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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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Juan Cole on Gaza

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Mon, 07/28/2014

Laurie Mercier talks with historian and Middle-East specialist Juan Cole about current events in Gaza. They discuss Israel's motives in launching its attack, and the history of Israel's occupation of Palestine, attacks on Hamas, and expansion of settlements in the West Bank. In addition, Laurie and Professor Cole discuss the role of the US: the failure of much of the US mainstream media to report adequately on events in Palestine; the US support for Israel; the impact of financial contributions on corrupt US legislators; and the possibility that the US could make all the difference by withholding its veto of UN security-council measures censuring Israel. 18:14 minutes (8.35 MB)

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINED US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW. FOR MORE INFO, SEE http://portlandvoz.org/ 13:10 minutes (12.05 MB)

Portland Teachers Improving Education

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Mon, 07/28/2014

Bill Resnick continues his conversation with Gwen Sullivan and Elizabeth Thiel of the Portland Association of Teachers. They discuss the importance of teachers' academic freedom to design classes tailored to the needs of their diverse students, as well as the importance of making sure that funding allocated to education is actually spent on classroom learning. They dispel common misconceptions about charter schools and public schools, and describe what professional development should mean, and what it often means in practice. The discussion concludes with the recognition that to improve education we need to end poverty and inequality, and that this will entail teachers coordinating with other unions and other movements.
17:47 minutes (8.14 MB)

ASOTRECOL on the eve of the 3rd anniversary in the tents: interview with Jorge Parra

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
August 1st will mark 3 years of occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá for ASOTRECOL, the association of injured autoworkers illegally fired by General Motors in Colombia. Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, spoke with Labor Radio by phone from Bogotá. For more background, see http://www.asotrecol.org/ 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)

KBOO Interviews Denis Theriault of Portland Mercury on the Old Town Redevelopment Plan

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Evening News
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Fri, 07/25/2014
This KBOO Evening News piece includes an interview by KBOO's Theo Burke with Denis Theriault, News Editor of Portland Mercury, who has been covering the story.

The Portland City Council is considering a plan in Old Town / Chinatown / River District area that might spur building in the underdeveloped area.  The plan would waive up to $7 million of infrastructure fees to developers who build affordable housing. 

Should developers build in Old Town, those waived fees would affect every department in the City.  
4:30 minutes (1.81 MB)

Utah Tar-Sand Activist Arrested During Blockade

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/23/2014

On Monday July 21, 21 protestors were arrested during a attempted U.S. Tar Sand Oil blockade. 

8:31 minutes (7.8 MB)

Left and The Law: Death Penalty

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Mon, 07/21/2014
The Old Mole's Left and the Law team of Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the recent court ruling that California's death penalty is unconstitutional.  They look at the grounds for the decision, how widely it might apply, and what it means for the future of the anti-capital punishment movement.   16:50 minutes (11.56 MB)

Gaza protest outside Sen. Wyden's office

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Evening News
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Mon, 07/21/2014
Around 60 people gathered on the sidewalk outside of the Federal Building in the Lloyd District where Senator Ron Wyden has his office. They held signs calling for an end to the Gaza seige and invasion and in support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Many had the names of people killed in the current bombing and ground invasion of Gaza pinned to their chests. A group of five went inside to meet with Wyden staffers and reported back to the group afterwards. Paul Roland was there, and he recorded audio including interviews with Mark Braverman of Friends of Sabeel-North America, Portland group and Peter Miller with Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights. 15:29 minutes (14.18 MB)

Summer Camp on Reproductive Justice

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Mon, 07/21/2014
Reproductive Justice was the theme of a summer youth camp held here in Portland by Momentum Allliance.  Jan Haaken talks here with Carla Castañeda and Perla Álvarez, who participated in the camp, about what they learned.  

(Photo taken in the KBOO studio during this discussion.)
9:34 minutes (6.58 MB)

 

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