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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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Health Equity and the County Budget Crisis

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Wed, 02/25/2009

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Multnomah County, through programs like the Health Equity Intitiative, has made signficant progress in addressing health disparities. But as these figures from the County's March 2008 Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities show, much work remains to be done. How will the county do this as it struggles with a deepening budget crisis and the economic meltdown worsens the social and environmental factors that influence health equity in our region?

57:44 minutes (46.25 MB)

Jim Archer

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Art Focus
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Wed, 02/25/2009

Jim Archer is known as a curator who worked for years at the Archer Gallery at Clark College. He is also known for his collage work. Now, however, he is showing these great paintings, small portraits of faces at the Life Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts.

27:52 minutes (38.27 MB)

The Case against Private Jets and How Israel got Nukes

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Presswatch
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Wed, 02/25/2009

On the February 26 Presswatch, host Theresa Mitchell "with the news you're not supposed to know," states the case for leveling the wealth.   What?  No more private jets?  And what's this about 50,000 trips to remain indefinitely in Iraq?  And a look at Israel's hypocrisy--how they got their nukes.

23:46 minutes (10.88 MB)

Chris at the Organicology Conference

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 02/25/2009

Organicology LogoOn today's Air Cascadia news, Chris Andrea reports from Portland's 3 day Organicology conference.   Salmon fishing may be cancelled again this year.  Oregon lawsuit to clean up Hanford nuclear waste that threatens the Columbia.  Also an interview with Michelle Darr of Code Pink  who's fasting on the Capitol steps in Salem in an effort to bring our troops home.&nb

13:08 minutes (6.02 MB)

War Crimes and Impunity

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Wed, 02/25/2009

The Rule of Law.  The idea that the will of the Rulers can be bound by laws. Since the Magna Carta, It's seemed like a pretty good idea.

This show addressed War Crimes and Impunity. Should the Bush administration be held accountable for possible war crimes?  What is the obligation of the Obama administration to restore the rule of law? 

We interviewed Chuck Sudetic co-author of "Madame Prosecutor: Confronting Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity" and Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor and internationally recognized expert on international law and human rights.

Post your comments and questions here. Just because the President does it, doesn't mean it's not illegal.

58:40 minutes (40.29 MB)

SE Area Artwalk

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The Underground
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Tue, 02/24/2009

Sawyer interviews Mark Larson about the SE Area Artwalk

8:18 minutes (7.61 MB)

Oregon Cutbacks Affect Domestic Violence Survivors

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/24/2009

Women’s shelters, counselors and others who help domestic violence and sexual assault victims are dreading the latest round of state budget cuts.

1:10 minutes (483.95 KB)

Centennial Learning Center

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The Underground
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Tue, 02/24/2009

Katrina, Zoe, and BreAna disuss the "Music with Reason" class wtih student composers Laura and Alex, and their teacher Tyler. We also sample some of their compositions.

22:32 minutes (20.63 MB)

Education Advocates Protest in Salem Against Another Budget Cut

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/24/2009

The Oregon legislature wants to cut one hundred and six million dollars from public schools this year. 
This is in addition to the sixty one million that has already been cut which has lead to layoffs and lost school days in many Oregon School districts. 
In response, a group of education advocates have staged a protest in Salem and started an online petition to be delivered to the legislature this monday.
Holly Pruett, a representative from the group Stand For Children explains the issue.
 

3:08 minutes (1.26 MB)

NAYA student Jolynn Interviews Her Sister

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The Underground
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Tue, 02/24/2009

NAYA Student Jolynn Bigmedicine interviews her sister Chelsea about the Crow Reservation in Montana

9:11 minutes (8.41 MB)

 

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