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


Interview: Michelle Shepherd, Author of Guantanamo's Child

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Thu, 07/17/2008

Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd  discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a  Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.

26:07 minutes (23.91 MB)

Robert "Wolfman" Belfour: The Oldest Blues Man in Memphis

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Thu, 07/17/2008

Waterfront Blues Festival, 2008. This is an interview with old time blues player, Robert "Wofman" Belfour. Listen for his music bedded underneath the interview and following immediately after (hastily ended, the batteries died before I could wrap up the questions). Belfour goes in to growing up on a southern Mississippi Crop Share farm, his performance technique, and his first major success in the business.

12:31 minutes (11.46 MB)

Just Add Water theater festival playwrights speak with Suzanne LaGrande

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/17/2008

Just Add Water theater festival playwrights speak with Suzanne LaGrande about their experimental work with Portland Center Stage.

25:56 minutes (23.74 MB)

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman

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Art Focus
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman. There's nothing she doesn't know about trees.

27:25 minutes (25.11 MB)

Climate Change's Effect on Our Lives: a Report from the EPA

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/16/2008

The E-P-A released a report today detailing regional impacts of climate change on the public health, livelihood and quality of life in America.

Jacob Anderson-Minshall brings us more about the impact on the state of Oregon

1:21 minutes (240.76 KB)

Barbara Ehrenreich, speaking at Powells

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of several significant, entertaining, and well-received books, including “Nickel and Dimed: on Not Getting by in America”, “Bait and Switch: the Futile Pursuit of the American Dream”, and “For Hetr Own Good: 150 Years of Expert’s Advice to Women”.
She returned to Portland on July 16 to speak at Powell’s City of Books on her latest book: “This Land Is Their Land: Reports form a Divided Nation”. Here are excerpts recorded by KBOO’s Ethan Scarl.

4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)

Peter Erlinder about Rwanda

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Radiozine
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Per Fagereng interviews Peter Erlinder, professor of constitutional and criminal law at William Mitchell College of Law.  He is former president of the National Lawyers Guild.  They discuss a recent article Erlinder wrote about Rwanda.

28:22 minutes (8.12 MB)

Theresa Mitchell presents Presswatch for July 17, 2008

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Presswatch
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Wed, 07/16/2008

Weekly report on the news you're not supposed to know.

24:16 minutes (22.22 MB)

Locus Focus: Columbia River Crossing and the Obama Cartoon

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 07/15/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein leads a discussion with our listeners on two topics, one National, one Local: The Columbia River Crossing and the recent New Yorker cover, featuring a cartoon of Barack Obama and his wife dressed as terrorists.

81:30 minutes (37.31 MB)

War Tax Resistance

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Radiozine
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Tue, 07/15/2008

Working for Peace, Paying for War? Host Martha Odom brings together people who are refusing to give tax dollars to fund killing. Hear local resisters from Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance and Metanoia Peace Community: and Steev Hise, a film maker whose documentary of war tax resisters will be released this fall discussing their reasons for resistance, the many methods to resist and the growing movement for non-participation in funding war.

53:29 minutes (48.97 MB)

 

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