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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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Book Mole: "Intrusions", by Ursula Hegi

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Ursula Hegi's "Intrustions", a novel within a novel that confronts the writer's conflicted as a mother and artist. 4:52 minutes (2.22 MB)

Theory & Practice

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Tod Sloan talks with Lara Messersmith-Glavin of the Institute for Anarchist Studies about theory and practice. They consider how theory helps illuminate individually lived experiences as part of larger systems, while also stressing the priority of lived experience in generating our theories. She provides examples of how theory has helped make her everyday life as a working-class mother make more sense, bringing her a degree of control and context, and over all increasing her resilience as a person. She also describes how the experience of queer women of color informed several "correctives" to some of the one-demensional concerns of white feminists. [Image Credit: permanantculturenow.org] 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)

Debt as Art

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)

Denton Texas fracking ban overturned by state legislature

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/01/2015
The city of Denton, Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) last November. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. 

However, the Texas state legislature effectively overturned the ban by passing House Bill 40. The law also limits the ability of all Texas municipalities from regulating fracking within their city limits. 

Fracking has started back up in Denton. The Denton City Council meets Tuesday, June 2 to decide whether to repeal the ban. 

To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group. 6:34 minutes (3 MB)

Century Of Lies for May 31 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 05/31/2015
This week on Century Of Lies: we talk with Dr. Denis Petro about medical cannabis, and with Professor Alfred McCoy about the CIA's history of involvement in drug trafficking. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

David Felten, Fact or Fiction?

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 05/31/2015
David Felten, co-creator of Living the Questions, is also pastor of  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

How Are We Moving In This World

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Sun, 05/31/2015
Just my thoughts........

How are we moving in this world?

Leave a comment/thoughts on this message below!

8:19 minutes (15.24 MB)

Probable cause podcast #9

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Fri, 05/29/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 1:42 minutes (799.18 KB)

Expanding Cinema - Extended Cut

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The Film Show
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Thu, 05/28/2015

In this extended version of our May 2015 show, we find out more about Projecting West, the projection-mapping cross-country video odyssey.  S.W. Conser talks with artists Craig Winslow and Michael Ackerman about their upcoming road trip, which will feature an immersive video screening each night in fifteen different locations
36:02 minutes (14.44 MB)

Fixing Diesel Emissions in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
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Thu, 05/28/2015
With Oregon’s diesel emissions being the sixth highest in the nation, attempts to pass laws that might put the State’s limits on par with California’s have stalled in the legislature.
Because State law limits diesel emissions very little, activists are concerned that Oregon has become a dumping ground for vehicles and engines that would be illegal elsewhere.
KBOO’s Nathan Behensky spoke with Mary Peveto of Neighbors for Clean Air about the campaign.
5:07 minutes (4.68 MB)

 

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