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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How Progressive is Obama?

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Sun, 03/23/2008

 Well-read Red Frann Michel surveys the left  press commentary on Obama's shortcomings as a progressive voice.  You can read this piece here.  

5:02 minutes (2.31 MB)

Obama in PDX: a Review

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Sun, 03/23/2008

 Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review Barack Obama's speech of Friday, March 21  at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. They discuss what's missing from his calls for solidarity.  You can listen to the speech here.

10:03 minutes (4.6 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 24, 2008

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Sun, 03/23/2008

The Moles succumb to Obamamania!   No, not quite.  But on this show, we review the good, the bad,and the doubtful in the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.   

Listen to this program in its entirety by clicking on the button above.  Or you can hear the separate segments by clicking on them below.  

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1.  The Well-read Red reviews Left Press commentary on Obama.

35:48 minutes (16.39 MB)

Joni Laurence LIVE on Movin' On

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Movin' On
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Thu, 03/20/2008

New to Portland, singer/songwriter JONI LAURENCE (www.jonilaurence.com/)live in studio!  Joni mixes eclectic styles of blues, country, folk and jazz.  Laurence considers herself a "singer/songwriter of the modern folk kind"  telling stories of of real people and life experiences.  Her latest cd WITH NO APOLOGY presents a collection of songs from the rockier side of folk, so listen up!.............Jade Hosts

29:03 minutes (26.61 MB)

Grannies Arrested at PDX Recruiting Center

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

Portland's seriously pissed off grannies were back at the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, after having taken several months off from their Friday protests.

Portland police arrested four people for putting red handprints on the windows of the Recruiting Center.

The Grannies say the handprints symbolize the blood of those who have died in the war.

3:06 minutes (2.84 MB)

The Price Tag for 5 years of War: from the Oregon News Service

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the National Priorities Project has released a state-by-state estimate of what the war has cost. 

For Oregon, the price tag is four-point-two (b) billion dollars already spent, and another one-point-eight (b) billion dollars budgeted. 

KBOO’s Helen Honey has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:

 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Housing Activists Stand up for Accountability in New Orleans

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/20/2008

 

 

The City council of New Orleans voted last night to criminalize homelessness -- just two months after deciding to demolish thousands of undamaged, affordable public housing units.

Housing activists have called the latest move an outrage that targets the poorest survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Six activists were arrested yesterday at Saint Bernard housing project, and dozens more marched on the home of Louisiana Senator David Vitter.

3:12 minutes (2.94 MB)

DIY, Portland: Art of Survival

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Wed, 03/19/2008

Hear how artistic expression has helped people to deal with and overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and physical disabilities. Funding for this episode was provided by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. More photos and links at http://destinationdiy.org

Thanks to Brian Kramer for engineering and production assistance, to Dmae Roberts for editorial assistance, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard
for original music. Thank YOU for listening!
 

28:02 minutes (38.51 MB)

Chris Hedges on Iraq, War and Religion

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Radiozine
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Tue, 03/18/2008

Host Chris Andreae interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and I Don't Believe in Atheists.

22:55 minutes (3.94 MB)

The Columbia River Crossing and the environment

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Tue, 03/18/2008

Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: The Columbia River Crossing and its environmetal impact.

3:50 minutes (3.51 MB)

 

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