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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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Pulitzer Prize journalist Steve Fainaru

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 12/07/2008

Cecil and Celeste speak with Pulitzer Prize journalist Steve Fainaru. On assignment for the Washington Post he traveled with a group of security contractors on their missions in Iraq. He was one of the last people to see them alive. Fainaru's new book, Big Boy Rules, is a shocking expose' of the parallel army of private contractors. He talks about the people who are fighting America's war for money.

53:25 minutes (21.4 MB)

Worker takeover of factory in Chicago

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/07/2008

In Chicago, a group of two hundred fifty workers have taken over a factory, after the Bosses announced that they were shutting the plant down.

The management of Republic Windows & Doors factory gave workers only three days notice that they would all be fired, and the plant would be closed.

The workers decided to employ a tactic made popular during the Great Depression, by occupying the factory for the last three days.

13:50 minutes (12.67 MB)

Nora Guthrie: Keeping alive Woody's legacy

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 12/04/2008

Folk hero Woody Guthrie left behind thousands of unpublished lyrics. His daughter, Nora Guthrie, shares discovering these songs and, in the process, discovering her father. Also featured: creative work by Billy Bragg and Jonatha Brooke www.jonathabrooke.com  who had access to the archives. More info: www.woodyguthrie.org

34:32 minutes (31.62 MB)

Ethnic Media, plus Agent Orange Justice campaign

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APA Compass
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Thu, 12/04/2008

This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Alex Sonbalee from Siam Chronicle and Sandip Roy from New America Media. Also a talk with delegates from the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour - Dang Hong Nhut, Tran Thi Hoan and Merle Ratner - and another edition of the Angry APA Minute with writer Kip Fullbeck.

54:08 minutes (15.49 MB)

Harm Reduction and Intervention Talk Radio with Members of the Dicentra Collective

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Host Ani Haines speaks with guests Amelia Cates and Lydia Ann Bartholow of the Dicentra Collective about harm reduction and building relationships within and between communities.  The collective has organized a series of events to address many different issues related to harm reduction and building compassionate community.

How can communities work together to address issues of domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness?

50:34 minutes (46.31 MB)

Artist Katherine Ace: "Creation/Chaos"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 12/03/2008

Host Eva Lake  interviews  the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.

26:04 minutes (17.91 MB)

Columbia Ecovillage: Can Community Trump Hard Times?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 12/03/2008

       Can community trump economic hard times?    Founders Joe & Pam Lietch, and Marilee Dea discuss NE Portland's newly forming Columbia Ecovillage.  Community members plan to care for their 3+ acre "food forest," while cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.

27:02 minutes (18.56 MB)

interview with Marion Dawan on Islam

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Wed, 12/03/2008

the conversation with Ms. Dawan is finally being posted...  She is a wonderful spirit, as well as a local, Portland-based community activist.  Here, we speak on Islam. 

23:39 minutes (21.66 MB)

Bailouts, Unions vs. Banks & More

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Presswatch
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Wed, 12/03/2008

                         

On the Dec 4 Presswatch  host Theresa Mitchell with "the news you're not supposed to know"  discusses the discrepencies in bailouts for banks vs. workers, and other issues. 

25:32 minutes (17.54 MB)

United Auto Workers Caravan

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/03/2008

The United Auto Workers agreed this week to adjust their contracts with the Big Three Auto Companies.
The Union made the move to try to convince Congress that the Auto industry deserves financial aid.
But many members of Congress remained skeptical about a bailout package for the auto industry.
Senator Chris Dodd grilled executives in a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, saying that the Federal Reserve could help the industry without a direct bailout package.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Al Benchich, an auto worker and union member from Detroit who is heading to Washington as part of a worker's caravan this weekend.

4:40 minutes (4.27 MB)

 

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