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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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

29:32 minutes (27.04 MB)

Homophobic Protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Four members of the notorious anti-gay church of Fred Phelps arrived in Portland this morning to protest Portland’s support of gay rights. 

They were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters, who called for equal rights for all.

KBOO’s Rebecca Nay reports. 

4:26 minutes (4.06 MB)

Investigative Journalist Robert Parry on Obama's Cabinet

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/20/2008

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Robert Parry, award-winning investigative journalist for Consortium News. Parry's books include Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & "Project Truth;" Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; Secrecy and Privilege: the Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and "Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush," written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat.. His recent pieces include "The Danger of Keeping Robert Gates" and "Obama Risks Clinton-Era Mistakes," which states: "After a masterful campaign, Barack Obama seems headed toward some fateful mistakes as he assembles his administration by heeding the advice of Washington's Democratic insider community, a collective group that represents little 'change you can believe in.' ..."

26:43 minutes (24.46 MB)

Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art

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Art Focus
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Wed, 11/19/2008

Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up  at PDX Contemporary Art in NWPortland through November 29th.  See more images at: http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm  

 
 
 
 
30:54 minutes (7.08 MB)

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2008

Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.  In honor of the day Portland State University is hosting a vigil.
Transgender performance artist Scott Turner Schofield will read from his new book.
 

3:38 minutes (3.34 MB)

Drummond Coal Protest

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/19/2008

A number of Portlanders took part in a protest in Alabama today against Drummond coal.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke by phone with one of the participants in the protest.

4:22 minutes (3.99 MB)

Bailouts, Debt, & the Degradation of the Dollar

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/19/2008

On Presswatch with the "news you're not supposed to know" host Theresa Mitchell questions the validity of the bailouts  and sees a grim future for those of us who draw a paycheck for doing real work. The tidal wave is bearing down.

26:52 minutes (6.15 MB)

Technology and the Elections

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The Digital Divide
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Wed, 11/19/2008

This program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. 

52:07 minutes (23.86 MB)

Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End

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Tue, 11/18/2008

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

52:30 minutes (48.06 MB)

CAIR on Anti Arab Statement by Father of Rahm Emanuel

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/18/2008

President-elect Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for a racial slur made by his father Benjamin.
Last week the father of Rahm Emanuel stated in an interview with an Israeli paper, “Obviously he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to be mopping floors at the White House.”
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination called for Emanuel to renounce his father's statement, which he has now done.
Ibrahim Hooper, with the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg on the issue.

3:07 minutes (2.85 MB)

 

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