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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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Wrecking Crew: Thomas Frank on Washington Corruption

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/13/2008

On the  Aug 14, Thursday, 10 am Radiozine, Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with KansasThey discuss his new book, The Wrecking Crew, in which Frank examines the blundering and corrupt Washington created by politicians who reserve their favors for the rich.

27:47 minutes (12.72 MB)

Clothesline Project: Women Survivors

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/13/2008

On the August 14, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Radiozine, Emily Young interviews Yvonne Simmons of  the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and a founder in Portland of the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence. Also discussed:  Women's Equality Day, coming up on Tuesday, August 26th.

25:50 minutes (11.83 MB)

Disabled Residents Allege Police and Housing Department Harassment

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/13/2008

The residents of Jubilee Community's Redwoods housing unit allege they are being harrassed by the police, housing inspectors and members of the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.  Jacob Anderson-Minshall reports on the story, and interviews residents, the property owner, a Portland Inspector, and a representative from the Bureau of Housing and Community Development.

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

Dmitry Orlov

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Radiozine
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Tue, 08/12/2008

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980’s, it took just about everybody by surprise. Pundits in the United States said it was proof of the superiority of the capitalist system but people in other parts of the world wondered whether the US could suffer the same fate. Dmitry Orlov believes that the American Dream is about to become a nightmare and he examines the similarities and differences between the US and Soviet Union in his book Reinventing Collapse. He is interviewed by Marianne Barisonek.

24:41 minutes (22.6 MB)

China, the Olympics, and the Environment

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 08/12/2008

Barbara and Corrina
Barbara Bernstein and Corrina 

 

Today, host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) covers the Olympics from the point of view of the environment.  What was China like last year, what is it like right now, and what will it likely look like a year from now?

53:24 minutes (48.9 MB)

SuperTrash Film Festival

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Radiozine
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Tue, 08/12/2008

S.W. Conser talks with Jacques Boyreau, curator of the SuperTrash Film Festival, about overlooked cinema and Portland's festival culture.  Jason Leivian joins the conversation to discuss the gallery show of Supertrash poster art currently at Floating World Comics in downtown Portland.

28:30 minutes (11.42 MB)

Movie Talk 8-13-08

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Tue, 08/12/2008

Ed Goldberg, Dawn Taylor and D.K. Holm review the latest films.

26:03 minutes (23.85 MB)

Hole in the Bucket, July 30th 2008, Part 2

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Mon, 08/11/2008
23:53 minutes (21.86 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Author Andy Worthington on the Guantanamo Tribunal

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Evening News
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Mon, 08/11/2008

The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.

4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)

Where have all the tamales gone?

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Food Show
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Lazaro and Moro are from Cuba.  They buy most of their fresh and frozen corn from The Cherry Sprout Market where I work.  They always buy every last kernel of fresh and frozen corn that we have.  I invited them to come and sell their tamales at our Market the next time they visited.  About two weeks later they came with the

6:02 minutes (5.53 MB)

 

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