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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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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)

Oregon Coalition Fights to Remove Klamath Dams

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

Electricity consumer advocates, joined by commercial salmon fishermen, Native American tribes and conservation groups today called on customers of Pacific Power to join the struggle to remove four Klamath dams – and save themselves some money.

Pacific Power is a subsidiary of Pacificorp.  The company has refused a proposal to remove four dams on the Klamath River, instead putting the cost of an upgrade on reatepayers.

1:05 minutes (1016.78 KB)

Rule Limits Access to City Council

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

At today’s city council meeting in Portland, local activist Jeff Cook spoke to the council challenging a new rule that prevents citizens from speaking to the council without signing up in advance.  Here’s part of his testimony from this morning’s meeting.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

Renaming of Interstate to Chavez postponed, background on Chavez

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/13/2007

And the City Council postponed its vote on whether to change the name of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue.  The item was originally scheduled for this morning’s city council meeting, but will now be voted on tomorrow at 3 pm at City Hall.

With all the controversy surrounding the renaming, KBOO news would like to take a short moment to give a little background as to who Cesar Chavez was. 

3:06 minutes (2.84 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)

Alleged Violations at Primate Research Center

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/12/2007

 

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, held a press conference today after filing a formal complaint  against the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton.

 

3:01 minutes (2.77 MB)

Los Angeles Police profiling Muslims

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/12/2007

The use of racial profiling has long been a major source of criticism for police departments all over the country and Los Angeles is no exception.

But with a new plan involving the second largest muslim population in the country the LAPD is now being accused of religious profiling

1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

 

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