurs when one man checks out of his life and another checks in. Barnes is the author of the acclaimed memoir In the Wilderness set in the great forests of Idaho, where geography and isolation shape love and family. In this novel, she returns to this territory, with a tale of hope and idealism, faith and madness.

27:26 minutes (25.12 MB)

Transportation, the War on Christmas, and The Shoe

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Mon, 12/15/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris bring to the fore:  The War on Christmas; Public Transportation in general, and Tri-Met in particular; Throwing Shoes as Political Speech, and the latest scandal in Illinois Politics.  Listeners weigh in on all of that, and MORE.

 

 

 

57:24 minutes (26.28 MB)

 

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