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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


The Labor of Women

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Sun, 08/31/2008

Old  Mole Frann Michel draws on Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale to focus on the  exploitation and coercion of of women's reproductive  labor.  More specifically, she examines recent political battles over access to abortion, contraception, and sex education, and the need for women to be free to choose when and whether to bear and raise children.  You can read her piece with many links to follow up on right here

7:10 minutes (3.29 MB)

Obama and Progressive Politics

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Sun, 08/31/2008

Is the Obama  campaign  part  of  a  progressive politics?   Clayton Morgareidge quotes and sums up pieces  from three writers taking very different positions:  Steven Rosenfled, writing on AlterNet; Adoph Reed in the Black Agenda Report; and Bill Fletcher Jr. writing in The Black Commentator

7:52 minutes (3.61 MB)

Labor Day Special: Portland Restaurant Workers' Association

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/31/2008

Misty Cumbie, Portland Restaurant Workers’ Association

14:45 minutes (5.91 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 1, 2008

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Sun, 08/31/2008

The Moles celebrate Labor Day by burrowing into issues surrounding  several  kinds of labor.  Labor  Historian Nathan Lichtenstein  talks  labor movement strategy and the SEIU with Bill Resnick.  Mike  Snedker and Jan Haaken  consider the plight of sex workers in Portland.  Frann Michel analyzes controversies  about women's labor and women's sexuality.  And Clayton Morgareidge reviews  progressive takes on Barack Obama.  Hear  the  whole  show by hitting the arrow  above, or  separate pieces  by following the links below:

1.  Labor Strategy and  the SEIU

2.  Sex Work in Portland

51:32 minutes (23.59 MB)

In A Tight Spot

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Sat, 08/30/2008

In A Tight Spot, a play in two acts by Louis Aragon produced by the Sudden Radio Project for the Dada and Surrealism Festival.

Man: Watch out, can't you?

Arc Lamp: What do you want? I am Light!
 
85:41 minutes (24.52 MB)

Urban Warfare

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/27/2008

 

Portland officials say the US military has agreed to move a special forces training operation in urban warfare to Jantzen beach.
The decision came after the exercise on Monday sparked fear and panic among downtown residents.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
5:57 minutes (5.45 MB)

Meditation vigil DNC

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/27/2008

 

There is at least one quiet spot in Denver during the Democratic National Convention. A group is holding Meditate08, a meditation vigil and training in a park across the river from the convention.

Andy Seaton has the report.

3:04 minutes (2.82 MB)

Oregon Bus Project At The DNC

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/27/2008

 

The Oregon Bus project is bringing a new political awareness to youth across oregon and now across the country.
Andy Seaton has the report.
 
1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

DNC Merkley

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/27/2008

US Senate candidate Jeff Merkley spoke to KBOO’s Andy Seaton at the Democratic convention in Denver about the race and about his recent flip flop on Palestinian Human Rights.

5:58 minutes (5.46 MB)

DNC Host Family

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/27/2008

While covering the Democratic National Convention, Reporter Andy Seaton has been staying with a local Denver family.   They took time out of their busy day to share their experience of the convention.

3:55 minutes (1.8 MB)

 

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