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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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News story on Measure 92, Monday October 27

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
(Longer version of interviews for this news story can also be found here: http://kboo.fm/content/debateonportlandmercurysandotherpaperspostiononmeasu)

As next Tuesday’s election approaches, a number of ballot measure races in Oregon look like they’re going to be very close.
 One of the more contested initiatives, Measure 92, would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
It’s gotten added media attention because of large financial contributions from chemical and agricultural corporations, making it the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. 9:39 minutes (13.25 MB)

Hands up don't shoot action - Portland Oct. 22

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
Several dozen Portlanders gathered Wednesday night in outer southeast Portland for a protest march in solidarity with the people of Ferguson Missouri.
Yesterday, October 22nd, marked a national day of action to end police brutality.
In Portland, protesters walked around the intersection at southeast one hundred sixty second and Stark chanting ‘Hands up don’t shoot’, while the rain poured down.
KBOO was there, and brings us the voices of some of the protesters.
 
6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Everything Old is New Again - Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014

In this extended cut of The Film Show we hear more from filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — about his puppet-creating family and his scuptural work at Laika Studios. 36:11 minutes (14.5 MB)

Jeff Reardon Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014
Jeff Reardon is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 48th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about why he voted for the Grand Bargain which proposed changes to PERS, why he feels Career Technical Education is the key to solving Oregon's workforce development needs and how, because he has four daughters, he gives his full support to Oregon's Equal Rights Ballot initiative. 29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)

Interview with the Portland Youth Philharmonic

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Nathan from the KBOO Youth Collective interviews David Hattner, Musical Director  and Samuel Zacharia is co-principal viola of the Portland Youth Philharmonic

PYP is a vibrant community where young people can explore their passion for music, grow as individuals and make lifelong friendships.

PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC | ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL
FALL CONCERT | Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

WAGNER: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Gotterdamerung

HARBISON: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Ted Botsford, Double Bass

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

6:53 minutes (6.3 MB)

Scott Mills Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Scott Mills is is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in the 18th District. He talked with Don Merrill about the caustic influence of money into Oregon politics, why unions have a role in protecting civic culture and how he and his Shadow love helping Oregon's veteran's feel better. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)

Fair Wage Policy community hearing (rough audio)

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Tue, 10/21/2014
Portland has a Fair Wage Policy for workers at companies that contract with the City.  Currently, the wage for janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium workers and others, is $10.38 per hour.  A community hearing Monday evening, attended by over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, presented testimonty to representives from Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman, urging the Commissioners to raise the "fair wage" to $15 per hour.  The first speaker is Marty Hart-Landsberg, an economics professor at  Lewis and Clark College, followed by Jamie Partridge, a 15 NOW pdx organizer, then Linda Sporer, a security guard at the City. 18:12 minutes (16.66 MB)

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 10/21/2014
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is a democrat who is running for reelection in the Oregon Senate for District 17. She talked with Don Merrill about why she's a good fit for her fiscally conservative but socially liberal district, how she is a strong supporter of women's rights issues and what the legislature needs to do to get more involved regarding the inequitable treatement of latinos and blacks in the state. 28:35 minutes (26.17 MB)

Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
In mid-September, Dr. Lisa Brosseau and Dr. Rachael Jones wrote a commentary for CIDRAP News, a service of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and policy at the University of Minnesota, titled “Health Workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola.”
Brosseau and Jones are professors in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Their article was picked up by some right-wing bloggers, who exaggerated and misattributed some of its contents, adding fuel to the fire of sensationalistic media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak, as well as to the politicization of the issue during this campaign season. 22:38 minutes (20.73 MB)

Gone Girl controversy with Mimi Schippers

program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Movie Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Schippers about feminist controversies over the film Gone Girl, a thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the global bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also adapted the story for the screen. Mimi teaches sociology at Tulane University, writes about gender and popular culture, and is a regular blogger. For other interesting feminist criticism and dialogue, check out her blog site at http://www.marxindrag.com/Marxindrag/Blog/Blog.html 13:43 minutes (6.28 MB)

 

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