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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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Civil Liberties Watch: Guantanamo Refugees' Safe Relocation

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/11/2008

 

In this weeks 'Civil liberties Watch', Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund intervews Attorney Emi Maclean of the Center For Constitutional Rights.

 Last week Maclean testified to congress about  the fifty Guantanamo prisoners who are refugees, and the need to find a safe place for them to live

 

4:27 minutes (4.09 MB)

DirtBag with Chip Bubl on seeds

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 05/11/2008

Glen Andresen sorts out the pros and cons of heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified vegetable seeds with Columbia County OSU Extension Agriculture Faculty member Chip Bubl.

28:12 minutes (25.83 MB)

Letter Carriers and Food Bank Workers Band Together For Food Drive

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/08/2008

 



Over half of the people who will benefit from statewide Food Drives are families with at least one member who works full time according to sources at the Oregon Food Bank.

 A large percentage of those recipients is children.

3:49 minutes (3.49 MB)

Think Outside the Cardboard Box: Dignity Village at Hollywood Theatre

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/08/2008

 

An event was held last night at Hollywood Theatre called ”Think Outside the Cardboard Box”. 

The purpose of the event was to try to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in the city of Portland.

4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

6:02 minutes (5.53 MB)

Kasey Jama Speaks on Recent Events in Somalia

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/08/2008

 

Last week, the United States military bombed a house in a small village in Somalia. 

KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Kasey Jama, originally from Somalia, and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, here in Portland.

That was Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund with Kasey Jama - director of The Center for Intercultural Organizing

 

0:14 minutes (229.43 KB)

William Beeman, University of Minessota

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Wed, 05/07/2008

 Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East.  The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more. 

43:09 minutes (19.75 MB)

Update on Homeless Vigil after 13 Days

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/07/2008

 

1:40 minutes (1.52 MB)

People Rise Up Bids Farewell

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Tue, 05/06/2008

After nearly 11 years, I am ceasing production of this show at the end of May 2008.  This program summarizes a lot of what that airtime has been about.

28:58 minutes (9.95 MB)

Our Backyard: Murder on the Columbia

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Tue, 05/06/2008

KBOO's locally produced series of reports and commentary about the environment in Our backyard: This edition: Murder on the Columbia. The Swiss have in their constitution a requirement that "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms". Writing in the current edition of The_Weekly_Standard , author and lawyer Wesley J.

4:17 minutes (3.92 MB)

 

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