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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What will happen to Umatilla Mustard Gas?

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/07/2008

 

A private meeting was held today concerning chemical agent waste issues at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility near Hermiston, Oregon.  
The issue at stake is how to dispose of one  ton containers of mustard gas. These containers account for nearly 70 percent of the entire stockpile at Umatilla.

Kboo’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Richard Condit, a senior council with the Government Accountability Project earlier today.

3:50 minutes (3.52 MB)

Brandon Mayfield triumphs for Civil Liberties

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/07/2008

 

Next we have our recurring news segment Civil Liberties Watch. Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield for an update on his case against the Patriot Act.

3:25 minutes (3.12 MB)

Will any history or homes be saved in New Orleans?

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/07/2008

 

An update now on the homeless in New Orleans.  Last month, the New

Orleans City Council Voted to demolish hundreds of units of public housing.

Now residents are forced to live on the street and are unable to return to their homes.

4:24 minutes (4.03 MB)

Sustainable living in Portland? Ask Tryon Farm

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/07/2008

Living sustainably is not an easy thing to do in city life. Too often everyday people are forced to make harder and harder decisions when it comes to their environmental impact. KBOO’s Michael Ianello brings us one community’s example of sustainable city living.

3:43 minutes (3.41 MB)

Carolyn Jessop about Escape

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 01/07/2008

Host Lisa Loving interviews Carolyn Jessop about Escape, her first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American Religious sect and her flight to freedom with her eight children.

27:12 minutes (10.9 MB)

Dirty Laundry in the Republican Closet

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 01/06/2008

DIRTY LAUNDRY IN THE REPUBLICAN CLOSET - The first part of a hilarious new Ubu Hour political drama that completely skewers the homophobic right-wing leaders in the Republican Party and their quest to pound morality and family values into the American public to disguise their own "sexual proclivities." This program contains profanity, sexual situations, and other content that some listeners may find offensive...

19:44 minutes (13.55 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch Brandon Mayfield Interview

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program: 
Evening News
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Sun, 01/06/2008

An Interview with attorney Brandon Mayfield about his successful lawsuit to have the Patriot Act declared unconstitutional. 

10:21 minutes (9.47 MB)

Prospects for Pakistan

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program date: 
Sun, 01/06/2008

 Antita Weiss talks with The Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current situation in Pakistan, nuclear weapons,  and the consequences of possible US military action there.  Weiss is Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of several books.  

24:17 minutes (11.12 MB)

"At Weddings and Wakes"

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 The Old Mole's book reviewer Larry Bowlden discusses Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings  and Wakes.

8:30 minutes (3.9 MB)

Carolyn Jessop's Escape

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation.  Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour.  Jessop wrote the book Escape.

8:10 minutes (3.74 MB)

 

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