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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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WRR: Hiroshima: Did the US win WWII by using nuclear weapons?

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Tue, 08/11/2015

Tom Becker reads from Gar Alperovitz's article "The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It" from the Nation magazine: Why did the US really drop the bombs? And seventy years after the bombing, will Americans face the brutal truth?

images from Wikipedia

7:19 minutes (3.35 MB)

The Donald

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Mon, 08/10/2015

Bill Resnick comments on Donald Trump, the candidate, a/k/a the “Donald,” a cartoon character, an ego expanding faster than the universe. But did he really attack U.S. "democracy," and the role of money in politics? The answer is yes. And is he, as most pundits keep saying, really bad for the Republican Party? We wish it were so. image from http://www.mexican-american.org/ 7:28 minutes (3.42 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 10, 2015

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Mon, 08/10/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour

Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole featuring segments on Bernie Sanders, Psychoanalysis and Politics on the Stanford Prison Experiment, The Donald, and Hiroshima, as well as election-related songs.

Bill talks with political scientist Joseph Schwartz about the Sanders campaign

Jan and Tod discuss misconceptions about the Stanford Prison Experiment

Bill comments on the candidacy of Donald Trump
52:25 minutes (24 MB)

Schwartz on Sanders

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Mon, 08/10/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Joseph Schwartz, who expands upon his recent Jacobin Article about the Bernie Sanders campaign.  They discuss the need for mass social movements as well as access to state power.

image from Mashable via Jacobin

15:22 minutes (7.04 MB)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Mon, 08/10/2015

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss Phillip Zimbardo’s famous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which participants played the roles of guards and prisoners. The inspiration for several films, the study is usually remembered as showing that normal people can quickly become sadistic in contexts that invite such behavior. But Jan and Tod point out that this downplays evidence of prisoner resistance and ignores several features of the context of the study itself. images from imdb.com & memecollection.net 10:57 minutes (5.02 MB)

Sadiki 'Sai' Stone for 503tv Productions And Blog:

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Sun, 08/09/2015
Welcome to EarToTheStreets of Portland podcast on KBOO Community Radio.

This episode we highlight Sadiki 'SAI' Stone....for the production company and on-line blog 503tv.com to have a discussion about the purpose of 503tv, their work, and being homegrown, local production and promotions. 

Very good discussion about community, artists, and the blog. Listen, learn, get invovled, SUPPORT! :)

Find 503tv.com here: http://www.503tv.com/ 62:59 minutes (86.49 MB)

Century Of Lies for August 9 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 08/09/2015
This week we talk with Vivian McPeak, director of Seattle Hempfest, about marijuana, Washington state medical and adult use marijuana laws, and about Seattle Hempfest, which is August 14-16 this year. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Margaret Johnston, Faith Beyond Belief

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Religion For Life
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Sat, 08/08/2015
The number of people not interested in religious institutions is rising.  They are called the "Nones."  Yet even though they may leave institutional religion behind many are still interested in spirituality and meaning-making.  Margaret Placentra Johnston tells the stories of the nones who are on a quest for spiritual growth. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)

Portland Events on 1-Year Anniversary of Killing of Michael Brown

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/06/2015
This coming Sunday, the ninth of August, marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after allegedly stealing cigarillos from a nearby convenience store.
Brown’s death ignited unrest in Ferguson and protests across the country, including in Portland.
This weekend, to commemorate the killing of Brown and other black men and women by white police officers, a coalition of groups including Don’t Shoot Portland, 15 Now, Whitelandia and others is holding a three-day series of events.
KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Teressa Raiford, an organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, for more details. 
4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Live-Aboard Boaters Face Enforcement Under "Transient Laws"

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News In Depth
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Thu, 08/06/2015
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws. 
KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed.
16:13 minutes (14.84 MB)

 

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