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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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PDX Citizens speak on Hanford Cleanup Delay

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Evening News
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Thu, 12/13/2007
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a 'State of the Hanford nuclear site' meeting in Portland.
The U.S. Department of Energy has apparently proposed an additional 20 year delay in cleaning up the Hanford, Washington site, which is the most polluted site in the Western Hemisphere.
A number of local citizens attended to voice their concern over the slow place and incompleteness of the cleanup.
2:32 minutes (2.32 MB)

Human Rights Groups Question Fibre Lasers

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/13/2007

The advanced research wing of the Department of Defense has announced the construction of several new weapons that have human rights groups worried about their potential impacts. KBOO's Ethan Scarl has more:

 

1:19 minutes (1.21 MB)

Marlene Smith with Dr Bailey & Dr. Peskin on cancer, and Ed Goldberg on the economy

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Thu, 12/13/2007

Marlene hosts Dr. Steven Bailey and an interview with Dr. Brian Scott Peskin, author of "The Hidden Story of Cancer".  Then, in the second half of the show, Marlene and Ed Goldberg discuss the mortgage crisis and sub-prime lending.

 

103:10 minutes (17.71 MB)

Impact of the NIE on the Iran war

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Wed, 12/12/2007

An interview with Barbara Slavin:

31:01 minutes (10.65 MB)

Lisa Loving interviews Cathy Wilkerson about her memoir of life with the Weather Underground

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 12/12/2007

Lisa Loving and Cathy Wilkerson discuss her book, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman.

27:29 minutes (25.17 MB)

Lisa Loving interviews Suzanne Braun Levine on the life of Bella Abzug

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 12/12/2007

Lisa Loving and Ms. Magazine founding editor Suzanne Levine discuss her new book, Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics Along the Way (co-edited by Mary Thom)

 

29:42 minutes (27.2 MB)

J. Craig Venter on his memoir, "A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life"

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Wed, 12/12/2007

Producer Lisa Loving interviews genome scientist J. Craig Venter on his book, his life, the future applications of genomic research on alternative fuels, and the recent implosion of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Robert T. Watson's career.

27:09 minutes (24.86 MB)

Linda K. Johnson on South Waterfront art

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Art Focus
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Wed, 12/12/2007

Host Julie Bernard interviews Linda K. Johnson, Tahni Holt and Dana Lynn Louis about  South Waterfront art.

26:42 minutes (4.59 MB)

Animal Liberation Front Interview

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program: 
Evening News
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Tue, 12/11/2007

 

Last week, activists from the Animal Liberation Front attacked private property belonging to an Oregon Health Sciences University researcher whom they described as a primate vivisector.
This is the second Oregon vivisector in six months to be targeted by the organization.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Dr. Jerry Vlasak, with the Animal Liberation press office of North America.

 

3:06 minutes (2.85 MB)

National Applications Office and the Privatization of Intelligence

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Tue, 12/11/2007

Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock speaks about the new, but interrupted, National Applications Office (NAO).  He has written extensively about the privatization of intelligence, and how private contractors drive domestic surveillance policy, and then secure lucrative contracts.

28:23 minutes (9.75 MB)

 

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