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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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Craig Lewis: Punk Rock, Mental Illness and Recovery

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Sun, 10/05/2014
Craig Lewis is a punk rock mental health and recovery advocate, member of the Boston punk rock scene, Upheaval Fanzine editor, and the author of 'Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook". He has also recently edited 'You're Crazy' Volume One which featuresfirst-hand accounts of punks dealing with mental illness, addiction and trauma.
19:11 minutes (17.56 MB)

Peter Buckley Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Sun, 10/05/2014
Peter Buckley is a Working Families candidate seeking reelection as a member of Oregon's 5th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about how the legislature has not been as successful as he would've liked to fund education for the state, what he has done to insure strong consumer finance oversight on behalf of Oregonians and the blowback the legislature got when it restricted nearly 40 Oregon communities from banning marijuana dispensaries. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)

Tim Farrell Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Sat, 10/04/2014
Tim Farrell is a non-partisan candidate running for Circuit Court judge in Oregon's 7th Judicial District. He talked with Don Merrill about how his travels have made him more sensitive to issues of diversity, his view on judicial activism, why he decided to tell the world he's a member of Mensa and how a small, historic non-profit cemetary has completely changed his view of the death care industry in Oregon. 29:44 minutes (27.22 MB)

Perry Roll Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Fri, 10/03/2014
Perry Roll is a Libertarian candidate who is running for Oregon's Senate District 16. He talked with Don Merrill about why for him, being in politics means not being a politician, why we need a national care program versus a national insurance plan for veterans and why self-governing at the most basic level also means self-defending. 29:26 minutes (26.95 MB)

Aelea Christofferson Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Tue, 09/30/2014
Aelea Christofferson is a Democrat running for the US House in Oregon's 2nd District. She talked with Don Merrill about how Cover Oregon's problems really lay with the Oregon Health Authority, how she as a white woman would've never suffered the same police injustices as has her adopted, mixed race daughter and how she has a plan for increasing the amount of collegiality in the House. 29:52 minutes (27.34 MB)

Jason Levin Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Tue, 09/30/2014
Jason Levin is a Pacific Green candidate vying for Oregon's Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about why he believes politics is a mud pit, how he says Oregon media and corporate interests are excluding him from debates by not donating to his campaign and why he says his lack of political experience is a bonus for Oregon voters.

26:58 minutes (24.69 MB)

Christina Jean Lugo Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Tue, 09/30/2014
Christina Jean Lugo is a Pacific Green candidate running for the US Senate in Oregon. She talked with Don Merrill about how and why she admires the late Senator Paul Wellstone, why she's not a spoiler for Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley that might get Republican challenger Monica Wehby elected and how Senate Resolution 489 and its unconditional support for Israel is why she decided to run for office. 29:45 minutes (27.23 MB)

James Foster Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Tue, 09/30/2014
James Foster is a Libertarian candidate running for Oregon's 1st Congressional District. He talked with Don Merrill about how the VA's bureaucracy gets in the way of its worthwhile mission to serve deserving vets, how he prefers a bottom up process for changing national laws and why he feels the government shouldn't force the media to "coerce" speech from political candidates with the fairness doctrine. 29:36 minutes (27.09 MB)

Damaso Rodriguez of Artists Repertory Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. 27:59 minutes (64.08 MB)

David Walker Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
David Walker is a non-affiliated candidate running for the US House in Oregon's 3rd District. He talked with Don Merrill about his proposal to create 10 million jobs a year, why infrastructure needs may not always be as urgent as they are portrayed and why he says if Measure 90 passes, Oregon's fledgling marijuana market will be taken over by big corporations with the government's blessing.

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

 

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