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Give!Guide Results

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Thanks to everyone who sent us a donation through the Give!Guide during the last six weeks of 2008!  As anticipated, the final days were particularly exciting in terms of watching the giving results really accelerate their climb.  We ended up receiving just over $14,000, which we hand't budgeted for earlier in the year, and given our planned deficit this fiscal year, it will really help alleviate that situation.

An extra special thanks for those Give!Guide donors who becamse first-time KBOO donors; your investment in community radio is particularly important as the number and quality of free media choices continues to increase.

Introduction to Ustad Amir Khan

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On Whole World Music on January 11, 2009, Craig Burk gave this introduction to raga Marwa, sung  by Ustad Amir Khan.

Youth Collective Report: June - Dec, 2008

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Hello listeners and members, we’ve wrapped up another successful year with KBOO's Youth Collective. We’ve reached a new level of stability within the group and with new community partners, with exciting plans on the horizon.

In 2009 we saw an increase in the average age of the KBOO Youth, and now the Collective is majority teenagers. In the recent past we had a group that consisted of youth who were 19 and 20, and many who were 11 and 12.

Also within the station we have had a fair amount of school and community groups visit. In the past six months we have hosted youth from Human Solutions, a residential home outside Beaverton, youth from Helensview High School on 86th and Sumner, youth from The Pangaea Project, and youth from the Centennial Learning Center, where we did our Global Youth Service Day project last April.

Literary Feast on Out Loud Tues Jan 13th

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Out Loud is preparing a literary feast for your ears and sharing important details on some upcoming events.  (more below)

Playlist for The Long & Dusty Road 12.31.08

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Happy New Year Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
God Don't Like It (The Tallboys)
In The Middle Of Nowhere (The Meat Purveyors)
Jolie Joues Roses (Austin Pitre and His Evangeline Playboys)
Grapes Will Turn To Wine (Mighty Ghosts of Heaven)
Here We Come A-Wassailing (The Watersons)
Trouble In Mind (Greg Clarke)
Christmas In Washington (Steve Earle)
Oregon Trail (Woody Guthrie)
There's A Brown Skin Gal Down The Lane (Lisa Ornstein)
The Well (Tarnation)
Tall Trees (Dave Alvin)

Going Beyond National Health Care

Public Health: Beyond Obama
December  29, 2008

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the surrounding culture, mostly through various forms of visual and musical, artistic expressions.  The world is large, but it still finds ways to connect us and I believe the connecting point is through music.  

I played a piece by Lura, pronounced Loo-Rah, called Bida Mariadu, off the Putumayo Presents: Women of the World: Acoustic CD.  This compilation is "...an exploration of contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading female artists." http://www.putumayo.com/en/catalog_item.php?album_id=231 I always preview the songs that I play and this one was just so touching that I couldn't pass it by and then I learned more about the artist...read on...

Give!Guide Opportunity Ends Tonight!!!

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KBOO's initial Give!Guide effort is looking promising... With only a handful of hours remaining in the 2008 GiveGuide, we're rapidly closing in on our goal...and with your donation, we will get there.  If you've put it off until now, remember that this is your last chance to help KBOO through the 2008 Give!Guide.
 
Visit our webpage to find all about supporting KBOO through the Give!Guide, and see all the FREE STUFF you'll receive by doing so.  Plus your contribution to KBOO before year-end is tax-deductible for your next batch of taxes.  But you only have until (just before) midnight on Wednesday the 31st, so click here to donate.  Thanks for keeping us financially independent.

Rise When The Rooster Crows 12.25.08

How Will You Spend Christmas (Rev. A. W. Nix, Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955)
The Wrong Way To Celebrate Christmas (Rev. Edward Clayborn, Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955)
Christmas Eve (Amy & Karen, Amy & Karen Play 15 "Old Time" Quality Tunes)
Santa Claus (Bo Carter, Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955)
Babe of Bethlehem (The Seeger Sisters, American Folk Songs For Christmas)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (John Fahey, The New Possibility: Christmas With John Fahey)
Christmas & New Year's Blues (Tampa Red, Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955)
Emmanuel (The Watersons, Frost and Fire)

twilight of the vampires

For the Old Mole December 22, 2008.

If there are any pubescent girls in your familiar circles, you may already know about Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series of young adult novels.

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