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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Sierra Club: How Candidates Effect Us: Energy and Climate Change

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/23/2008

 

The Sierra Club of Oregon is launching a new campaign this week on the Power to Change.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.

 

 

2:31 minutes (2.31 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)

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)

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
program date: 
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)

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)

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)

 

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