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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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Movie Moles: "Killer of Sheep"

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett, is a  film about life in Watts in the early 1970s, one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time according to the National Society of Film Critics.  It's now out on DVD.   Frann Michel and Denise Morris tell us about it.   

12:45 minutes (5.84 MB)

Bowlden on Krakhauer

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Jon Krakauer's book Under the Banner of Heaven and reflects on his own experience growing up in a Mormon family--and on how religious fundamentalism of any variety closes down our minds.   

7:29 minutes (3.43 MB)

Iretsu

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Clayton Morgareidge talks with members of Iretsu, a young Portland "avant-pop" band getting national attention.  We hear some of their music and talk with Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly about how their music points in the direction of better ways to treat each other.  You can hear more of their music, and even download some of it, at Hidden Shoal where Iretsu is under contract.  You can also find them on MySpace, and at their own website.

8:58 minutes (4.11 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Bushites face trial?

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Presswatch
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Overseas travel may prove risky for war criminals in the Bush regime...global warming ate our cherries...impeachment-fu...trans health care denied 

25:25 minutes (4.25 MB)

Food Show with Rudy Speerschneider and Wenonah Hauter

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Food Show
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Host Marliese Franklin looks at two questions on today's show...

1. How do performers make ice cream? Rudy Speerschneider of Mostlandia sets the stage.

2. Are we an "Irradiation Nation?" Wenonah Hauter discusses her new book, "Zapped: Irradiation and the Death of Food."

52:47 minutes (24.17 MB)

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Portland’s city-supported day labor hiring site opened early today. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

Supporters say the day labor site is intended to protect workers from employers who have denied wages, not given breaks or otherwise victimized their employees.    

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Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his newest book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington.

25:52 minutes (23.69 MB)

Low Score for Oregon Insurance Regulators

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

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The state of Oregon scored quite low, in a new survey of insurance regulators in every state.

 The regulators answered fourteen questions about how individual health insurance policyholders are handled and protected.

Today, since more people are faced with getting their own healthcare coverage, the results are revealing.

Kboo’s  Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us this story, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

1:11 minutes (1.08 MB)

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Portland’s long-awaited day
labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now. 

The Center will open for
business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their
immigration status.

Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will
administer the center:

That was Justin Shear, from the group Voz,
speaking from the grand opening of Portland's first day labor center.

 

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

 

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