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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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New Orleans Public Housing Activists Face Charges

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 

Three public housing advocates in New Orleans are facing felony charges after they were arrested on Friday afternoon.

The three activists occupied the Lafitte housing project during a protest against the demolition of affordable, undamaged public housing in New Orleans.

KBOO spoke with Jay Arena, a long-time public housing advocate in the city of New Orleans:

2:55 minutes (2.67 MB)

Oaxacan Indymedia Event at Watershed Last Week

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 

As the corporate media declares that the government of Mexico has succeeded in suppressing the people's uprising in Oaxaca, the people of Oaxaca are emerging to tell a very different story.

In Oaxaca this week, a forum was held to give a voice to the political prisoners that are still being held from the 2006 people's revolt.

Here in Oregon, as well, the voices of the people of Oaxaca are coming through in a variety of forums, films and public presentations.

3:13 minutes (2.95 MB)

Dmae Roberts talks with Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre about "A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 03/24/2008

 Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre talks with Dmae Roberts about "A Streetcar Named Desire" which he's directing.

18:55 minutes (17.32 MB)

Best Books Special: Spring 2008

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 03/24/2008

Jim Schumock hosts a look at the best books of the past year with local booksellers Nina Rodda of St Johns Booksellers, Karen Ana of Looking Glass Books, Sally McPherson of Broadway Books and Michael Keefe of Annie Bloom’s Books. Special Membership offers and great literary reviews.

62:38 minutes (17.92 MB)

Casino May Be Built on Public Land by Cascade Locks

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/23/2008

At 10:30 Chris Andreae hosts Get This.  Kevin Gorman, head of Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, is her guest.  The topic is, ‘ Las Vegas in the Gorge’?…Follow the money.

29:53 minutes (5.13 MB)

A Radical for Obama

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Sun, 03/23/2008

 Radical black labor activist Malik Miah talks with Bill Resnick about his reasons for supporting Barack Obama while not expecting real change from an Obama presidency.  Malik writes for Against the Current.

18:53 minutes (8.65 MB)

Inheriting the Trade - Legacy of Slavery

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 03/23/2008

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of the memoir, Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. He discusses what happened in the summer of 2001 when he and other family members traced the slave trade route of their ancestors, the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading dynasty in early America. who transported 10,000 Africans to America and the Caribbean between 1769 and 1820.

57:55 minutes (26.52 MB)

PDX Mayoral Race Sam Adams Responds to Sho Dozono

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/23/2008

The race for Portland's next mayor is starting to heat up - with Sho Dozono losing his public funding, accusations have begun to fly between the candidates.
KBOO spoke with candidate Sam Adams on his response to Dozono's decision to stay in the race.
That was Commissioner Sam Adams, who is running for Mayor in Portland's May election.

2:21 minutes (2.16 MB)

How Progressive is Obama?

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Sun, 03/23/2008

 Well-read Red Frann Michel surveys the left  press commentary on Obama's shortcomings as a progressive voice.  You can read this piece here.  

5:02 minutes (2.31 MB)

Activist Report for Mar. 24, 2008

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Sun, 03/23/2008

Martha Odom reports news from the activist community and events of note for the upcoming week.

2:28 minutes (438.74 KB)

 

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