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


Student Anti-war Activism

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Sun, 10/26/2008

Two students from Macalester College in Minnesota, Sophie Smith and Hadley Pope, who locked themselves down in front of a weapons manufacturer talk with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about their experiences and the significance of their actions.  You can find extensive  coverage of the event here.  

14:44 minutes (8.44 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2008

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Sun, 10/26/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features discussions of bank nationalization and student anti-war actions.  We also hear a  review of three recent novels by women writers.  To hear the whole show, including music by tenor sax player Don Byas, click on the arrow above.  To hear separate pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Clayton Morgareidge reads edited experpts from David Schweickart's essay "Bailout! A Case for Economic Democracy And Clearing the Path to Socialism".

2.  Dan La Botz talks with Bill Resnick about bank nationalizations, past, present, and future.

56:42 minutes (32.44 MB)

Ban The Box

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 10/26/2008

Prison Pipeline presents another CR10 report. The subject - Ban the Box - Portland's own Patty Katz from Partnerships for Safety and Justice speaks a the workshop in California and tells her story of crime, incarceration and now her crusade with PS&J to "Ban the Box" from employment applications that require telling "YES" convicted of a felon.

25:25 minutes (23.27 MB)

Debbie Downer Book Club with Sinica the Librarian

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Sat, 10/25/2008

Pat McGuire hosts Sinica the Librarian with his list of political books on discrimination and diversity.

 

 

29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

The Subprime Sukkah Crisis

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Sat, 10/25/2008

The Subprime Sukkah Crisis - by Suzie Gouz and Ed Kraus

originally aired October 26, 2008, the week after Sukkot

3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

One Land, Many Voices - Joel Kovel, author of OVERCOMING ZIONISM, and Deborah Rohan, author of THE OLIVE GROVE ...

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Thu, 10/23/2008

Program hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and Deborah Rohan, author of The Olive Grove: A Palestinian Story.

58:22 minutes (20.04 MB)

Raid on Islamic Charities after 9-11, Interview with Tom Nelson

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Thu, 10/23/2008

In aftermath of the 9-11, many Islamic Charities and foundations became targets of FBI raids and investigations.  Al-Haramin was the first such institution in Oregon to be targeted.  I have interviewed Tom Nelson who represented Al-Haramin in their law suit against the Federal government.  Thomas Nelson is a local lawyer who is active with several cases dealing with Civil Rights affected by 9-11.

28:19 minutes (12.97 MB)

US Deploys Military Domestically First Time

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/22/2008

For the first time ever, the US is deploying a military unit inside the United States.  KBOO news reporter Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with an ACLU representative about the issues involved, especially the lack of information about why the unit was deployed and what it will be used for. 

3:11 minutes (2.92 MB)

We The People - Black Box Tale Part 1

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Wed, 10/22/2008

A fanciful, non-partisan radio play depicting four believable, if exaggerated characters carrying out a nationwide strategy to throw the US elections in 2012.  Using real news clips, interviews, and informational resources, We The People presents you with an image of the motivations and the tactics which could be present in any democracy where the citizens have forgotten their duty to protect the process.

Suitable for the entire family. 

Part 1: 27 Min

27:27 minutes (25.14 MB)

Press Watch 10-23-08

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Presswatch
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Wed, 10/22/2008
News You're Not Supposed to Know hosted by Theresa Mitchell.
26:02 minutes (23.84 MB)

 

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