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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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Movie Review: "Queens of Heart"

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss  Queens of Hearts, the documentary about Darcelle XV made by Jan Haaken with the help of various  Old Moles  and many others.  The film is available  from  Cinema Libre Studio.

11:39 minutes (6.67 MB)

Bruce Jacobs author of "Race Manners For The 21st Century"

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Bruce Jacobs, author of Race Manners about how to talk to each other in this new era of race relations. RACE MANNERS is a weapon for all people of good will. It encourages and equips people to honestly confront racial assumptions, misunderstandings and hostilities in everyday life, and it breaks down the workings of racial prejudice in ways we can all understand. At a time when the ostensible "War On Terror" has spawned malevolence and misinformation, RACE MANNERS is an antidote to the politics of fear.

54:10 minutes (21.7 MB)

Chris Hedges about "America the Illiterate"

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Thu, 11/13/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

56:56 minutes (22.81 MB)

Josh Tickell: "FUEL" Premieres in PDX

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/13/2008

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with filmmaker Josh Tickell about  FUEL, the winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary. His film explores our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and looks at alternative solutions.  "Fuel" has been garnering standing ovations, and premieres today (Friday/11/14), in downtown Portland at the Fox Tower Stadium.  Josh will be available at the 7:30 showings tonight and tomorrow to speak with the audience.

25:36 minutes (14.65 MB)

Susan Griffin on Wrestling With the Angel of Democracy

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/13/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with poet, essayist, playwright and screen writer Susan Griffin about her new book Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen.  Griffin is known for her innovative style. Her groundbreaking book Woman and Nature is an extended prose-poem. A Chorus of Stones, the Private Life of War, blends history and memoir as does Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen her most recent book.

28:36 minutes (26.19 MB)

Michele Ulriksen about "Reform at Victory"

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/13/2008

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Corvallis writer Michele Ulriksen about Reform at Victory, her non-fiction memoir about her experience as a teen in a locked-down unlicensed/unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school

26:32 minutes (24.29 MB)

Labor and the Auto Bailout

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/12/2008

The US Congress is considering a bailout of the top three car manufacturers in the U.S. - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
While some unions favor the bailout as a way to save their jobs, others have called for this crisis to be turned into a real opportunity for change in the transportation infrastructure of the country.
Mark Brenner is the head of the Detroit-based periodical 'Labor Notes'.
 

5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)

Peter Erlinder on Congo

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Radiozine
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Wed, 11/12/2008

Per Fagereng speaks with Peter Erlinder about Rwanda and the war in eastern Congo

28:57 minutes (26.51 MB)

NORTHCOM, AIG, and the Alaskan Vote

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/12/2008

On the 11/13 Presswatch, with the "news you're not supposed to know," host Theresa Mitchell explores election shenanigans and uncounted votes. Also, what's NORTHCOM up to? and why is AIG a bottomless pit?

27:47 minutes (15.9 MB)

FAIR vs. Fox

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/12/2008

The media watchgroup FAIR, or Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, challenged Fox News on the accuracy of its pre-election reporting.
Fox responded with an attack on the media watchgroup, saying that Fox had no control over what its pundits said - in this case, referring to their own employees Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Peter Hart, from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, says that the reaction of Fox executives to the accusation of bias was typical.
 

2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

 

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