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!

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Jane Dominic of the Tualatin High School Choir

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

BreAna interviews Jane Dominic, a singer with the Tualitin High School Choir. They were invited to Carnagie Hall, and are having trouble raising money to go to NY because of the recession.

7:22 minutes (6.74 MB)

BreAna's Resources for Hard Times

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

-BreAna tells us of Portland resources that are cheap or free

6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)

The Role of Kids in the Economy, by Sawyer

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Sawyer talks about kids role in the economy, and has some weird money facts, too.

3:11 minutes (2.92 MB)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Garrett did a vox pop “what would you do if you won the lottery?”

2:53 minutes (2.65 MB)

Kulongoski's Budget

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

Governor Ted Kulongoski unveils his budget on Monday, December 1, and already, rumors suggest it will include across-the-board trim for state departments, reflecting the economic downturn.
But with unemployment and use of social services at record highs in Oregon, charitable organizations say it’s no time for cutbacks in the types of assistance that keep vulnerable families afloat, and could help the economy as well.
Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

1:30 minutes (1.38 MB)

Bird Rescue Program in Crisis

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/25/2008

A Vancouver bird rescue program faces an imminent foreclosure, and has called on the community to help.
The Northwest Bird Rescue Center is headed by Christopher Driggins, better known around Vancouver as 'the Bird Man'.
He's rescued hundreds of abused and injured birds since 2002, but has faced a serious financial crisis since a co-worker embezzled over seven hundred thousand dollars in 2006.
According to Driggins, the local branch of the FBI has been slow to investigate the case.
With his finances quickly dwindling, the small non-profit faces foreclosure and public auction on December 5.
More information can be found at NWbirdrescue.com.
 

11:26 minutes (10.48 MB)

Leonardo Cerda

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008

  Leonardo Cerda is an Ecuadorian youth climate, energy and sustainability activist. He is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as an alternative for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to promote the recovery of ancestral customs.

26:39 minutes (24.4 MB)

David Shields on "The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews David Shields, author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead, a meditation on life, living and contemplating death. David Shields is the author of eight books, including Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the Governor's Writers Award.

25:49 minutes (23.64 MB)

Listeners Weigh In on the Bail Out

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program date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008

 Abe and Joe discuss the bailout, the bankruptcy of conservatism and the New Green Deal.

55:48 minutes (25.54 MB)

Comics and Animation Wizard Michel Gagne

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008

Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. 

Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knight for DC Comics (Batman: Spore) infuriated traditional superhero fans, and his recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.  Recorded with the kind assistance of KUGS-FM Western Washington University.

38:52 minutes (6.68 MB)

 

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