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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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Earth Day After Party & Global Youth Service Day part 3

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The Underground
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Tue, 04/22/2008
18:24 minutes (21.06 MB)

Earth Day After Party & Global Youth Service Day part 4

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The Underground
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Tue, 04/22/2008
13:38 minutes (15.61 MB)

Marc Acito talks about his newest novel, Attack of the Theater People

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Between the Covers
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Tue, 04/22/2008

Producer Lisa Loving interviews award-winning novelist and political commentator Marc Acito about his newest comic novel, Attack of the Theater People.

 

28:09 minutes (25.77 MB)

Update on Black Panthers on Trial in San Fran

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2008

 

Demonstrators made themselves heard at a San Francisco Courthouse on Monday.

 They were there to support former Black Panthers on trial for a 37 year old Police Killing.

Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story.  

2:22 minutes (2.17 MB)

Follow the Garbage Part 3

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Tue, 04/22/2008

 

A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 3 includes reporters Ryan White and Katie Arrents on the de-construction movement and recycling; KBOO reporter Richard Umana interviews World Watch Institute Research Director Gary Gardner; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs reach the end of the line for local trash – a fleet of trucks with “Save the Earth” bumper stickers.

28:36 minutes (26.19 MB)

Are we Facing a Nuclear Power Relapse?

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Tue, 04/22/2008

A discussion with Michael Mariotte, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service, about the possibility of a nuclear power relapse in the U.S., and around the world.

28:44 minutes (9.87 MB)

Our Backyard: The candidates for President and the environment!

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Tue, 04/22/2008

This edition: the candidates for President and some thoughts on endorsements and the traditional media. The two Democratic candidates for President, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain have all put forth some plan to address energy and climate change. Grist, the Seattle-based environmental online news-zine, interviewed each candidate and fact-checked their environmental platforms and records ( http://www.grist.org/candidate_chart_08.html ). The traditional media seems to be ignoring the environment as an issue important to most people (http://www.

4:04 minutes (3.73 MB)

Ending Funding to Occupations: PDX Testimonials

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2008

 

This past Sunday, a town hall meeting was held at the friends meeting hall here in Portland, Oregon, on the subject of ending the funding of the Afghanistan and Iraq occupations.

Some twenty people testified at the Town Hall.

5:12 minutes (1.49 MB)

Leigh Ann Caldwell from Election Unspun on the PA Primary

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 04/22/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein interviews Leigh Ann Caldwell, News Editor for Free Speech Radio News and Producer for Election UnSpun. Today's main topic is the Pennsylvania Primary.

86:02 minutes (39.39 MB)

Blake Nelson's novel, "Girl"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/21/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Blake Nelson, author of Girl, a novel of a teenage girl and the agony of high school.

25:25 minutes (23.27 MB)

 

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