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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


Metal Art & Festival in the Pearl

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Art Focus
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Wed, 08/20/2008

On the August 21, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

27:43 minutes (12.69 MB)

Bush Administration Tries to Gut Endangered Species Act

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008
1:27 minutes (1.33 MB)

Congress Critiques FDA for Calling Hormone Disrupter "Safe"

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008

 

The U-S Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A, also known as B-P-A, is safe. 

The FDA’s assessment of the chemical apparently relied on two studies—both of which were funded by the American Chemistry Council, Dow Chemical and Industry leaders.

2:17 minutes (2.09 MB)

Racial Profiling: New Report - Same Old Story

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Wed, 08/20/2008

Jo Ann and Dave look at the latest findings on racial profiling released by the Portland Police Bureau. This latest report, which compiles data on stops and motorists, cyclists and pedestrians over the past year, shows that African Americans are still more likely to be stopped by the police than other city residents. The city says the raw data doesn't tell the whole story, but community activists are concerned that "driving, cycling and walking while black" remains a serious problem in the Rose City. Jo Ann and Dave and discuss voter concerns about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

41:53 minutes (33.55 MB)

Speedo Swimsuit Maker: Worker Abuse

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/19/2008

 

1:25 minutes (1.31 MB)

Deserted: Immigrants in the Desert

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Tue, 08/19/2008

 

For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities.

Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and sealing urban areas, pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.

59:04 minutes (23.66 MB)

Western Climate Initiative

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Tue, 08/19/2008

In a few weeks, the Western Climate Initiative, or W-C-I, will release its plan to improve the environment by reducing global warming pollution in the West. The plan is already getting criticism for making too many concessions to industry. Seven states and four Canadian provinces are WCI members, including Oregon. KBOO's Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

 

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

Oregon chapter of the ACLU

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Tue, 08/19/2008

Jay Thiemeyer hosts a discussion of the present and future of the Oregon chapter of the ACLU with Chin Ming, the new Legal Director, and David Fidanque, long-time executive director.

28:52 minutes (26.44 MB)

Professor and Writer Richard Falk

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Tue, 08/19/2008

Per Fagereng interviews professor and writer Richard Falk about the pipeline-geopolitics involved in the conflict between Russia and Georgia and the mainstream media's coverage of the situation. Falk is the author of more than 20 books,  including "The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq."

28:14 minutes (4.85 MB)

Patriarch Versus Matriarchy as they relate to the Environment

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 08/19/2008

 Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.  

First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability.  Is it even possible for our species (let alone most other species) to survive our greed?

Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?"  This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

 

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