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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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School of the Americas Protest

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/20/2007

Twenty-five thousand people gathered last weekend at fort Benning, Georgia, for the 18th annual vigil to close the School of the Americas – now known as the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Studies.            

  The school has been documented to be a training ground for central and south American military officials, many of whom have engaged in torture and attacks on civilians after being trained at the School by U.S. Military officials.

3:17 minutes (3.02 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - June 2007

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Sun, 11/18/2007

Dream us again, won't you? We could feel your dreams last month. They were sensual, weren't they? The skin of your malt-covered leaf muntjac was delicious. Boom-Boom is recovering nicely, thank you. We present oneiric thrills in a silky collection, waiting for you.

60:30 minutes (17.31 MB)

Climate change protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/18/2007

On Saturday the United nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released it’s new report on Global Warming.

The UN panel, which shared the Nobel Peace prize with Al Gore , said there is no doubt, Global warming is happening and  people all over the earth are feeling it’s effects.

2:30 minutes (2.29 MB)

Portland rally: "We are all traffic"

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/18/2007

Responding to the rash of recent bike collisions and injuries Portland’s bike community stood in solidarity underneath the Hawthorne bridge this past Saturday.

KBOO’s Michael Ianello spoke with Jonathan Maus from Bike Portland.org about the rally and what Portlanders can do to increase respect on the cities roads.

2:56 minutes (2.69 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 19, 2007

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Sun, 11/18/2007

Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.

56:09 minutes (13.26 MB)

New York Taxi Workers' Alliance and Portland Public Schools Workers' Contract Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 11/16/2007

Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance
Kevin Pest, Portland Public Schools Custodian, SEIU Local 503

52:37 minutes (21.08 MB)

PressWatch 11-15-07: Olympia rises, Iran ducks

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Wed, 11/14/2007

As Olympia, WA protests the Iraq war, economic interests press for war with Iran.

19:07 minutes (17.51 MB)

Lisa Loving interviews Carolyn Jessop on her book Escape, a memoir of her flight from the FLDS

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 11/14/2007

Lisa Loving and Carolyn Jessop discuss the sexual politics and abusive lifestyle of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamist sect which controls land and people in Texas and Utah. Jessop was the first woman to escape and file suit against cult leader Warren Jeffs.

27:12 minutes (24.91 MB)

1114 Our Backyard

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Tue, 11/13/2007

Another edition of the locally produced environmental series, Our Backyard, with KBOO's Edison Carder. This edition: Mad cows and the USDA.

4:26 minutes (4.06 MB)

The Downside of Biofuels

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Tue, 11/13/2007

11/14

A conversation with Sharon Astyk regarding the downside of biofuels

28:51 minutes (9.91 MB)

 

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