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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Carolyn Jessop about Escape

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 01/07/2008

Host Lisa Loving interviews Carolyn Jessop about Escape, her first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American Religious sect and her flight to freedom with her eight children.

27:12 minutes (10.9 MB)

Dirty Laundry in the Republican Closet

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 01/06/2008

DIRTY LAUNDRY IN THE REPUBLICAN CLOSET - The first part of a hilarious new Ubu Hour political drama that completely skewers the homophobic right-wing leaders in the Republican Party and their quest to pound morality and family values into the American public to disguise their own "sexual proclivities." This program contains profanity, sexual situations, and other content that some listeners may find offensive...

19:44 minutes (13.55 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch Brandon Mayfield Interview

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program: 
Evening News
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Sun, 01/06/2008

An Interview with attorney Brandon Mayfield about his successful lawsuit to have the Patriot Act declared unconstitutional. 

10:21 minutes (9.47 MB)

Prospects for Pakistan

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Antita Weiss talks with The Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current situation in Pakistan, nuclear weapons,  and the consequences of possible US military action there.  Weiss is Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of several books.  

24:17 minutes (11.12 MB)

"At Weddings and Wakes"

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 The Old Mole's book reviewer Larry Bowlden discusses Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings  and Wakes.

8:30 minutes (3.9 MB)

Carolyn Jessop's Escape

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation.  Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour.  Jessop wrote the book Escape.

8:10 minutes (3.74 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 7, 2008

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker.  It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there.  Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel."  Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs."   And Bill Resnick alerts  us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.

53:17 minutes (24.39 MB)

Portland Peaceful Response Coalition

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Sun, 01/06/2008

Martha Odom presents the weekly activist report: news of last weeks actions and upcoming events for this week. You can also hear an interview with Will Seaman of Portland Peaceful Response Coalition talking about efforts to stop the Friday night rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

6:10 minutes (5.65 MB)

Lise Alschuler and the Alternative Medicine's Definitive Guide to Cancer

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 01/06/2008

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Lise Alschuler, author of "Alternative Medicine's Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrated Approace To Prevention, Treatment and Healing".  They discuss cancer causes, prevention, and therapies to prevent side effects from treatments.

28:50 minutes (19.8 MB)

Nuclear Power is NOT a good idea

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Sun, 01/06/2008

KBOO's Scott Forrester interviews Phillip Musegaas, policy analyst at RiverKeeper.com, about the current state of Nuclear Power in the United States, and why it's a bad idea to promote nuclear options as an environmental solution to the energy problem.

28:38 minutes (19.67 MB)

 

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