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


Fruit Trees and Espaliering

program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.

27:53 minutes (25.53 MB)

No.Fest: Nu.Music.Art St.Johns

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program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

No.Fest : Nu.Music.Arts St. Johns 2008> Saturday June 21st.10am-Midnight> Admission donations suggested>all ages.

1:26 minutes (1.32 MB)

Dmae Roberts features Playwright Song Kim about "Due Process"--a play about police brutality.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

ON STAGE AND STUDIO WITH DMAE ROBERTS, WHO IS PROTECTING US-- WHEN THE CRIMINAL IS THE COP? THAT’S THE QUESTION POSED BY A NEW PLAY CALLED “DUE PROCESS” BY SONG KIM…”DUE PROCESS IS OPENING THIS WEEKEND AT THE GRESHAM LITTLE THEATRE AND WE’LL HEAR ABOUT HIS NEW PLAY ABOUT A MOTHER TRYING TO GET JUSTICE FOR HER SLAIN SON… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW… ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SARAH JANE HARDY JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT THE PLATE OF SUMMER CLASSES NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER IS OFFERING FOR YOUTH

25:44 minutes (20.62 MB)

X Saves the World: Jeff Gordinier

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

S.W. Conser talks with author Jeff Gordinier about his new book X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking.  A droll overview of media and culture in the information age, Jeff's book offers cautious hope for our future.

38:17 minutes (15.34 MB)

Author, Mary Doria Russell

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer Mary Doria Russell, author of Dreamers of the Day, a historical novel of a midwestern woman present at the birth of the modern Middle East. 

 

28:09 minutes (25.77 MB)

Immigration and LGBT

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program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between  queer and immigrant groups.  There are more  connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles.  One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."   

You can read this piece on Frann's blog

9:41 minutes (4.43 MB)

Cuba Authorizes Sex-Change Operations

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Cuba has authorized
Sex-Change Operations for Transsexual citizens. 

KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story.

  

The Associated Press reported Monday that Cuba has
official authorized gender-reassignment operations and will offer them free to
qualifying citizens.

The move—one of the latest
in a series of changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded
his elder brother, Fidel—puts Cuba above any US state in providing affordable
access to gender reassignment surgery.

1:26 minutes (1.32 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is  and is not doing about climate change.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below. 

1.  Bill Resnick and Deborah James discuss poverty, hunger, and food.   

2.   Frann Michel on how being queer is like being an immigrant (and  vice-versa). 

57:16 minutes (26.22 MB)

Starlight Parade Cited by UPP

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Activists with the United Poor People's campaign issued citations to spectators of this year's Starlight parade.

The action was to raise awareness of the citations issued to homeless people in Portland on a daily basis.

Lawrence Bishop

1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 82

Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work

Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME
member

Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’
Center for Racial Justice
 

55:18 minutes (12.66 MB)

 

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