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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Malik Rahim (Part Two): Rebuilding New Orleans

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Live from New Orleans, Malik Rahim, Former Black Panther speaks on organizing to rebuild New Orleans in a sustainable way, even under intense governmental repression.

1:21 minutes (1.24 MB)

Susanne LaGrande speaks with Steven Couche

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Wed, 01/30/2008

The United States makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population.Yet, we consume over twenty five percent of the world’s fossil fuel resources.When fossil fuels such the gas are burned, they release carbon dioxide.These gases, scientists believe, are one of the main causes of global warming.So What can local citizens do to slow the process of global warming?  The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued last year, highlights "the importance of lifestyle changes" in combatting climate change.

6:41 minutes (6.12 MB)

Independent Media: Norm Solomon Speaks

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Norm Solomon speaks on the importance of independent community media at a time of increased media consolidation.

12:13 minutes (11.18 MB)

Alternative economics: John Poling with Cascadia Hours Exchange

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Wed, 01/30/2008

We may use money to buy goods and services, but as John Poling, organizer with the Cascadia Hour Exchange, points out, money is not the only way, or even the best way to get what you want. He and others at the Cascadia Hour Exchange have formed a network where each person offers their skills, such as house painting, graphic design, child care, or even legal advice. Each one hour block of time given entitles members to exchange their services the skills and time of any other person in the network. Poling believes that relying on non-monetary exchange systems both strengthen local economies as well as create a deeper sense of community.

5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

Our Backyard @ Roosevelt HS

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Wed, 01/30/2008

A special edition of Our Backyard, KBOOs locally produced environmental series. During a visit to Roosevelt HS in North Portland, Edison Carder listened to student's concerns about the environment.

12:29 minutes (11.43 MB)

Bob Stacey on Life After Measure 49

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Tue, 01/29/2008

Barbara Bernstein talks with Bob Stacey Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon (www.friends.org) about the landscape of Oregon land use law in a post-Measure 49 world. Bob and Barbara will discuss the Big Look, the New Look and the Blueprint for Oregon's Future.

30:43 minutes (28.12 MB)

Greenwashing Index

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Tue, 01/29/2008

The latest edition of Our Backyard, the locally produced environmental series by Edison Carder: "Is there green substance behind the green sparkle?" A new web site, developed in coordination with the University of Oregon, helps consumers sort out advertiser 'green claims.  

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

The New Homeland Security Campus

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Tue, 01/29/2008

Recent graduate Michael Gould-Wartofsky joined me to discuss the new homeland security campus.

28:40 minutes (26.25 MB)

Carbon Trade Watch

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Tue, 01/29/2008

Kevin Smith and Tamra Gilbertson, leading critics of international climate change policy and researchers with www.carbontradewatch.org will tell us what's wrong with carbon credits, how they do nothing to fight global warming, and even exacerbate the problem.

47:10 minutes (43.19 MB)

Stephen Pinker about "The Stuff of Thought"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 01/28/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Harvard psychology professor Stephen Pinker about his book, "The Stuff of Thought."  Pinker analyzes how our words relate to thoughts and to the world around us and reveals what this tells us about ourselves.

29:54 minutes (11.98 MB)

 

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