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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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Paper Money Can Discriminate Against Blind

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2008

US cash currency discriminates against the blind, according to a court ruling made today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:53 minutes (556.68 KB)

Civil Liberties Watch: US War on Journalists

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/18/2008

The Pentagon and US Military have been waging a secret war against foreign Journalist including locking them up in Guantanamo without charges. In this segment of Civil Liberties watch reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund takes a closer look.

5:16 minutes (4.82 MB)

Food Crisis: Causes and Cures

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Sun, 05/18/2008

What are the underlying reasons for the upsurge in food prices around the world?  What can be done about it?  The Executive Director of  Food First,  Eric Holt-Gimenez, lays it out for us in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Holt-Gimenez is also the author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture, published by Food First.    

 

13:47 minutes (6.32 MB)

Movie Moles: "Iron Man"

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Sun, 05/18/2008

Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken review the action/comic book movie "Iron Man" and give it thumbs down for its repetition of stereotypes about about race, gender, militarism and capitalism.  

 

10:16 minutes (4.7 MB)

Racism in the Presidential Campaign

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Sun, 05/18/2008

The racism that the Obama campaign is revealing among voters and in the media demands a strong reaction.  Clayton Morgareidge comments, drawing in part on an article by David Sirota on the In These Times Website.   

7:51 minutes (3.6 MB)

Cuba in May

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Sun, 05/18/2008

The Old Mole's Luz María Gordillo was in Havana's Revolution Plaza for the May Day march. Here are her impressions and her reflections on what Cuba means in this colorful report.   

9:28 minutes (4.34 MB)

Racial Profiling: Activist Petitions City to Refocus

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/18/2008

In a effort to prevent racial profiling in Portland by
police, local activist submitted a petition to Portland Police Chief Rosie
Sizer requesting the City renew its attention to the problem.

1:12 minutes (423.21 KB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 19, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2008

This program includes a Movie Mole review of "Iron Man," a commentary on Racism in the Presidential campaign, a first-person report on May Day in Havana, music and the history of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a discussion of the crisis in food prices.  Clayton Morgareidge hosts. 

Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or go to individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Food First's director Eric Holt-Gimenez about food prices: causes and cures.

2.  The Movie Moles melt down "Iron Man."

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

George Bush's Secret War on Journalists

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2008

And
now KBOO's Linda Olsen Osterlund brings us another installment of Civil
Liberties Watch to tell us about President Bush's secret war on journalists.

5:16 minutes (4.82 MB)

The Food Show & KooKooLan Farms Eggs

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program: 
Food Show
program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2008

Miriam Widman hosts a discussion about eggs with the folks from KooKooLan Farms (KooKooLanFarms.com). The farm features fresh chicken and duck eggs and poultry products at the Hillsdale Farmer's Market on Sundays.

55:02 minutes (25.2 MB)

 

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