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


Ubu Half Hour April Membership Drive Special

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 04/07/2008

The Ubu Half Hour Special: Whereas most programs have specials that are as long if not longer than the normal program, the Ubu Hour does things differently, by airing only half an hour this month. As a treat to the KBOO members, we will inflict half as much Ubu Hour insipidness and inanity on the listening public. Not only is it only half an hour long, but the Ubu 1/2-Hour contains no new radio theater, just some excerpts from previous shows (The Torturer's Apprentice and the rather notorious FCC Show, either of which can be obtained by calling 503 232-8818 or 1 877- 500-5266 by Friday Apr 11th)  as well as the usual begging and pleading for the money which this radio station needs. 

 

30:04 minutes (20.65 MB)

Joe & Abe w/ Austin Dacey and The Secular Conscience

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Mon, 04/07/2008

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today the guest is Austin Dacey (AustinDacey.com and at MySpace), author of The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life (Prometheus Books)

81:28 minutes (37.3 MB)

Analyst Phyllis Bennis on Petraeus' Statement

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

 

 General David Petraeus said today that he wants the US army to stay in Iraq at least another year.

Petraeus told two Senate committees that last year's influx of 30 thousand troops in Iraq had helped calm some of the sectarian violence.

 This is the first time in seven months that the General in charge of the US occupation of Iraq has testified to Congress.

3:03 minutes (2.8 MB)

Stage and Studio presents Too Much Coffee Man Opera by Shannon Wheeler and Sometimes a Great Notion at Portland Center Stage.

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Mon, 04/07/2008

On this special membership drive edition of Stage and Studio, Dmae Roberts talks with with Shannon Wheeler & Stacey Murdock

from Too Much Coffee Man and Aaron Posner from Somtimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey.

31:12 minutes (28.57 MB)

Journalist Jailed Covering Zimbabwe Election

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

 

A South African satellite technician, Abdulla Gaibee, has spent the last week in a jail in Zimbabwe.

He had gone to Zimbabwe to cover the presidential elections of March 29th.

The election was highly contested, with numerous allegations of abuse. 

0:26 minutes (403.31 KB)

Too Much Coffee Man: the Opera

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

S.W. Conser goes behind the scenes at the locally-produced opera Too Much Coffee Man: the Refill, and chats with Stacey Murdock, the baritone in the title role, and Shannon Wheeler, the creator of this unlikely pairing of the worlds of musical theater and alternative comic books.  Originally produced for the April 8, 2008 edition of Stage and Studio.

11:18 minutes (7.77 MB)

The Case for Veganism

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Sun, 04/06/2008

 There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of  why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet.  Matt Rosell and  Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's  Bill Resnick about some of them.  Matt works with In Defense of Animals.

13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)

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)

Picturing Popular Resistance in Sardinia

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Sun, 04/06/2008

 The Old Mole's Brooke Jacobson interviews Angela Cacciarru about popular resistance to privatization in Sardinia, Italy.

 

11:43 minutes (5.37 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2008

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Sun, 04/06/2008

 Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author.  We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from  an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.

You can hear the whole show by clicking the arrow on this page, or you can go to individual pieces  from the links below.  But first, support the Old Moles and this great community radio station by clicking on the JOIN NOW! button just above!  And thanks!

1.  The case for veganism

2.  Homeless in Seattle

36:59 minutes (16.94 MB)

 

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