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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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1 out of 100 Americans Are Incarcerated

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

A new study examining the social and financial costs of prison policy says the United States has passed a grim milestone: one out of every one hundred Americans is now incarcerated.Oregon spends a higher percentage of its budget on prisons than any other state. KBOO's Christian Danielsen has more.

1:12 minutes (1.1 MB)

New Management In Southwest Portland Increases Evictions

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

 

Tenants of Park Terrace Apartments on SW Park Avenue in Portland have faced steep rent increases, evictions and firings since Morris and Stevens took over as the management company.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Charles, who worked as the building's maintenance man for fifteen years, and was summarily fired and evicted by the new management

 

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

Organizers Plan for RNC in Minneapolis

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

Large demonstrations are planned for both the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer.

And some protest organizers are touring the country to encourage people to come to the conventions to challenge a process that they see as exclusionary and un-democratic.

KBOO’s Bryan Smith spoke with some of the organizers of the protests planned for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis this August

 

2:46 minutes (6.34 MB)

Sizemore Politicizes Oregon to His Financial Gain

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

Bill Sizemore has had a big impact on Oregon politics - much of it to his financial advantage, according to a new study released this week.

KBOO's Jason Howd has more:

 

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

[Global Rhythm audio-tag-artist]

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Wed, 02/27/2008

 Radio Beyond Borders Presents Global Rhythm: International Week and Night at the University of Portland including diverse music and interviews from the event last Saturday (Feb. 23).

 

29:02 minutes (33.23 MB)

Movie Talk 2-27-08

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Tue, 02/26/2008

Ed Goldberg and Dawn Taylor review the latest movies.

27:56 minutes (25.57 MB)

Using Primates for Research

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Tue, 02/26/2008

Host Laurie Sonnenfeld interviews Matt Rosell of In Defense of Animals about their campaign to educate people about primates used for research in OHSU laboratories.

25:44 minutes (23.56 MB)

Advocacy for Incarcerated Youth

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The Underground
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Tue, 02/26/2008
5:18 minutes (4.86 MB)

Locus Focus with David Cole on Why America is Losing The War On Terror

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 02/26/2008

Today on Locus Focus, Barbara Bernstein talks with David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Co-Author, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (TheNewPress.com); Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Nation; Co-Chair, Liberty and Security Initiative & Checks and Balances Initiative, Constitution Project.

80:05 minutes (36.66 MB)

0227 Our Backyard

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Tue, 02/26/2008

Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: There's something in the air ... and it's killing our hearts.

3:30 minutes (3.21 MB)

 

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