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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Ursula K. Le Guin

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/05/2008

A special featuring a recent reading by noted Portland author Ursula K. La Guin.  She reads from her new novel, Lavinia, which is based on a secondary character mentioned briefly in Virgil's masterpiece, The Aeneid.  La Guin says she thought it was time that Lavinia got to tell her view of things.

27:33 minutes (25.23 MB)

John Wolf

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 05/05/2008

Emma Jackson Ford interviews John Wolf author of "Night of the Moray Eel".

25:24 minutes (23.26 MB)

Whitebird Dance and Defunkt Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/05/2008

Dmae Roberts hosts guests from Whitebird Dance, which presents 4x4-The Ballet Project, for their 10th anniversary celebration featuring four ballet companies in Oregon and San Francisco. Also defunkt Theatre talks about their production of Vaclav Havel's The Garden Party.

26:10 minutes (23.96 MB)

Filmaker of"Uncounted" Looks at Election Discrepancies

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/05/2008

 

As Oregonians prepare to send in their ballots for the May 20th primary election, it's worth asking whether the votes will be counted fairly.

In the 2004 election, there were numerous discrepancies and questionable results in many different districts and states.

States that used electronic voting machines were especially affected. 

5:41 minutes (5.21 MB)

Jeff Taylor, Kyle Burris, and Sam Adams for Mayor

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Mon, 05/05/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview 3 of Portland's Mayoral candidates, and invite questions from the listening public. Today's candidates served up on the grill are Jeff Taylor, Kyle Burris and Sam Adams.

85:41 minutes (39.22 MB)

Insane Liberation

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 David Oaks, director of Mind Freedom, discusses the liberation of the mad, psychiatric survivors, and invites us to a "Normathon" to be held in Eugene on May 17.  He talks with Old Mole Jan Haaken.   

13:40 minutes (6.26 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Omar Khadr Release Denied

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr only fifteen years old when captured was denied release on the basis of his age.

Military Judge Peter Brownback attemps to close the last door for the Canadian citizen despite International pleas.

4:44 minutes (4.35 MB)

Socialism, the Only Alternative

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 The Well-read Red (Clayton Morgareidge) reads from an article by Randhir Singh called "The Future of Socialism."   Singh argues that Capitalism has not only failed to provide for human welfare, but is on the road to destruction, taking us all down with it.  Socialism must be on our agenda if we are to have hope of surviving.  Singh's article in full is at mrzine.

 

10:41 minutes (4.89 MB)

Political Olympic Athletes

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 Thabiti Lewis reminds us of John Carlos' and Tommy Smith's raised fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and argues for the legitimacy of such gestures today.  What might althletes intend by such gestures in China in 2008?  

6:17 minutes (2.88 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 5, 2008

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, features discussions of electoral democracy and its discontents, the rights of psychiatric patients, socialism as a necessary goal of progressive political action, and political gestures by Olympic athletes.  You can hear the whole wonderful show by clicking on the arrow above.  Or you can hear whatever part you like by clicking on the links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and Rob Ritchie of Fair Vote discuss what's  wrong with electoral democracy and how elections could be more democratic.

53:10 minutes (24.34 MB)

 

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