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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Working With Homeless Women

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Sun, 04/06/2008

 Laurie Mercier  talks with Anitra Freeman of  Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) about the work her organization does with homeless women in Seattle.  She will be speaking at In Other Word Bookstore on Thursday,  April 17 (call  503-232-6003 for info).   

8:36 minutes (3.94 MB)

Interview with Author Susan F. Hirsch

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Fri, 04/04/2008

Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Susan F. Hirsch Author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity; Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice. The Author who was herself a victim of the 1998  bombing of American Embassy in Tanzania and whose husband was killed there discusses her book and her opposition to the upcoming Military Tribunal of Ahmed Ghailani accused in the attack.

16:25 minutes (15.03 MB)

The Angola 3 - Robert King Interview

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Thu, 04/03/2008
20:54 minutes (19.13 MB)

Saed Bannoura Interview with Fouad Khoffash on Palestinian Political Detainees

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/03/2008

KBOO's Saed Bannoura brings us an interview with Fouad Khoffash on the issue of Palestinian political detainees.  Special thanks to Waddah Sofan for help with voicing.

7:02 minutes (6.45 MB)

What Immigrants/Refugees Arrive to in Oregon:Interview with Kayse Jama

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/03/2008

 

 As US policy worldwide results in thousands of refugees being displaced from their homes, many of those refugees end up trying to come here. 

KBOO's Stephanie Potter spoke with Kayse Jama of the Center for Intercultural Organizing in Portland about the issues faced by immigrants and refugees when they arrive here in Oregon.

11:01 minutes (10.08 MB)

The Story of Stuff w/Annie Leonard--Consumers & Climate Change

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/03/2008

 

Much of what is said about responding to climate change and the coming climate crisis puts the responsibility on the consumer, on the individual.  We're told to buy fluorescent light bulbs, or hybrid cars, or recycled paper, or other products - and that's supposed to somehow save us from massive species extinction.  Or we hear about 'carbon trading', a system that will allow the largest polluters to keep polluting at the same level.

9:52 minutes (9.04 MB)

Mumia Abu-Jamal Situation: Dave Lindorff Interview

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/03/2008
5:15 minutes (4.81 MB)

Colin Stryker's "Riverways" Film Addresses River Issues

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/03/2008

A discussion about Colin Stryker's film, Riverways, which addresses the following and how they interconnect: salmon, dams, private fisherman, commercial fishing, wheat farmers.

11:03 minutes (3.16 MB)

Margaret Cho, Jason Mak from the DisOrient Film Festival, Dengue Fever and Sarita See

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APA Compass
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Thu, 04/03/2008

An edited version of our membership drive program. Liz Rogers caught up with Margaret Cho on tour with her new show Beautiful; Executive Director Jason Mak talks about the 2008 DisOrient Film Festival taking place in Eugene; Patti Duncan interviews Chom Nimol and Ethan Holtzman from the Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever and Sarita See shares her Angry APA Minute.

38:43 minutes (11.08 MB)

Forest Service Employees Sue Over Fire Retardant

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/02/2008

KBOO's Chris Andrae spoke with one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit:

A group of Forest Service Employees has filed a second lawsuit against the Forest service challenging the agency's use of flame retardant chemicals. 

 

 

1:34 minutes (1.44 MB)

 

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