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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ILWU Remembers Lives Lost with May Day Flowers on Willamette

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/30/2008

 

As part of today's Mayday commemoration, a group of workers from the International Longshoreman Workers Union gathered along the Willamette River.

They floated 800 flowers on the river, one for each three US soldiers that have been killed in Iraq.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

Correctional Officer Who Beat Prisoner Not Indicted

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/30/2008

 

A Portland correctional officer who allegedly beat a prisoner, then bragged about it online will not be indicted or charged, said the  District Attorney's office today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more

 

2:00 minutes (705.45 KB)

Recovery Zone: Maitreya EcoVillage

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 04/30/2008

The May 1st Recovery Zone features a visit with an environmentally innovative intentional community:  Maitreya Ecovillage.   Founder Rob Bolman discusses his philosophy in working to create an oasis of cooperation and sustainability in an urban setting.  Produced by Stephanie Potter, with music by David Simon on fiddle and Dale Jones on guitar.

27:30 minutes (12.59 MB)

BLM Rejects Mining on Mt. St. Helens

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/29/2008

 

Today the Oregon Bureau of Land Management, rejected the hardrock lease application for a site near Mount St. Helens.

According to the BLM, an Environmental Assessment conducted in 2007 was unclear in its findings, and that the mining could result in mineral development exceeding what is allowed on federal land.

0:39 minutes (609.43 KB)

Food Crisis? Yes. Surprise? No.

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Tue, 04/29/2008

A converation with Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, regarding the global food price increases.

28:50 minutes (9.9 MB)

Locus Focus and the 1968 Columbia U Strike

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 04/29/2008

Barbara Bernstein hosts. She has guests on who participated in the 1968 Columbia Strike Commemoration/reunion this past weekend. They include Ray Brown, now a New Jersey  lawyer and Kathie Knowles, a Eugene, Oregon bodyworker/healer.

83:37 minutes (38.28 MB)

Body Vox Dance and an update from the Oregon Arts Commission

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 04/28/2008

Body Vox Dance premieres Horizontal Leanings, a new work set to an original score by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen.

Also Christine D'Arcy executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission gives an update aon the state of the arts.

26:48 minutes (24.54 MB)

Samantha Hunt discusses "The Invention of Everything Else"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/28/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Samantha Hunt author of "The Invention of Everything Else" a novel about Nikola Tesla, the ecentric Serbian inventor known for his revolutionary work with electricity and radio.

26:05 minutes (23.88 MB)

Homeless Activists Call Attention to Bridge Sweeps at City Hall

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/28/2008

 

Twenty-seven homeless people sat down out side city hall last night, and they say they plan to stay there until city government finds somewhere for them to live.

4:09 minutes (3.8 MB)

Music by Youth: "Inside" by Anna

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 04/28/2008

Anna's song was played at the Pulse of Portland Music Project radio show on April 29, 2008. Anna is a high school student  studying music production at Renaissance Arts Academy. Anna wrote the song "Inside" to accompany a video she made. The video was shown at the E3 Oregon Small Schools Film Festival on May 13th at the Portland Art Museum! 

2:55 minutes (2.68 MB)

 

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