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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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Guantanamo Family Stories-3

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

British-born Mozzam Begg spent a total of 3 years imprisoned at US-run prison camps at Guantanamo, Bagram and Kandahar. His book, Enemy Combatant, details the horrendous conditions he suffered, including 2 years in solitary confinement. He also writes about relations with US prison guards and interrogators. Since his release, Mozzam Begg has campaigned tirelessly for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. In this interview with Bread and Roses, Mr. Begg talks about his family's activism during his imprisonment.

16:21 minutes (14.97 MB)

Haitians Hungry: Paid France 20 Billion Dollars

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/24/2008

 

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was working with donors to review Haiti's need for more aid to deal with soaring food prices.  The food crisis recently sparked food riots in the Caribbean country.

But while the economists in the International Monetary Fund are trying to figure out what is causing the crisis in Haiti and around the world, those familiar with Haiti's history say the reasons behind the food crisis are very clear.

2:22 minutes (2.17 MB)

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

17:05 minutes (15.64 MB)

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessman who in 2003 was removed from a flight and sent to a horrendous US prison camp in Bagram, then on to Guantanamo. As in the movie, the Paracha family had no idea of his whereabouts for over a month. However, unlike the movie which has a happy Hollywood ending, Saifullah remains in Guantanamo where he has been held since 2004. Bread and Roses spoke to Saifullah Paracha's teenage daughter. She lives in Pakistan.

9:14 minutes (8.45 MB)

We The People - Fusion Centers Pt 1

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Wed, 04/23/2008
29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

We The People - Fusion Centers Pt 2

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Wed, 04/23/2008
29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

Are we Facing a Nuclear Power Relapse?

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Tue, 04/22/2008

A discussion with Michael Mariotte, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service, about the possibility of a nuclear power relapse in the U.S., and around the world.

28:44 minutes (9.87 MB)

 

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