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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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Cuba Authorizes Sex-Change Operations

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/09/2008

Cuba has authorized
Sex-Change Operations for Transsexual citizens. 

KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story.

  

The Associated Press reported Monday that Cuba has
official authorized gender-reassignment operations and will offer them free to
qualifying citizens.

The move—one of the latest
in a series of changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded
his elder brother, Fidel—puts Cuba above any US state in providing affordable
access to gender reassignment surgery.

1:26 minutes (1.32 MB)

JFK and The Unspeakable; Why He Died and Why it Matters

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Mon, 06/09/2008

 

    James Douglass is the author of a powerful and meticulously documented new book that brings to the fore the central focus of Kennedy's presidency. This focus was his determination to pursue Peace, with Khrushchev, Castro and in Vietnam and he stood isolated in the Security State in which he operated. It is a focus that has been obscured by official histories and only now can be fully told. It is this focus that ultimately cost him his life by the agencies within the very government he was president of.  

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB)

Dmae Roberts features Playwright Song Kim about "Due Process"--a play about police brutality.

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 06/09/2008

ON STAGE AND STUDIO WITH DMAE ROBERTS, WHO IS PROTECTING US-- WHEN THE CRIMINAL IS THE COP? THAT’S THE QUESTION POSED BY A NEW PLAY CALLED “DUE PROCESS” BY SONG KIM…”DUE PROCESS IS OPENING THIS WEEKEND AT THE GRESHAM LITTLE THEATRE AND WE’LL HEAR ABOUT HIS NEW PLAY ABOUT A MOTHER TRYING TO GET JUSTICE FOR HER SLAIN SON… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW… ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SARAH JANE HARDY JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT THE PLATE OF SUMMER CLASSES NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER IS OFFERING FOR YOUTH

25:44 minutes (20.62 MB)

Immigration and LGBT

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Mon, 06/09/2008

Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between  queer and immigrant groups.  There are more  connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles.  One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."   

You can read this piece on Frann's blog

9:41 minutes (4.43 MB)

Queer Youth Prom & Queer Core Youth Awards

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Out Loud
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Mon, 06/09/2008

On Saturday June 7th, the Q Center in Portland hosted two events for queer youth. The Queer Core Youth Awards honored area youth with a ceremony and gifts. That evening was the annual Queer Youth Prom hosted by SMYRC. 

Carla attended each event and talked with participants.

21:00 minutes (19.23 MB)

Freedom of Speech Victory: Sarah Graham Speaks

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Evening News
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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.

0:43 minutes (683.31 KB)

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

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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)

Seeing Politics in Pink Martini

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program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Bill Resnick finds the implicit, yet deep, politics in the music of Pink Martini--a politics of moods and values rather than of words and ideology.  

7:34 minutes (3.47 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

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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

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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)

 

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