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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Queer Youth Prom & Queer Core Youth Awards

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program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

On Saturday June 7th, the Q Center in Portland hosted two events for queer youth. The Queer Core Youth Awards honored area youth with a ceremony and gifts. That evening was the annual Queer Youth Prom hosted by SMYRC. 

Carla attended each event and talked with participants.

21:00 minutes (19.23 MB)

Fruit Trees and Espaliering

program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.

27:53 minutes (25.53 MB)

"Sex and the City"

program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

The Old Mole's Luz María Gordillo describes her attraction to "Sex and the City" while at the same time training her critical guns upon it.   

9:34 minutes (4.38 MB)

X Saves the World: Jeff Gordinier

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

S.W. Conser talks with author Jeff Gordinier about his new book X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking.  A droll overview of media and culture in the information age, Jeff's book offers cautious hope for our future.

38:17 minutes (15.34 MB)

JFK and The Unspeakable; Why He Died and Why it Matters

program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

 

    James Douglass is the author of a powerful and meticulously documented new book that brings to the fore the central focus of Kennedy's presidency. This focus was his determination to pursue Peace, with Khrushchev, Castro and in Vietnam and he stood isolated in the Security State in which he operated. It is a focus that has been obscured by official histories and only now can be fully told. It is this focus that ultimately cost him his life by the agencies within the very government he was president of.  

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB)

Starlight Parade Cited by UPP

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Activists with the United Poor People's campaign issued citations to spectators of this year's Starlight parade.

The action was to raise awareness of the citations issued to homeless people in Portland on a daily basis.

Lawrence Bishop

1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

Climate Change in Congress?

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program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.  

Tokar has just published an article "Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice" in which he expands on what he says in this interview.   

11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Freedom of Speech Victory: Bonnie Tinker Speaks

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

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One year after locking themselves to a World War 2 tank in last year's Rose Festival Parade, Grannies Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker, had the charges against them dismissed.

1:00 minutes (934.74 KB)

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 82

Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work

Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME
member

Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’
Center for Racial Justice
 

55:18 minutes (12.66 MB)

Seeing Politics in Pink Martini

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program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Bill Resnick finds the implicit, yet deep, politics in the music of Pink Martini--a politics of moods and values rather than of words and ideology.  

7:34 minutes (3.47 MB)

 

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