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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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Presswatch 06-26-08

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Presswatch
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Wed, 06/25/2008

Theresa Mitchell hosts a discussion of the News You're Not Suppsed to Know. 

26:04 minutes (23.86 MB)

Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 06/24/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.

77:01 minutes (35.26 MB)

The Investigator Side A

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Tue, 06/24/2008
30:25 minutes (27.85 MB)

PDX Labor History Bike Tour

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Tue, 06/24/2008

Bill Resnick talks with Bryan Johnson, a labor historian, about the bike tour of Portland sites that are part of Portland's radical labor history.  It's part of  Pedalpalooza

8:18 minutes (3.8 MB)

Portlanders Tell City Council: Treat Homeless People Better

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

Portlanders opposing the city’s treatment the homeless gathered at city hall yet again yesterday morning to testify before the City Council. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

The following is an excerpt from that testimony.

 

3:18 minutes (3.03 MB)

Paper Mill Re-hires Workers: But No Contract

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/24/2008

An Oregon paper mill which was sold off in bankruptcy proceedings last month will re-hire half the workers that were fired – but without a Union contract. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

When Pope and Talbot paper mill in Halsey went bankrupt last month, 180 workers lost their jobs.

Now, at least ninety of those workers will be re-hired by the company that bought the assets from the bankruptcy court.

The mill's new owners, Minnesota-based Wayzata Investment Partners, has not yet recognized the two unions that had existing labor contracts when the mill was closed.

0:45 minutes (714.33 KB)

New plays at JAW: A Playwrights Fest and the Spotlight project at Artists Repertory Theater.

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/24/2008

PORTLAND THEATRE HAS A LONG TRADITION OF NURTURING NEW PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS… THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, TWO DIFFERENT THEATRE COMPANIES IN PORTLAND PRESENTS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE NEW WORK… PORTLAND CENTER STAGE CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY –JAW: A PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL… DMAE ROBERTS TALKS WITH LITERARY DIRECTOR MEAD HUNTER.

AND THIS WEEKEND ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE CELEBRATES CREATIVITY PAIRING YOUNG ACTORS WITH PORTLAND PLAYWIGHTS INTHE SPOTLIGHT ONE ON ONE PROJECT…ART’S REBECCA MARTINEZ JOINS DMAE LATER IN THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT IT….NEW WORK IN PORTLAND

24:15 minutes (22.2 MB)

Feminist Science Fiction

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Mon, 06/23/2008

The Old Mole's Frann Michel reviews The Marq’ssan Cycle -- five feminist science fiction novels by L. Timmel Duchamp, set in the late 21st century.  Their portraits of an American police state and the political use of torture are all too timely today. 

You can read this piece on Frann's blog here.

6:17 minutes (2.88 MB)

Michael Shuman on Going Local

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/23/2008

Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age"  and  "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."

25:13 minutes (20.21 MB)

Cool Weather, Global Warming?

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Mon, 06/23/2008

Tom Becker reads a  piece by Fred Pearce in The Guardian warning us that global warming skeptics will misuse short-term weather patterns to derail plans to curtail greenhouse gases. 

4:16 minutes (1.96 MB)

 

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