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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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The Supremes Go to Guantanamo (again)

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Tue, 12/04/2007

Featuring Emi Maclean, Staff Attorney with the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights.  Today, they went before the U.S.

26:30 minutes (9.1 MB)

1205 Our Backyard

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Tue, 12/04/2007

Another edition of the locally produced environmental series, Our Backyard, with KBOO's Edison Carder. This edition: The Forest Service buys shocking new 'tools'.

3:57 minutes (3.61 MB)

Venezuelan Elections

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Tue, 12/04/2007

Host Barbara Bernstein's topic is the elections in Venezuela. Guests are Dan Bonham from PCASC, along with Shizuko Hashimoto (also with PCASC) and Portlander John Olmsted. They also speak with Greg Wilpert, editor of the  website venezuelanalysis.com, who speaks live from Venezuela.

90:46 minutes (36.36 MB)

Kwanzaa Black Book Talk

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 12/03/2007

December Black Book Talk, hosted by Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford, focusing on the Kwanzaa holiday and favorite holiday books by black authors.

27:55 minutes (25.57 MB)

Grace Paley Tribute

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/03/2007

Local poet Judith Arcana and local writer Miriam Budner discuss the life and work of activist, writer and teacher Grace Paley, who died in August. Judith Arcana's books include "Grace Paley’s Life Stories: A Literary Biography.”  Arcana and Budner also read from Grace's work and  discuss an upcoming Portland event honoring her memory at  Broadway Books on Tuesday, December 11th  at 7PM.

 

 

26:42 minutes (24.44 MB)

Will Seaman discusses the stilting of dialogue on Interstate/Cesar street name change

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/02/2007

 

Since November 21st, when the Portland City Council gave up on the renaming of any street in Portland after Cesar E. Chavez, the debate has disappeared from the local media.

But peace activist Will Seaman (SEE-man) took to the street on Friday afternoon with a megaphone, along with other activists, to challenge the media’s portrayal of the issue:

2:31 minutes (2.31 MB)

Tongans discuss tradition of nobility; role in democratic reform

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/02/2007

In the South Pacific earlier this year, Tongan youth rioted when their legislature failed to enact democratic reforms.

KBOO’s Michael Gene Horowitz recently traveled to Tonga, and brings us this update:

 

3:59 minutes (9.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 3, 2007

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Sun, 12/02/2007

Bill Resnick talks with Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh about the administration's charges against Iran. Frann Michel reflects on religion, sexuality and social control--and the movie "The Bible Tells Me So." Host Clayton Morgareidge comments on arguments that maternity leave is unfair to non-parents. "Iceberg Lettuce, Anyone," is Luz Maria Gordillo's latest short story about Mexican immigrants. Clayton comments on "Wishing for God." And local activist Jamie Partridge talks with Bill Resnick about challenging Congressman Earl Blumenhauer on his vote for the Peru Free Trade Pact.

55:00 minutes (12.93 MB)

Political reform in Tonga

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Sun, 12/02/2007

KBOO news reporter Michael Gene Horowitz quizzes moderate aristocrat, Hon. Luani, and bar association president Laki Niu about a compromise proposal to inaugurate democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga, recently floated by Luani's Political Reform Committeee in Parliament.

3:59 minutes (9.1 MB)

Dr. David Naimon Interviews Dr. Murray Grossan on Sinusitis

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 12/02/2007

On HealthWatch for December 3, 2007, host Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Murray Grossan, the author of "The Sinus Cure: 7 Simple Steps To Relieve Sinusitis And Other Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions."

27:06 minutes (4.66 MB)

 

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