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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Greg Mandel, author of "High Hat"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews local author Greg Mandel, whose latest book is High Hat, a hard-boiled satire featuring the Pope as a private eye.

27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)

Director Kristan Seemal of Mimesophobia and Erin Thomas of 24 Hour Plays.

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Photo:  MimesophobiaHost Dmae Roberts talks with Kristan Seemel, director of the new production at Sand and Glass ProductionsMimesophobia by Carlos Murillo.

Also featured is CoHo Production's Erin Thomas and the 24 Hour Plays.

21:34 minutes (19.74 MB)

Obituaries

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Host Bruce Silverman explores the new world of obituaries where the bad is being reported right along with the good deeds of the dead. He speaks with two obituary writers.

29:24 minutes (26.92 MB)

Making a Sustainable City

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Bill Resnick talks with urban naturalist Mike Houck of the Audubon Society and the Urban Greenspaces Institute.  They discuss many of the issues around making Portland part of a natural, sustainable environment in this two-part interview.  We hear Part 1 on this program;  Part 2  will be  aired next week. 

20:09 minutes (9.23 MB)

Book Mole: Coetzee's "Boyhood"

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Larry Bowlden discusses J.M. Coetzee's "fictional  autobiography" Boyhood: Scenes  from a Provincial  Life, and compares its emotional depth to that of similar stories of childhood by women writers.  

7:48 minutes (3.57 MB)

Well-read Red on Trivial Lies and Big Lies

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Laurie Mercier explores  how political discussions often fail to distinguish between lies that are  trivial, like John Edwards's, and lies that have global, catastrophic consequences -- like those of the Bush administration. 

7:40 minutes (3.52 MB)

The First Labor Party

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster.   It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library. 

8:43 minutes (3.99 MB)

Layoffs of California public employees, Oregon anti-worker ballot measures, labor’s stake in global warming

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/10/2008

Adrienne Suffin, SEIU Local 1000

Scott Moore, Defend Oregon

Barbara Byrd, Secretary-Treasurer, Oregon AFL-CIO

43:43 minutes (17.52 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear the pieces separately, follow their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and urban naturalist Mike Houck discuss green cities.

2.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews J.M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life.

3.  Well-read Red Laurie Mercier explores political  lies--big and not-so-big. 

47:09 minutes (21.59 MB)

 

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