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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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Child Detainees at Guantanamo

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Evening News
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Thu, 07/17/2008

The release this week of video footage showing a 16 year old detainee at Guantanamo Bay highlights a Bush Administration policy that's at odds with international law: imprisoning youth caught up in armed conflict. Attorneys for Omar Khadr say teenagers shouldn't be detained and prosecuted for war crimes. Yet the Bush Administration maintains its stance, even filing a motion with a federal appeals court today insisting that the U-S military can detain juveniles on the battlefield. Since 2003, the U-S has detained some 2,400 children in Iraq alone, including children as young as 10 years old. The detention rate rose drastically since last year – to an average of 100 new children arrested per month.

3:25 minutes (1.57 MB)

Robert "Wolfman" Belfour: The Oldest Blues Man in Memphis

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Thu, 07/17/2008

Waterfront Blues Festival, 2008. This is an interview with old time blues player, Robert "Wofman" Belfour. Listen for his music bedded underneath the interview and following immediately after (hastily ended, the batteries died before I could wrap up the questions). Belfour goes in to growing up on a southern Mississippi Crop Share farm, his performance technique, and his first major success in the business.

12:31 minutes (11.46 MB)

Just Add Water theater festival playwrights speak with Suzanne LaGrande

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/17/2008

Just Add Water theater festival playwrights speak with Suzanne LaGrande about their experimental work with Portland Center Stage.

25:56 minutes (23.74 MB)

Peter Erlinder about Rwanda

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Radiozine
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Per Fagereng interviews Peter Erlinder, professor of constitutional and criminal law at William Mitchell College of Law.  He is former president of the National Lawyers Guild.  They discuss a recent article Erlinder wrote about Rwanda.

28:22 minutes (8.12 MB)

Barbara Ehrenreich, speaking at Powells

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of several significant, entertaining, and well-received books, including “Nickel and Dimed: on Not Getting by in America”, “Bait and Switch: the Futile Pursuit of the American Dream”, and “For Hetr Own Good: 150 Years of Expert’s Advice to Women”.
She returned to Portland on July 16 to speak at Powell’s City of Books on her latest book: “This Land Is Their Land: Reports form a Divided Nation”. Here are excerpts recorded by KBOO’s Ethan Scarl.

4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)

Theresa Mitchell presents Presswatch for July 17, 2008

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Presswatch
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Weekly report on the news you're not supposed to know.

24:16 minutes (22.22 MB)

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman

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Art Focus
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman. There's nothing she doesn't know about trees.

27:25 minutes (25.11 MB)

Climate Change's Effect on Our Lives: a Report from the EPA

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/16/2008

The E-P-A released a report today detailing regional impacts of climate change on the public health, livelihood and quality of life in America.

Jacob Anderson-Minshall brings us more about the impact on the state of Oregon

1:21 minutes (240.76 KB)

War Tax Resistance

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Radiozine
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Tue, 07/15/2008

Working for Peace, Paying for War? Host Martha Odom brings together people who are refusing to give tax dollars to fund killing. Hear local resisters from Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance and Metanoia Peace Community: and Steev Hise, a film maker whose documentary of war tax resisters will be released this fall discussing their reasons for resistance, the many methods to resist and the growing movement for non-participation in funding war.

53:29 minutes (48.97 MB)

Freedom Archives

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Tue, 07/15/2008

We took at field trip to the Freedom Archives in San Franciso. The Freedom Archives contains 8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.

58:39 minutes (23.49 MB)

 

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