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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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Labor and the Auto Bailout

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/12/2008

The US Congress is considering a bailout of the top three car manufacturers in the U.S. - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
While some unions favor the bailout as a way to save their jobs, others have called for this crisis to be turned into a real opportunity for change in the transportation infrastructure of the country.
Mark Brenner is the head of the Detroit-based periodical 'Labor Notes'.
 

5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)

FAIR vs. Fox

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/12/2008

The media watchgroup FAIR, or Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, challenged Fox News on the accuracy of its pre-election reporting.
Fox responded with an attack on the media watchgroup, saying that Fox had no control over what its pundits said - in this case, referring to their own employees Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Peter Hart, from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, says that the reaction of Fox executives to the accusation of bias was typical.
 

2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

Fiction, Reality and the Economic Meltdown

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Radiozine
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Wed, 11/12/2008
Host Per Fagereng interviews Charlie Stephens, a former Senior Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy, Mr. Stephens created Oregon’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit Program and is a leading expert on sustainable community development, energy efficiency strategies and new technologies.
 
28:16 minutes (16.18 MB)

A Window of Opportunity With Iran

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Wed, 11/12/2008

farideh FarhiAn interview with Farideh Farhi on the US election results and President-elect Obama's window of opportunity to move toward an oppening with Iran.  The benefits of such involvement and impacts that it might have on the Middle East in general and stability of the region and especially Iraq.

Farideh Farhi is an independent researcher and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

42:17 minutes (19.36 MB)

Well-read Reds do Obama

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Denise Morris and Bill Resnick read from and summarize the left press about Obama.  They find euphoria, sobriety, and skepticism. 

23:03 minutes (13.19 MB)

Joan Dalton of Project POOCH

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Host Melinda Bernert speaks with Joan Dalton of Project POOCH, a non-profit organization at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon.  Project POOCH matches abused, neglected and unwanted shelter dogs with incarcerated youth.  The youth train the dogs to pass a basic obedience test and then find the dogs forever, loving homes. Project POOCH is a pioneer in prison dog therapy. Started 15 years ago by Joan Dalton, the program has since saved the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized and given often forgotten youth an opportunity to learn compassion, patience, responsibility and the power of the animal human bond.

27:42 minutes (25.37 MB)

Remembering Studs Terkel

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Tue, 11/11/2008

Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week.   Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation.  You can find the texts here and here.

5:42 minutes (3.27 MB)

Yusef Chaman about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The guest is Yusef Chaman, who imports fair trade rugs from Pakistan.  He speaks about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan, as well as on related topics.

26:22 minutes (24.15 MB)

Portland City Finances

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The City of Portland plans to sell more than $15 million dollars in general obligation bonds next week in order to fix up the city’s main fire station on Naito Parkway.
The sale is the last of a series of bonds issued as part of a 53 million dollar measure approved by taxpayers in 1998.
Besides being an inopportune time to dip into the bond market, KBOO reporter David Rosenfeld explains how the bond sale comes with news about the city’s increasing debt obligations.

4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

Marilyn Yalom about American cemeteries

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

Host Elizabeth Fournier interviews Marilyn Yalom about her study of American cemeteries, their history and their changing rules.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

 

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