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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Multnomah County Ballot Counting

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

When KBOO heard about the possibility of water damage on ballots at the Multnomah County elections office, reporter Theresa Mitchell headed over to find out what was going on.
Although the close race between Jeff Merkley and incumbent Gordon Smith for State Senator has now been decided for Merkley, we knew that Multnomah, the most populous county in Oregon, played a critical role in determining that result.
 

4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)

Afghani Quilt at City Hall

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

One of the art openings in tonight’s ‘First Thursday’ event in downtown Portland will be a quilt made by a collective of women artisans in Afghanistan.
The quilt will be displayed in Portland’s City Hall for the next month.
Portland is its only stop on the West Coast during a national tour.
Molly Crowley is with Rubia Handwork, which organized the tour.

http://rubiahandwork.com

 

1:11 minutes (1.09 MB)

Voter Vigilance, Voter Theft & Gay Bashing

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Nov 6 Press Watch Theresa Mitchell talks about the "News you're not supposed to know,"  and looks at the need to civilize and reform our election process so that every vote is counted. 

55:26 minutes (31.72 MB)

Rahm Emanuel for White House Chief of Staff

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

Starting today, Barack Obama will receive highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials.
But the bigger focus is still on who he'll choose to fill positions in his administration.
It's not clear if Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel will accept Obama's offer to be his White House chief of staff.
Several Democrats confirmed that Emanuel has been offered the job.
Emanuel has become one of the leaders in the House since coming to office six years ago.
Ali Abunimah of the ElectronicIntifada.org website says the selection of Emanuel may be to appease the pro-Israel lobby.

3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Obama and the Congo

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/05/2008

The conflict in the Congo, in central Africa, continues to be one of the most violent and ongoing wars on the planet.  With a new administration coming in, some Congolese activists see hope on the horizon.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Kambale Musavuli, a student in North Carolina active in the group Friends of the Congo, on the hope he has placed in the Obama presidency.

5:34 minutes (5.1 MB)

Election Dissection

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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Thursday following Barack Obama's election as president, KBOO hosts Linda Olson-Osterlund and S.W. Conser discuss the future of civil liberties and foreign relations with guests Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union; Chris Toensing, Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project; and Harpers Magazine Editor John R. MacArthur.

60:02 minutes (24.05 MB)

Election Irregularities and the Transparency Solution

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Nov 6 Recovery Zone, "the morning after the morning after" the historic 2008 election, Virginia Ross and Nancy Matela from the Oregon Voter Rights Coalition spoke with host Stephanie Potter and answered questions from listeners about the pressing need for transparency in our election process.

58:26 minutes (33.44 MB)

My Dead Body

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Bread and Roses
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Tue, 11/04/2008

On October 31, it was a  Bread & Roses full of scary stories, disguises, and tributes to the dead.   Thanks to all the listeners who called in to share.

In this audio, listen to Brooke Kavanagh's story about something she finds a little scary:  her dead body.

 

 

 

10:00 minutes (9.16 MB)

Street Sounds from Obama's Victory

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/04/2008

Last evening, Portland's jubilant Obama supporters celebrated their win with dancing in the streets. 

Here's how it sounded

0:42 minutes (653.1 KB)

Weasel News

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Tue, 11/04/2008

Election Night Radio Theater: Cable news talking heads make sure they don't miss a single weasel word during coverage of Barack Obama's election.
Pundit: Randall Howington
Reporter: Kathy Fors
Written by S.W. Conser with Randall Howington

2:39 minutes (1.07 MB)

 

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