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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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Iraqi Child Recognized by Portland City Council

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/18/2008

An Iraqi child currently in Portland for medical treatment received a recognition by Portland's City Council this morning.
Mustafa Abed, who just turned six, arrived in Portland over a month ago with donations from the group 'No More Victims'.
He lost his leg and hip in a US airstrike in Fallujah four years ago.
The following declaration was read into the city's record By Tom Potter this morning.
'No More Victims' will be holding a number of fundraisers in the coming month to support Mustafa's medical treatment. 
More information is available on their website nomorevictims.org.

2:45 minutes (2.52 MB)

Teaching Rebellion - Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca

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Tue, 11/18/2008

 

Tonite on Circle A Radio we’ll be featuring an interview with Melissa Mundt and Gustavo Vilchis, recorded on Oct. 28th.  They joined us at the KBOO studios during their West Coast tour for “Teaching Rebellion”, a book that features first hand stories, and photography from the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico.  You’ll hear a few excerpts from the book, as well as more information on the militarization of Mexico, the US role, and what you can do.

Many of the voices on tonight’s show were recorded in Spanish, with side by side translation. 

58:22 minutes (23.38 MB)

Strengthening Our Local Economy

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/18/2008

Robyn Shanti hosts Strengthening Our Local Economy with Marcia Meyers from the Real Wealth of Portland Group.  They discuss ways to make the local economy more vibrant.

39:35 minutes (36.24 MB)

School of the Americas Protest

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/18/2008

Thousands of people will gather this weekend at the gates of Fort Benning, in Georgia for a yearly protest against the School of the Americas, now known as WHINSEC.
The military school is a well known combat training center for Latin American soldiers.
Over its 59 years, the center has trained over 60,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques, sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics.
Today, KBOO reporter Owen Bastable spoke by phone with Hendrick Voss, an organizer of this year's protest.

4:52 minutes (4.45 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The Missing White House E-mails

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/18/2008

The Bush Administration dismantled the White House system for archiving e-mails and never put a new one in place as required by the Federal Records Act. The missing e-mails cover the period of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's contact with the White House as well as the time period of the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

 Last week a federal Court  allowed an important lawsuit to to move forward in attempts to preserve these important records.

4:34 minutes (4.19 MB)

The 14th Amendment, Marriage, and Sexual Identity

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Mon, 11/17/2008

 Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Towards a Progressive Mental Health Policy

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Mon, 11/17/2008

What  would a humane and helpful mental health program look like?  David Oaks of Mind Freedom International  talks with Old  Mole Jan Haaken about "greening the mind." 

14:17 minutes (8.17 MB)

Gender Blender Presents: Gender Based Violence Part II

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Mon, 11/17/2008

 This is the second part of an hour long show in which Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall offer a tribute to Thursday’s Transgender Day Of Remembrance by addressing gender based violence. 

27:13 minutes (24.92 MB)

Gender Blender Presents: Gender Based Violence Part I

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Mon, 11/17/2008

This is the first part of the hour long show in which Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall offer a tribute to Thursday’s Transgender Day Of Remembrance by addressing gender based violence. 

28:08 minutes (25.75 MB)

Salman Rushdie, award winning author

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 11/17/2008

Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel.  In the book, a tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.

The Enchantress of Florence
is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.

59:13 minutes (23.72 MB)

 

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