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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Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses

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Thu, 08/21/2008

"Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses: Rethinking the Ways Businesses Are Run and How They Interact with the Local Communities They Belong To." Todd Wilson speaks with representatives from three of Portland's Food Coops: People's, Food Front, and Alberta. Feel free to call in with your with questions, comments, experiences and thoughts."

29:11 minutes (5.01 MB)

Police Tactics and Free Speech

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Thu, 08/21/2008

Hosted by: Pat McGuire
A Public Affairs program on discrimination and diversity, about Police tactics and free speech.

26:37 minutes (4.57 MB)

Preview: Raw & Living Spirit Retreat-Aug 26-29

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/20/2008

On the Thursday, August 21, Radiozine, producer Mel Reslor offers a program on raw foods and a preview of the 3rd Annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat at Camp Adams in Molalla, which is in Clackamas County, Oregon, and takes place August 26-29, 2008.   Program guests include Abeba Wright, author of Absoulutely Abeba's Krazy Krackers and Absolutely Abeba's Edible Treats; and Victoria Boutenko, author of Green for Life.

55:40 minutes (38.23 MB)

Metal Art & Festival in the Pearl

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Art Focus
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Wed, 08/20/2008

On the August 21, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

27:43 minutes (12.69 MB)

Bush Administration Tries to Gut Endangered Species Act

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008
1:27 minutes (1.33 MB)

Congress Critiques FDA for Calling Hormone Disrupter "Safe"

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008

 

The U-S Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A, also known as B-P-A, is safe. 

The FDA’s assessment of the chemical apparently relied on two studies—both of which were funded by the American Chemistry Council, Dow Chemical and Industry leaders.

2:17 minutes (2.09 MB)

Racial Profiling: New Report - Same Old Story

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Wed, 08/20/2008

Jo Ann and Dave look at the latest findings on racial profiling released by the Portland Police Bureau. This latest report, which compiles data on stops and motorists, cyclists and pedestrians over the past year, shows that African Americans are still more likely to be stopped by the police than other city residents. The city says the raw data doesn't tell the whole story, but community activists are concerned that "driving, cycling and walking while black" remains a serious problem in the Rose City. Jo Ann and Dave and discuss voter concerns about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

41:53 minutes (33.55 MB)

Speedo Swimsuit Maker: Worker Abuse

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/19/2008

 

1:25 minutes (1.31 MB)

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)

Deserted: Immigrants in the Desert

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Tue, 08/19/2008

 

For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities.

Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and sealing urban areas, pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.

59:04 minutes (23.66 MB)

 

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