News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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Jeff Reardon Interview

program: 
Between Us
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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)

Everything Old is New Again - Extended Cut

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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)

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)

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)

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)

Gone Girl controversy with Mimi Schippers

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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)

Toward More Fair Elections

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program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Bill Resnick talks with Drew Spencer of FairVote.org  about Measure 90, on the November 2014 ballot, that would undermine an already dysfunctional election system. They also discuss the changes required in election procedure-- rank choice voting and proportional representation-- that would democratize elections. 14:27 minutes (6.62 MB)

Ebola, Public Health, and Neoliberalism

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Mon, 10/20/2014
Bill Resnick reads from Horace Campbell in Counterpunch on "Ebola, the African Union, and Bioeconomic Warfare," and summarizes and comments on other accounts of the Ebola Crisis. He concentrates on the neo-liberal defunding of public health agencies and the exploitation of the Ebola crisis by the right wing that blames the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress for not properly responding. The right intends this attack on Obama to influence voters to vote Republican. 7:41 minutes (3.52 MB)

The Fight for Fifteen in Portland

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program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
Joe Clement and Jamie Partridge discuss the campaign to set $15 as the minimum wage for Portland contract workers. 5:53 minutes (2.69 MB)

 

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