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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Bush's Attack on the American Landscape

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 12/02/2008

 Utah Red RocksHost Barbara Bernstein invites Heidi McIntosh, associate director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, discusses the impact that some of Bush's midnight regulations could have on pristine and remote areas in southeastern Utah (which are among Barbara Bernstein's favorite spots in the world).

 

55:56 minutes (25.61 MB)

marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement

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Tue, 12/02/2008

 
Proposition 8 was passed this November in California. It changed the state Constitution  to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry .
We explore the issues of marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement. with THOMAS WHEATLEY, Organizing Director of Basic Rights Oregon, and  Bonnie Tinker and The Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod from Love Makes a Family.
 

57:41 minutes (23.11 MB)

Gregg Bielemeier, Lyndee Mah about their dance concert + Robin Lane of "Do Jump Theatre"

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 12/02/2008

 Dmae Roberts talks with Gregg Bielemeier and Lyndee Mah about Skinner, Kirk + Bielemeier dance concert Dec. 3-7th at the Portland Opera Studio Theatre presented by Whitebird Dance.  And Robin Lane of Do Jump's "Home for the Holidays" is featured in the second half.  That show runs through January 4th at Echo Theatre.

26:35 minutes (24.35 MB)

9th anniversary of WTO protests

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Nov. 30 marked the nine year anniversary of the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
With some economists now calling for a new WTO ministerial to deal with the global economic crisis, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg takes us back to 1999 to address whether the W-T-O is the right body to solve today's economic woes

 

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

The Holiday Show

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Welcome to our holiday show! It's better to give than receive so with that in mind we'll be interviewing the Community Cycling Center about the Holiday Bike Drive, taking a sneak peak with Elly Blue at the upcoming BikeCraft, and talking with our very first guest host, Janis McDonald, about how to pick out a great bike or cycling stocking stuffer for your favorite cyclist.

 

57:17 minutes (26.31 MB)

Delta Drywall Union Dispute

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters is engaged in an ongoing labor dispute with the Delta Drywall Company.
Most recently, the union held a forum with students at several universities which have contracts with Delta Drywall.
Jason Sheckler is a representative of the Council of Carpenters.
 

3:13 minutes (2.95 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Portland; A Sanctuary City for GI Resisters?

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

The Pdx Peace Coalition has called on the Portlland City Council to consider declaring Portland a Sanctuary City for GI resisters.

If passed the resolution would prevent Portland Police from executing Federal warrants for soldiers absent without leave from the Military.

The activists spoke of the toll that the wars in Iraq and Afghaniatan are having on soldiers and the courage it takes to refuse to go. Over 5000 veterans are expected to committ suicide this year alone.

3:59 minutes (3.66 MB)

Iraqi Child Returns Home

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Mustafa Abed, a boy from Fallujah, returned to Iraq today after a tearful goodbye at the Portland airport.

Mustafa's father, Ahmed, expressed his gratitude to the group No More Victims and the people of Portland for their help.  Last month, Ahmed spoke at the Portland Winter Soldier event, along with local Iraq Veterans Against the War.

No More Victims is a group committed to showing people in the US the human cost of the ongoing occupation in Iraq.   They bring children who were injured by US forces in Iraq to the US for medical treatment.

Cole Miller, a co-founder of the group, spoke on KBOO last year about No More Victims.  Ned Rosch and Maxine Fookson heard the interview, and were inspired to start a branch in Portland.  They worked tirelessly to raise money and support, and managed to bring Mustafa and his father to Portland on September 8th.

7:21 minutes (6.74 MB)

Russell Shorto, author of "Descartes' Bones"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/01/2008

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Russell Shorto, author of Descartes' Bones. a true story of how the philosopher's remains became a political relic. Russell Shorto is the author of a book on the Dutch origins of New York City: The Island at the Center of the World. He often writes for The New York Times Magazine and GQ.

25:02 minutes (10.03 MB)

Paul Ehrlich, co-author with Anne Ehrlich of "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment"

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Radiozine
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Mon, 12/01/2008

Host Chris Andreae speaks with Paul Ehrlich, co-author with Anne Ehrlich of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, one of the most influential and controversial books of the 21st century. Ehrlich says The Population Bomb was too optimistic and that in many ways, the situation is far worse today than he could have imagined when he wrote the book in 1968.

28:09 minutes (11.28 MB)

 

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