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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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Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is  and is not doing about climate change.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below. 

1.  Bill Resnick and Deborah James discuss poverty, hunger, and food.   

2.   Frann Michel on how being queer is like being an immigrant (and  vice-versa). 

57:16 minutes (26.22 MB)

Starlight Parade Cited by UPP

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Activists with the United Poor People's campaign issued citations to spectators of this year's Starlight parade.

The action was to raise awareness of the citations issued to homeless people in Portland on a daily basis.

Lawrence Bishop

1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 82

Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work

Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME
member

Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’
Center for Racial Justice
 

55:18 minutes (12.66 MB)

Freedom of Speech Victory: Sarah Graham Speaks

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

 Supporters of “The Seriously Pissed-off Grannies” have cause to celebrate today. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

One year after locking themselves to a World War 2 tank in last year's Rose Festival Parade, Grannies Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker, had the charges against them dismissed.

0:43 minutes (683.31 KB)

Freedom of Speech Victory: Bonnie Tinker Speaks

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

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One year after locking themselves to a World War 2 tank in last year's Rose Festival Parade, Grannies Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker, had the charges against them dismissed.

1:00 minutes (934.74 KB)

Recovery Zone: Footsteps to Freedom!

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Sat, 06/07/2008

For the June 5th Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter visited with people helping refugees to resettle in Portland.  Interviews with Abdul Fofanah and  Arika Makena Bunyoli of the African Women's Coalition Youth Programs; and Megan Schaefer at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, who is helping to  coordinate the Footsteps to Freedom World Refugee Day Walk taking place on  Saturday,  June 21st, in downtown Portland. This event will honor the resiliance and courage of refugees.  Proceeds will benefit services to refugees.

27:38 minutes (12.66 MB)

Telephone Options for people with disabilities

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program: 
Sounds of Awareness
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Bob Gravely of Qwest about telephone options for people with disabilities.

28:14 minutes (25.86 MB)

British Media Reveals US Plan to Occupy Iraq Indefinitely

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

A British newspaper revealed today that Bush is
secretly brokering a deal to continue US military occupation of Iraq
indefinitely.

KBOO’s
jacob anderson-minshall has more:

 

1:26 minutes (676.37 KB)

Environmental Justice for APAs and communities of color

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program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

This month APA Compass explored the topic of race and environmental justice
including an interview with Julie Sze, environmental justice advocate,
Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the
Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.
The program will also include a live roundtable discussion with local
environmental justice activists Alan Hipolito, Chris Winter, Kevin
O'Dell & Marcelo Bonta. And as always another edition of the Angry
APA Minute, this month featuring hip hop artist Skim.

55:37 minutes (12.73 MB)

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions.

2:33 minutes (2.34 MB)

 

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