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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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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)

Promo for Next Month's Ubu Hour

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 05/04/2008

A 2 1/2 minute promo for the June Ubu Hour, which debuted on the May show, and which will be edited down to a 1 minute promo for further airing...  For June the Ubu Hour will be adapting Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

Nourishing Hope: Nutrition Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 05/04/2008

Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) speaks with Julie Matthews (HealthfulLiving.org), author of Nourishing Hope: Nutrition Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. (NourishingHope.com) They look at how diet can help autism and provide a holistic guide to implementation.

29:04 minutes (26.62 MB)

Scott Fernandez, PURB, and our WATER!!!

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program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

Host Scott Forrester talks with Scott Fernandez, a member of the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) about contamination of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the summer supplement to our Bull Run Water Supply.

29:14 minutes (26.76 MB)

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police:

1:55 minutes (4.39 MB)

PDX Judge to Decide On Columbia Basin Plan for Salmon

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.

    The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.

0:34 minutes (531.47 KB)

Activists Call to End Trapping Program: Response to Sea Lion Killings

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The endangered Steller sea lion was among six sea lions found Sunday May 4th on the Oregon Columbia river  shot to death in an unauthorized killing.

Three elephant seals were found shot to death in California the day before. 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

PDX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act with Bus Tour

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 

 

April was National Fair Housing Month, commemorating the April 11, 1968 enactment of the Fair Housing Act by Lyndon Johnson. The Oregon Fair Housing Council marked the 40th anniversary last Wednesday with the first ever 'fair housing' bus tour of a US city.

The tour took participants through Portland, with a view toward historical housing discrimination.

1:13 minutes (1.11 MB)

A Missing Peice of March 2008 Ubu

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

A missing peice of the March 2008 Ubu Hour, more collaging of movies and the voice of the leader... This peice was lost a couple weeks before that show aired, and then found again later...

13:11 minutes (9.06 MB)

 

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