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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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Tropical Smoothie: Workers and Contractor Speak

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/28/2008

Last week, picketers gathered at the new Tropical Smoothies location on East Burnside to bring attention to the lack of fair wages and benefits used by the general contractor. The contractor has raised questions about the unions practices. KBOO reporter Don Wolfe has the story from both sides.

4:58 minutes (4.54 MB)

Dennis Kucinich LIVE on KBOO Talk Radio

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Mon, 01/28/2008

Joe Uris and Abe Proctor talk with (now former) presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich. (www.kucinich.us & www.kucinich.house.gov) Find out why he recently quit the race for President, his views on various hot topics, and his plans for congressional re-election.

Also, don't forget the Sandy Peace Vigil: First Anniversary, this Friday & Saturday, (Feb 1 & 2) across from Fred Meyer's on US 26 in Sandy. Read More HERE.

82:04 minutes (37.57 MB)

Ellen Goldsmith on Chinese Diet Therapy in Winter and Spring

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 01/27/2008

Ellen Goldsmith, Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is co-owner of Pearl Natural Health (http://www.pearlnaturalhealth.com/). Ellen joins Dr. David Naimon in a discussion on Chinese Diet Therapy, and how to boost your immune system in winter and spring by eating warming, winter foods.

27:33 minutes (25.22 MB)

Activist Report for 1/28/08

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Sun, 01/27/2008

Martha Odom reports highlights from the activist community.

2:42 minutes (479.23 KB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Addressing the Upcoming Security Bill

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Evening News
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Sun, 01/27/2008

And now, the latest edition of KBOO's Weekly series Civil Liberties Watch, with

Linda Olson-Osterlund

4:44 minutes (4.34 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - January 2008

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Sun, 01/27/2008

SRP kicks off a lucky seventh year of Radio Theater from the top off our heads to the back of your mind.

59:15 minutes (16.95 MB)

Bicyclists Visit Auto Show

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Evening News
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Sun, 01/27/2008

 On Friday, the monthly bicycle ride known as critical mass stopped at the Portland International Auto Show.  Bicyclists made the visit in a festive statement of ending our dependence on oil.

KBOO’s Marc de Giere has the story.

A longer version of this story ran during our No Beginning Too Small special day of programming.

 

3:56 minutes (3.61 MB)

On the Global Waterfront

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 Susan Erem, co-author of On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the longshoremen of South Carolina were prosecuted on trumped-up charges of inciting a riot, and how, with international labor support, they were victorious.  Bill and Susan discuss the political forces at play in the case.  More about the book here.  

13:58 minutes (6.4 MB)

Race, Poverty, and the Economy

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with Algernon Alston of the Economic Policy Institute (epi.org) about what the recession means for people of color and those with limited incomes.  They discuss policies that could lift the burden and the liklihood of their enactment.  Alston's writings on these issues can be found at the EPI website.  

14:31 minutes (6.65 MB)

 

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