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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Music in the Rice Fields 2

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  2

 

4:03 minutes (1.86 MB)

Mothers' Day & the Peace Movement

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Sun, 05/11/2008

Frann Michel as the Well-read Red shows how Mothers' Day began a century ago as an action for peace, and how that association is being revived by Code Pink.  To read her commentary, complete with many links to things you can do and read, go to Frann's Kboo blog.

6:47 minutes (3.11 MB)

Music in the Rice Fields 3

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  3

 

2:11 minutes (1.01 MB)

Findings of Day Labor study released

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/11/2008

The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.

The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.

3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Music in the Rice Fields 4

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the music made by slaves in the South of the US.  

 

13:40 minutes (6.26 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  US military.  Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above.  Or hear  individual pieces going to their links below.

In these first four segments, you can hear the music  of  Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar  Clarissa  Clo.

1. Music in the Rice Fields 1

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 05/11/2008

Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, &
Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the
Freightliner Five”)

Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie
Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists

Nik Theodore, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois

56:11 minutes (12.86 MB)

Music in the Rice Fields 1

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program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  1  

See The Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena on You Tube.

3:45 minutes (1.72 MB)

DirtBag with Chip Bubl on seeds

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 05/11/2008

Glen Andresen sorts out the pros and cons of heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified vegetable seeds with Columbia County OSU Extension Agriculture Faculty member Chip Bubl.

28:12 minutes (25.83 MB)

Religious Intolerance in the Military

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 The Old Mole's Tom Becker reports that the US military has developed a culture of intolerant Christian fundamentalism. He reads from a piece by Robyn Blumner posted on Common Dreams.   

5:55 minutes (2.71 MB)

 

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