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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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Western Climate Initiative

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Tue, 08/19/2008

In a few weeks, the Western Climate Initiative, or W-C-I, will release its plan to improve the environment by reducing global warming pollution in the West. The plan is already getting criticism for making too many concessions to industry. Seven states and four Canadian provinces are WCI members, including Oregon. KBOO's Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

 

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

Oregon chapter of the ACLU

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Tue, 08/19/2008

Jay Thiemeyer hosts a discussion of the present and future of the Oregon chapter of the ACLU with Chin Ming, the new Legal Director, and David Fidanque, long-time executive director.

28:52 minutes (26.44 MB)

Professor and Writer Richard Falk

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Tue, 08/19/2008

Per Fagereng interviews professor and writer Richard Falk about the pipeline-geopolitics involved in the conflict between Russia and Georgia and the mainstream media's coverage of the situation. Falk is the author of more than 20 books,  including "The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq."

28:14 minutes (4.85 MB)

Patriarch Versus Matriarchy as they relate to the Environment

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 08/19/2008

 Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.  

First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability.  Is it even possible for our species (let alone most other species) to survive our greed?

Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?"  This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Twelve Women Assaulted in Iraq

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Tue, 08/19/2008

The guest is Larry Scott of va.watchdog.org.  They  also discuss  an article by  Irene Weiser  on  Twelve Women Assaulted in  Iraq.  That  article is available on  commondreams.org. And they discuss an article called, Women and War: The Toll of Deployment on Physical Health. To reference it, go to www.sitemaker.umich.edu/afwomen/home. Also Elli George at oif@isr.umich.edu.

54:22 minutes (9.34 MB)

Iraqi Refugees in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 08/18/2008

 

Over a million Iraqi refugees have been displaced from their homes since the US invasion in 2003.
Some of those refugees have made their way to Portland - but are having trouble getting the services they need.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the organizers of a volunteer effort to help Portland's Iraq refugees:

3:46 minutes (3.45 MB)

Abe and Joe Talk Radio 8/19

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Mon, 08/18/2008

Host Joe Uris steers the ship solo thru 2 issues, one local and one international.  

Locally, we're centered on Mike Erickson's [Wiki] 2004 "vacation" in Cuba, where he lost all of the receipts and other paperwork showing that his vacation was, in actuality, a humanitarian mission, carrying medical supplies to a Cuban clinic that doesn't seem to exist.  

Internationally, of course, is our relationship with Russia, now that they've demonstrated their admiration for US Foreign Policy thru mimicry, by brutally invading another sovereign nation under the guise of "Liberation."  Because they can.

 

 

 

 

56:53 minutes (26.04 MB)

Scott Simon about his novel, "Windy City"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/18/2008

Host Jim Schumock interviews radio-host and author Scott Simon about his book, Windy City: A Novel of Politics. The book provides an insider's view of Chicago's urban political fray.

55:20 minutes (12.67 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch DOJ suit

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Mon, 08/18/2008

In today's installment of Kboo's feature “Civil Liberties Watch “, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Daniel Metcalfe, a lawyer who has challenged the politically-motivated hiring and firing of U-S attorneys at the U-S Department of Justice.

5:18 minutes (4.85 MB)

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/18/2008

Gretchen Vala from CURE and her sister Chris came in to the studio to talk with Ruth about how incarceration affects family members and loved ones.

30:48 minutes (28.2 MB)

 

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