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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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Toward Carfree Cities Conference in Portland, June

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Tue, 03/11/2008

March 12

A conversation with 2 organizers of the Towards Carfree Cities conference which Portland hosts in June.

28:46 minutes (9.88 MB)

Construction of a Casino Effecting Salmon: The Inside Update

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/11/2008

The Friends of The Columbia Gorge weighed in on the Warm Springs Tribes’ plan for a Casino resort in Cascade Locks today.They are opposed to it and would support instead an on-reservation solution as an alternative.They’re  basing their stance on the harm the planned casino would do to Salmon populations in the Lower Columbia and Snake Rivers.It took a trip to federal court to get access to the memo withheld by the

1:52 minutes (1.72 MB)

Plans to Clearcut Trees near Salem: The Update

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/11/2008

 

Environmental groups are concerned about Bureau of Land Management plans to clearcut  two sites near Salem. This audio comes from reporter Crystal Leighty.

4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Portland's new recycle plan

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Tue, 03/11/2008

Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: The City of Portland has a new recycle plan. While a majority of the public supports it, it's not without critics.

3:28 minutes (3.17 MB)

Mark Winne, author and activist talks of hunger in a land of plenty.

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Radiozine
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Tue, 03/11/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are  35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.

28:52 minutes (26.43 MB)

Jim Woodring on Words & Pictures

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 03/10/2008

Jim Woodring is responsible for some of the most mind-bending art and stories in the alternative comics scene, and his new book Seeing Things collects the most recent of his iconic imagery and nightmarish narratives. Jim is joined in the studio by Bob Rini, co-founder of the Seattle cartoonist collective Friends of the Nib.

41:30 minutes (16.63 MB)

Talk Radio - Prepare for the March 15 Peace Rally!!!

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Mon, 03/10/2008

Today Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview Adam Sanchez, (ILWU Local 5), from Portland Labor Against War about the March 15th peace mobilization and more.

Helpful links:

PDX Peace Rally (www.pdxpeace.org)

US Labor Against War (www.usLaborAgainstWar.org)

National War Tax Resistance Coordination Committee (www.nwtrcc.org)

War Tax Boycott (www.wartaxboycott.org)

Funk The War!!! (portland.indymedia.org)

82:26 minutes (37.74 MB)

Kate Maloy, Oregon writer

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 03/10/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews writer Kate Maloy about her new novel, Every Last Cuckoo. Set in rural Vermont, this is the story of seventy-five-year-old Sarah Lucas and her discovery of unguessed dimensions in her own character. It explores her life after a great loss and shows that genuine love is unquenchable.

20:24 minutes (18.68 MB)

Democratic Movements in the Middle East

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Sun, 03/09/2008

 We read little in the mainstream press about secular movements for  democracy in places like Iraq, Pakistan, and Egypt, but they are there--led by workers, women, and others.  Bill Resnick talks with anthropologist Kamran Ali who identifies some of these democratic forces and how they have been stymied by US-supported dictators. Ali teaches at the University of Texas and is on the editorial board of Middle East Reports.

21:10 minutes (9.7 MB)

Dr. Don McCanne advocates for a single-payer health care system.

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 03/09/2008

 Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Plan, talks with host Martha Odom on the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it. Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, 7 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av., and on Mar. 18, 7 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.

26:32 minutes (24.3 MB)

 

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