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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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ONS Federal logging plan

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/14/2007

A new plan federal plan would reduce protections of much of Western Oregon’s old growth forests. Kurt Ackerson reports in collaboration with the Oregon News Service

1:02 minutes (968.62 KB)

Filipina professor released from detention

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/14/2007

A UCLA professor detained in the Philippines has been released, largely due to an international media campaign exposing her detention.
Professor Annalisa Enrile (en-REE-lay) is a U.S. Citizen who was in the Philippines to speak at a conference when she was detained by Filipino authorities and prevented from returning home on August 5th.
For the last ten days, Enrile’s friends and family have organized a campaign of phone calls, letters and media exposure to demand her release.  Last night Professor Enrile was released from the Philippines and allowed to return home to California.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Donna Denina in Seattle, one of Professor Enrile’s supporters:

2:05 minutes (1.92 MB)

ANSWER Coalition flier fines

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/14/2007

The ANSWER coalition, made up of dozens of anti-war groups, has called for a campaign to challenge a 10,000 dollar fine the group received yesterday.
The fine was levied on the coalition for putting up fliers for an upcoming peace rally.
KBOO spoke with Sarah Sloane, of the ANSWER coalition:

2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)

Town Hall on the Iraq War

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Evening News
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Mon, 08/13/2007

U.S. Senator for Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall meeting in Portland today to hear community response to the war in Iraq.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local activist Martha Odom, who attended the town hall.

3:53 minutes (1.34 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 13, 2007

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Sun, 08/12/2007

This program, hosted by Frann Michel, features a round table discussion about transportation issues in the Portland area with Bill Resnick and local transportation activists. Denise Morris reviews the movies about organic farming "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." Jay Thiemeyer reviews "Children of War" by P.W. Singer. The Movie Moles JanHaaken and Frann Michel review the documentary "War Made Easy."

57:23 minutes (23.37 MB)

LNG Protest

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Evening News
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Sun, 08/12/2007

Organizers and activists from around the Pacific Northwest are occupying the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal site in Bradwood, Oregon today.

NorthernStar Corporation has proposed building a terminal on the site to import natural gas from Russia and other sources, and pipe the gas through Oregon to the California market.  KBOO’s Adinah Little has more:

5:22 minutes (4.92 MB)

Rove resigns

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Evening News
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Sun, 08/12/2007

President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, Karl Rove, announced today that he will leave the White House at the end of this month.
Rove has been with Bush since the start of his political career in Texas. Critics have called Rove Bush’s brain
A criminal investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name put Rove under scrutiny for months. However, Rove was not indicted after testifying five times before the grand jury.
In a more recent controversy, Rove, refused to testify before Congress about the firing of U-S attorneys.
KBOO spoke with political analyst Rick Perlstein about Rove’s departure:

2:19 minutes (2.12 MB)

Interview with Bitch Magazine

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Out Loud
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Sun, 08/12/2007

Carla interviews Debbie, publisher, and Amy, development coordinator, from Bitch Magazine.

26:04 minutes (10.44 MB)

Measure 49 Supporters Hope to Fix Measure 37

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/09/2007

In this year's legislative session, the Oregon State Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on fixing Measure 37, a rural development bill which would drastically alter the Oregon landscape.  This November voters will have a chance with Measure 49 to change the impact of Measure 37. Supporters of Measure 49 say they will need a large turnout to get it passed.   KBOO's Stephanie Potter spoke with Ben Unger of the Yes on 49 campaign.

4:29 minutes (4.11 MB)

South African Radio Station facing crisis

program: 
Evening News
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Thu, 08/09/2007

A community radio station serving the South-west township, or Soweto, in South Africa, is currently facing a crisis in governance.
The station began during the anti-apartheid movement in the late 1980s, and became a voice for the oppressed people living in the townships of South Africa.
Now, a corporate coalition led by South African Breweries is attempting to turn the community station into a commercial enterprise.
KBOO spoke with community media supporter and anti-apartheid activist David Mathebula from South Africa by phone

2:23 minutes (1.09 MB)

 

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