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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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Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela Update: From South American Viewpoint

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Evening News
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Wed, 03/12/2008

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U-N obligations by keeping so-called terrorists out of their territories, and not letting their borders to be used to protect them.

Rice’s comments come a day after President Bush said that Venezuela's response to the recent crisis in Colombia and Ecuador was provocative and disturbing.

2:49 minutes (2.59 MB)

Plans to Clearcut Trees near Salem: The Update

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/11/2008

 

Environmental groups are concerned about Bureau of Land Management plans to clearcut  two sites near Salem. This audio comes from reporter Crystal Leighty.

4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Mark Winne, author and activist talks of hunger in a land of plenty.

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Radiozine
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Tue, 03/11/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are  35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.

28:52 minutes (26.43 MB)

Toward Carfree Cities Conference in Portland, June

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Tue, 03/11/2008

March 12

A conversation with 2 organizers of the Towards Carfree Cities conference which Portland hosts in June.

28:46 minutes (9.88 MB)

Glen Lamb and the Columbia Land Trust

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 03/11/2008

Barbara Bernstein hosts "Post-Measure 49 Oregon, Part 2" with Glenn Lamb of the Columbia Land Trust (columbialandtrust.org). Learn what land trusts are, and how they can help save our environment. Find related information at the Land Trust Alliance (www.lta.org)

80:07 minutes (36.68 MB)

Portland's new recycle plan

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Tue, 03/11/2008

Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: The City of Portland has a new recycle plan. While a majority of the public supports it, it's not without critics.

3:28 minutes (3.17 MB)

Lisa Loving with John Gorenfeld on his political expose of the Rev. Moon and the Radical Right

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Between the Covers
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Tue, 03/11/2008

Lisa Loving interviews investigative reporter John Gorenstein, author of Bad Moon Rising: How Rev. Moon Created the Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built an American Kingdom.

 

27:58 minutes (25.6 MB)

Construction of a Casino Effecting Salmon: The Inside Update

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/11/2008

The Friends of The Columbia Gorge weighed in on the Warm Springs Tribes’ plan for a Casino resort in Cascade Locks today.They are opposed to it and would support instead an on-reservation solution as an alternative.They’re  basing their stance on the harm the planned casino would do to Salmon populations in the Lower Columbia and Snake Rivers.It took a trip to federal court to get access to the memo withheld by the

1:52 minutes (1.72 MB)

Talk Radio - Prepare for the March 15 Peace Rally!!!

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Mon, 03/10/2008

Today Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview Adam Sanchez, (ILWU Local 5), from Portland Labor Against War about the March 15th peace mobilization and more.

Helpful links:

PDX Peace Rally (www.pdxpeace.org)

US Labor Against War (www.usLaborAgainstWar.org)

National War Tax Resistance Coordination Committee (www.nwtrcc.org)

War Tax Boycott (www.wartaxboycott.org)

Funk The War!!! (portland.indymedia.org)

82:26 minutes (37.74 MB)

Jim Woodring on Words & Pictures

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 03/10/2008

Jim Woodring is responsible for some of the most mind-bending art and stories in the alternative comics scene, and his new book Seeing Things collects the most recent of his iconic imagery and nightmarish narratives. Jim is joined in the studio by Bob Rini, co-founder of the Seattle cartoonist collective Friends of the Nib.

41:30 minutes (16.63 MB)

 

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