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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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)

African Film Festival

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 The African Film Festival is going on all this month.  Jan Haaken and PC Peri of the Flying Focus Video Collective discuss the films that will be shown and their importance in bringing greater awareness of African diversity to Portland.  You can learn all about the films and how to see them by clicking here.  

7:50 minutes (3.59 MB)

Movie Review: Persepolis

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris comment on Persepolis, the animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi.  The film (and the book) is the autobiographical story of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran.  You can learn more about the film here, and listen to the author being interviewed on Kboo here.  There's also more about the film from Amin Farzanefar at this site.

14:21 minutes (6.57 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)

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)

Kayse Jama speaks of immigrant rights and diversity.

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Radiozine
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Thu, 01/24/2008

Leigh Anne Kranz interviews Kayse Jama of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, a Portland-based organization working to build a multi-racial, multi-cultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights. They'll discuss upcoming anti-immigrant ballot measures and more.

25:28 minutes (23.32 MB)

Interview with Dr. Mona El-Farra, Gaza program director for the Middle East Children's Alliance

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Thu, 01/24/2008

 

 

Hala Gores and William Seaman speak with Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza about the escalation in the Israeli blockade and the resulting worsening of the humanitarian crisis there. Dr. El-Farra is a physician by training and a human rights and women's rights activist by practice. She is Deputy Director of the Union of Health Work Committees, heads the Rachel Corrie Children’s Center and is the Vice President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza.

56:48 minutes (22.75 MB)

Interview with Todd Kwait - Chasin' Gus' Ghost - Jug Band Music

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Movin' On
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Thu, 01/24/2008

Laurie Sonnenfeld interviews Todd Kwait, Director of the new documentary film "Chasin' Gus' Ghost", a history of Jug Band Music from the '20's on. The film will show during the NW Film Center's "Reel Music" film series on January 29, 2008. You can Watch the Trailer on YouTube or you can Buy Tickets here

15:19 minutes (14.03 MB)

Reversing global warming--really

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program date: 
Wed, 01/23/2008

Can aircraft contrails be used to reflect solar heat, and by their absence, allow heat to escape the Earth at night?  See theresaspresswatch.blogspot.com for text

27:54 minutes (4.79 MB)

 

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