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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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Jennie Shortridge, author of "Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 11/10/2008

Ed Goldberg hosts.  His guest is Jennie Shortridge, local author of Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe a novel about a woman's midlife crisis.

27:11 minutes (24.9 MB)

Hunger Strike for Oregon National Guard

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/10/2008

Michele Darr is in the same spot she has been for the past eleven days; camping and on hunger strike at the steps of governor Ted Kulongoski’s office in salem.   She wants a meeting with the governor and a chance to dissuade him from sending oregon's National Guard to serve in Iraq.  Michele is dismayed with the deployment and with the Bush Administration's “Stop Loss” policy which involuntarily extends a service member's active duty.

1:08 minutes (1.04 MB)

Keeping Healthy this Winter with Chinese Diet Therapy

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 11/09/2008

 

Dr. David Naimon interviews local acupuncturist and herbalist, Ellen Goldsmith.  

26:38 minutes (24.39 MB)

Assessing Obama, Part 1

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Sun, 11/09/2008

The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives.  Miah's work appears in Against the Current and  Green Left.

12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

The DirtBag's November Gardening Tips

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 11/09/2008

 Host Glen Andresen gives helpful gardening tips for fall and winter.

 

26:12 minutes (23.99 MB)

"Solidarity" on Obama

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Sun, 11/09/2008

Barack Obama's  Dual Mandate:  Tom Becker reads from  the website  of Solidarity, a  socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization. 

4:32 minutes (2.6 MB)

Mumia updates from Suzanne Ross

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 11/09/2008

Suzanne Ross of the New York City Free Mumia organization provided updates on Mumia’s case. The prosecution  is trying to reinstate the death penalty and appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. December 9 is the anniversary of the death of Officer Faulkner so demonstrations and rallies will take place all over the world. Saturday Dec. 6, there will be events in Philadelphia and New York City, and Monday, December 9, Portland will gather at the PSU Multicultural Center, for a rally.

31:08 minutes (28.5 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 10O, 2008

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Sun, 11/09/2008

This week the Moles pay tribute to the momentous  election of last Tuesday and assess what  it might and might not mean.   We also remember the late Studs Terkel.   To  hear the whole show, use the arrow above.  For  separate  pieces, follow the links below:

1.   Bill Resnick and Malik Miah discuss responses to the  Obama victory and what it might mean.

2.   Obama's Dual Mandate, by Solidarity.

3.   Euphoria, Sobriety, and Skepticism: The Well-read Reds on what  the left is saying.

49:00 minutes (28.05 MB)

Pesticide Poisoning at Schools

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/09/2008

Oregon children participating in school activities have been exposed to dangerous pesticides dozens of times over the past ten years.
This is according a report kept at the State Department and the Department of Human Services.
KBOO’s Kyle Burris spoke with Lisa Arkin, who is the executive director of the Oregon Toxics Alliance.
 

3:37 minutes (3.32 MB)

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 11/09/2008

An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S.

27:31 minutes (11.03 MB)

 

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