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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"Zapatista"

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Sun, 01/13/2008

 Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel  Malán about Subcomandante  Marcos  and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas,  discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists.  Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland.   Follow the link for more information.  

15:31 minutes (7.11 MB)

Civil Resistance in Iraq

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 Press coverage of Iraq tells us that  the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and  secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies.  Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at  Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation.   Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World  War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements  in Iraq.  

14:28 minutes (6.63 MB)

Rebooting Democracy Rally: Blumenauer Challenged

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 

In Portland Friday, a group called 'rebooting democracy' held an event to encourage progressive activism within electoral politics.

But not all attendees were happy with the group's choice of keynote speaker. 

KBOO's Katie Arrants has more

 

1:44 minutes (1.59 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2007

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

 This  is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety.   Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some  popular movements the mainstream media  fail to cover.  First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media.  You can hear this segment separately here.  

54:07 minutes (49.54 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Removal of Detainee Right to Appeal & Military Commissions Act 2006

program date: 
Sun, 01/13/2008

Next on Civil Liberties Watch Kboo’ reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund Discusses the Military Commissions Act of 2006 with the director of the ACLU of Oregon David Fidanque..

 

4:54 minutes (4.49 MB)

Montana wild bison hunting: happening now

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 01/11/2008

 

Wild bison migrating out of Yellowstone National Park are being hunted in Montana in what activists have termed ‘cross-border hunting sprees’. 

Jenka Soderberg interviewed Stephanie Seay of the Buffalo Field campaign about the state organized killing of these animals.

 

3:56 minutes (3.61 MB)

Direct report from Washington county residents: experimenting with homelessness yourself

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/10/2008

 

Nine Washington County residents spent a night in their cars and on the street last week to experience what it was like to be homeless.

K-BOO's David Rosenfeld reports.

 

2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

Is Pioneer Courthouse Square accessible for exercising First Amendment Rights? Report on Guantamano Bay Rally

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/10/2008

 

The Guantanamo International Day of Action includes eighty-three events worldwide.

 

One of the events is occurring at Pioneer Courthouse Square.  We go live now to the scene of the protest.

 

 

1:28 minutes (1.35 MB)

Interview with Bev Harris from Black Box Voting

program date: 
Thu, 01/10/2008

Please join Ani Haines and Melodie Silverwolf on Positively Revolting Talk Radio for an enlightening interview with Bev Harris, Founder and Director of Black Box Voting (http://www.blackboxvoting.org/) America's Elections Watchdog Group.

27:42 minutes (25.36 MB)

Scott Ritter

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program date: 
Thu, 01/10/2008

Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq.  He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty.  Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others.  For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

41:54 minutes (19.18 MB)

 

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