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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The Farm Animal Sanctuary

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Tue, 03/25/2008

Host Laurie Sonnenfeld speaks with Wayne Geiger, founder and director of the Farm Animal Sanctuary in Scio, Oregon.

19:16 minutes (17.64 MB)

The Three Trillion Dollar War

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 03/25/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein speaks with Linda Bilmes, co-author of The Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict ( W. W. Norton, 2008).

83:41 minutes (38.31 MB)

Don't Bring A "No Iraq War" Sign to an Obama Rally

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/25/2008

 

As we reported yesterday on KBOO News, a Portlander who attempted to attend the Barack Obama rally on Friday was asked to leave because he was carrying a sign reading "No Iraq War".

KBOO's Crystal Leighty spoke with the man, Peter Maur:

1:45 minutes (1.61 MB)

Abe and Joe Talk Radio

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Mon, 03/24/2008

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today is a special fun-filled Membership Drive version of the show.

82:28 minutes (37.76 MB)

Best Books Special: Spring 2008

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 03/24/2008

Jim Schumock hosts a look at the best books of the past year with local booksellers Nina Rodda of St Johns Booksellers, Karen Ana of Looking Glass Books, Sally McPherson of Broadway Books and Michael Keefe of Annie Bloom’s Books. Special Membership offers and great literary reviews.

62:38 minutes (17.92 MB)

Dmae Roberts talks with Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre about "A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre talks with Dmae Roberts about "A Streetcar Named Desire" which he's directing.

18:55 minutes (17.32 MB)

Oaxacan Indymedia Event at Watershed Last Week

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 

As the corporate media declares that the government of Mexico has succeeded in suppressing the people's uprising in Oaxaca, the people of Oaxaca are emerging to tell a very different story.

In Oaxaca this week, a forum was held to give a voice to the political prisoners that are still being held from the 2006 people's revolt.

Here in Oregon, as well, the voices of the people of Oaxaca are coming through in a variety of forums, films and public presentations.

3:13 minutes (2.95 MB)

New Orleans Public Housing Activists Face Charges

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 

Three public housing advocates in New Orleans are facing felony charges after they were arrested on Friday afternoon.

The three activists occupied the Lafitte housing project during a protest against the demolition of affordable, undamaged public housing in New Orleans.

KBOO spoke with Jay Arena, a long-time public housing advocate in the city of New Orleans:

2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)

Sho Dozono in the Portland Mayoral Race

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/23/2008

 

We’re now joined by mayoral candidate, Sho Dozono.

Dozono says he wants to challenge the status quo and says Adams is a "City Hall insider" who believes he is "entitled to the Mayor's job".  

Thank you very much, again we've been speaking with Sho Dozono, one of thirteen candidates for Portland's next mayor.

 

3:29 minutes (3.19 MB)

A Radical for Obama

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Sun, 03/23/2008

 Radical black labor activist Malik Miah talks with Bill Resnick about his reasons for supporting Barack Obama while not expecting real change from an Obama presidency.  Malik writes for Against the Current.

18:53 minutes (8.65 MB)

 

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