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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"Thirst"

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 The Old Mole's Frann Michel discusses the documentary movie "Thirst".   It deals with the privatization of water resources.  You can read this review with links to further information here.  

6:40 minutes (3.06 MB)

"Consequences"

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Penelope Lively's latest novel is called Consequences, and it's a meditation on the consequences of the choices and the accidents in life.  Larry Bowlden reviews it for us.  

8:14 minutes (3.77 MB)

Decomposing Property

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Clayton Morgareidge--today's Well-read Red--discusses and summarizes a theme from Michael Hardt's and Antonio Negri's 2004 book Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire:  A necessary element of capitalism--private property--is decomposing in an age when the dominant form of production is immaterial and infinitely reproducible.  

 

10:24 minutes (4.77 MB)

Interpreting MLK's Legacy

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.  

9:19 minutes (4.27 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 21, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 This is the place to hear the whole show from start to finish.  Clayton Morgareidge is the host.  Or you can hear the following segments separately by following the following links:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gidrin about how the left can best respond to economic crises such as the one that seems to be arriving now. Click here.

2.  Frann Michel reviews a documentary film about the corporate privatizing of the world's water supply.  The film is called Thirst.  Go here for the review.

54:35 minutes (49.98 MB)

Mary Flower LIVE on KBOO

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Movin' On
program date: 
Thu, 01/17/2008

Jade Pekkala interviews local musician Mary Flower in-studio LIVE on Movin' On. Mary was recently nominated for the Blues Foundation's Handy Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year. During the interview, Mary plays 3 songs live, plus some music from her recorded repertoire.

22:17 minutes (20.41 MB)

Julie Bernard covers Debra Beers with Mark Woolley & Linda Tesner

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Art Focus
program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

Host Julie Bernard talks with two distinguished guests about the current exhibitions by Debra Beers, Artist, Senior Lecturer in Art, and Program Head of Drawing at Lewis & Clark College

Joining Julie today are:

Mark Woolley, Curator/Owner of The Mark Woolley Gallery on SW Second

Linda Tesner, Curator of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College

28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

Interview with UNITE HERE Member and Hilton Hotel Worker

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

 

Workers at the Portland Hilton continue to urge local groups and companies to boycott the hotel until their union reaches a settlement with management.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Palamountain, a banquet server at the hotel and a member of the UNITE HERE Hotel workers union

 

3:53 minutes (3.56 MB)

DIY, Portland: History

program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

granpa on the radio

CONTAINS EXTRA WEB CONTENT!

38:54 minutes (35.61 MB)

Steelworkers protest hazardous imports

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 01/16/2008

 

On Wednesday, January 16, the local branch of the steelworkers union led a coalition of groups that marched on  Senator Gordon Smith’s Portland office.

The protestors called on the Senator to take action on the problem of imports that are hazardous to our health. 

 

3:46 minutes (3.45 MB)

 

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