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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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China, Dissent, Human Rights & the Olympics

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Tue, 02/12/2008

Sophie Richardson, Asia Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch talks about crackdowns on dissent in China prior to the August Olympics in Beijing.

28:11 minutes (9.68 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: U of W Arson Case

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/12/2008

 

The Trial of environmental activist and violin teacher Brianna Waters began in Tacoma Washington yesterday.Waters is accused of acting as a lookout during a 2001 arson that caused seven million dollars worth of damage at the Urban Horticulture center at the University of Washington.

 KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story

 

2:52 minutes (2.63 MB)

Treasurer Edwards on Oregon's Role at UN Energy Summit

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008

 

The U N will be holding a meeting with over forty leading institutional investors managing over 1.75 trillion dollars in assets to discuss the coming problems with climate change. Among them will be Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards. An outline for the investor commitments to be discussed at the summit was included in a news release sent out by the state treasurer’s office. Among the items was a commitment to requiring tougher scrutiny about carbon-intensive investments that may pose long-term financial risks.

3:56 minutes (3.6 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Fairness in Hearings on Arson

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008

KBOO's weekly series Civil Liberties Watch, on the latest attacks on the constitution by the current government. KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Lauran Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center on the prosecution of Brianna Waters as an "ecoterrorist" for alleged arson.

4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)

PDX Mercy Corps on Humanitarian Work in Kenya

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008


Former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan has announced that negotiations in Kenya have moved to a final stage today.  The talks are aimed at ending the violence that has plagued Kenya since a disputed election was held on December 27th.Over 1000 people have been killed in the violence, most of them civilians.Nate Oetting is with the Portland-based group Mercy Corps, which has been working to bring humanitarian support to the region.

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

Portland International Film Festival Reviews

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Radiozine
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Mon, 02/11/2008

Members of the Northwest Film Center's Silver Screen Club review more than 20 films in the 2008 Portland International Film Festival, running through February 24th.

58:35 minutes (26.82 MB)

Portland Center Stage's "A Feminine Ending" and Black History Month events at IFCC

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 02/11/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Brook Bloom currently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage.  Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland.  In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg. Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry. 

 

28:06 minutes (12.87 MB)

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Steve Witte, United Farm Workers

Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade Solidarity

Sean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2

53:50 minutes (21.56 MB)

Anti-convention protest organizing

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

While Democrats and Republicans gathered in Washington this weekend to caucus for one of the few remaining candidates for President, anti-authoritarians and activists also held a gathering.  There, they began planning protests at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

The Democratic convention will take place in Denver from August 24th to 28th.  The Republican convention is planned for Minneapolis, September 1st to 4th.

2:25 minutes (2.22 MB)

Incentives for Partaking in Domestic Surveillance

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Folding companies into its domestic surveillance machinery the F B I was quick to hand out gifts and goodies. With its new program the F B I has created a business class to law enforcement.

KBOO’s Michael Ianello has more.

 

3:20 minutes (3.05 MB)

 

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