News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

 

Crystal Leighty speaks with Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, which features a 29 year old anti-heroine.

24:45 minutes (22.66 MB)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

27:43 minutes (25.37 MB)

QDoc: Queer Documentary Film Festival

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program: 
Out Loud
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Mon, 05/19/2008

Join Carla as she interviews Russ Gage and David Weissman, festival co-directors of the Queer Documentary Film Festival, happening May 29 through June 1 at the Clinton St Theater. Hear about specific movies, as well as the monthly free documentary films being shown at the Q Center.

This is the only queer documentary film festival in the US and only the second in the world. Many movies sold out last year, with over 200 people being turned away from the opening night movie! 

24:24 minutes (22.34 MB)

VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW AND THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/19/2008

MAY IS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND DMAE ROBERTS LOOKS AT THE LEGACY LEFT OR WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN OREGON… ON TODAY’S SHOW, VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW ABOUT HIS RESIDENCY AT THE SOUTH WATERFRONT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM CREATD BY LINDA K. JOHNSON… HIS PROJECT IS CHINA ON THE WILLAMETTE A VISUALIZATION OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN IN PORTLAND IF NO ANTI-CHINESE IMMIGRATION LAWS… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW WE’LL HEAR ABOUT SOME IMMIGRANTS WHO CARVED A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES IN JOHN DAY, OREGON WITH THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY AND THE KAM WAH CHUNG.

27:24 minutes (21.96 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)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 19, 2008

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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)

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)

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)

Racial Profiling: Activist Petitions City to Refocus

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
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)

 

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