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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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Racism and the Economic Crisis

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Mon, 02/09/2009

People of color and especially immigrants have faced attempts to blame them for the economic crisis and to shift even more of the suffering onto their backs. Well-read Red Frann Michel  exposes these attacks in this commentary.  You can read it and find many links to her sources here

7:08 minutes (4.09 MB)

African Film: Alrick Brown on his Documentary, "Death of Two Sons"

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Radiozine
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Mon, 02/09/2009

 Ed Goldberg interviews Alrick Brown, producer of the film "Death of Two Sons," which shows on February 12th as part of the 19th Cascade Festival of African Films.  This documentary examines the death of Amadou Diallo, the 22-year old Guinean immigrant who was senselessly shot to death by 41 bullets fired by New York City policemen, and the death of Jesse Thyne, an American Peace COrps volunteer who lived and worked with Diallo's family in Guinea.

26:55 minutes (12.33 MB)

Dawn Menken: Conflict Resolution for Kids

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Radiozine
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Mon, 02/09/2009

Anna Keith speaks with Dawn Menken, PhD, a therapist, conflict resolution facilitator and teacher with a special devotion to relationships and building sustainable community. She is the author of "Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex and Eternity." She is leading a series of workshops for the Process Work Institute including "Nurturing the Inner life of Children."

27:22 minutes (12.53 MB)

Urban Agriculture in Havana

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Sun, 02/08/2009

Cuba is now self-sufficient in vegetables and eating a healthier diet thanks to urban garden plots in all its cities.  Sinan Koont, who teaches economics at Dickenson College and has studied city agriculture in Cuba, talks with Bill Resnick.  Here is his article on the topic in Monthly Review

15:59 minutes (9.15 MB)

California Pot Raids Leads to Protests

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/08/2009

The drug enforcement administration raided four medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area last week.


The raids drew demonstrations calling for President Obama to stop the raids.


KBOO's Rebecca Nay spoke with kris hermes from americans for safe access.    



4:28 minutes (4.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 9, 2009

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Sun, 02/08/2009

Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work.  The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman.  Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews how people of color and immigrants are faring in, and even being blamed for, the economic crisis.  We hear from another economist about urban agriculture in Havana and other Cuban cities.  To hear the whole show, use the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, and for more information and links, follow the links below.

1.  The understimulating economic stimulus.

51:00 minutes (29.19 MB)

Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 02/08/2009


 Dr. David Naimon, interviews physician-chef, Dr. John La Puma, about how to use your kitchen as a medicine cabinet.  Learn what to eat to treat different conditions and how to make it taste great.  Dr. La Puma's book "Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine" is a food lover's road map to losing weight, preventing disease and getting healthy again.

 

27:29 minutes (25.16 MB)

Dealing with Cover Crops in the Spring

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 02/08/2009

 Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

27:27 minutes (25.14 MB)

Protesters fight agaist SCAMPS buisness practices

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/08/2009
3:55 minutes (3.59 MB)

The Music of Fela Kuti

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Sun, 02/08/2009

The originator of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti was a musician, composer, and human rights activist from Nigeria whose music and political work were highly influential. 

Bill Resnick talks with musicologist Brad Duncan about Fela Kuti's life and music.

6:11 minutes (3.54 MB)

 

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