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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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Left and the Law: fighting junk science in court

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker bring another installment of the Left and the Law. Today they focus on legislation in Texas that allows innocent people to get their convictions overturned. In particular, drawing on a case of purported child-abuse, it allows defendants to challenge junk science pushed by experts with new research. For example, much research has not been done on the inner anatomy of young girls' vaginas, and new research suggests that the hitherto unappreciated variability of some of these features (e.g. the hymen) can be mistakenly attributed to abuse. 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014
27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014

Interviews with students and teachers at Portland State University, fighting for a fair contract. 27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)

Chi Yvonne Leina says to all women "You are a special being!"

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Sat, 03/08/2014
On International Women Day 2014, Saturday March 8th, we heard a message of hope and strength from Cameroonian activist Chi Yvonne Leina.

"Chi Yvonne Leina is a Cameroonian journalist, community leader, and digital media change agent dedicated to shining a light on the unheard voices of ordinary women in Africa and transforming their fate."

59:53 minutes (47.97 MB)

Hopes and Dreams on International Women's Day

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Sat, 03/08/2014
Kate and Ivonne host a discussion of "Hopes and Dreams" with guests Jane and Colleen. 55:03 minutes (50.4 MB)

APA Compass: Malinda Lo, author of "Inheritance"

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Fri, 03/07/2014
Malinda Lo started writing because she just wanted to be the hero of her own story. She’s now the author of four acclaimed young adult novels, including the science fiction thriller, "Inheritance".

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media. 13:20 minutes (12.21 MB)

Randall Stuart and Cassie Skauge talk about Cerimon House

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Fri, 03/07/2014
This program was originally aired on Radiozine on Friday March 7th, 2014
28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

Tom Nelson on the USAPATRIOT Act

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Fri, 03/07/2014
Portland area lawyer and activist spoke on the USAPATRIOT Act.

 A main theme was the interplay between individual rights and collective security. Mr Nelson showed slides of the 1st, 4th and 5th amendments to the US Constitution and gave several examples, including Portland’s Mohamed Mohamud case, of how government actions may vary.  He argued that individual rights are both most vulnerable and most important in times of crises. Mr Nelson, a lawyer, summarized by saying that the courts may slowly be reigning in the constitutional abuses of the U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act and that citizens are ultimately responsible for maintaining their constitutional freedoms. 39:54 minutes (36.52 MB)

Conversation with Annam

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Fri, 03/07/2014
Host Sutree has a very interesting and enlightening conversation with Annam of The HeartGate Sanctuary just outside of Hood River Oregon.

From age 7, Annam was awake to divine Word. At 17, a revelatory spiritual experience increased this capacity and began her lifelong commitment to God-centered awareness.
 
Annam has been referred to as a midwife to the soul and a bridge to the God Mind within. She inspires us to true awareness and unity consciousness as she helps you to become your authentic divine self. Annam is a modern mystic for the student of life, Unity and the presence of the diving spirit.
62:06 minutes (56.92 MB)

Ted Ferrioli Interview

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Tue, 03/04/2014
Ted Ferrioli is the Republican Minority Leader in the Oregon Senate.  He talked with Don Merrill about collegiality in Salem, the importance of doing what's best for his constituency and his opinion on the effect of the American Legislative Exchange Council on lawmaking.
29:53 minutes (27.36 MB)

 

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