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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The Bailouts: Who gets helped. Who doesn't.

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Presswatch
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Wed, 12/10/2008

On the Dec 11 Presswatch, host Theresa Mitchell, with the "News you're not supposed to know," looks at who's being bailed out and who's not by the government and the U.S. Treasury (and all of us taxpayers).   Guess what?  There's a $40,000  handout that you aren't getting! 

26:31 minutes (12.14 MB)

Can we bring the Oregon National Guard back home?

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Radiozine
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Wed, 12/10/2008

On the Dec 11 Radiozine Ani Hanes and Theresa Mitchell talk with Dan Handelman of the Portland Peace and Justice Works and  Leah Bolger of the Veteran's for Peace in Corvallis.  They're working to stop the deployment of the Oregon National Guard to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Tune in to find out about the campaign.

27:21 minutes (12.52 MB)

In Other Words Bookstore May Close

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/10/2008

Portland's venerable In Other Words Bookstore, the nation's final nonprofit feminist bookstore and resource center may be forced to close if it does not raise $3,000 in the next three weeks.  

In Other Words Women's Books and Resources is the last surviving non-profit feminist bookstore in the United States. For the last 14 years they have offered a comprehensive and diverse collection of books, magazines, and zines with a wide variety of subjects, including: feminist & queer studies, erotica, sex & sexuality, trans studies, spirituality, herbs, and non-sexist children's books, to name a few.

In Other Words has become a hub of activity—hosting a wide range of community events, meetings and workshops that include author readings, Spanish classes, writing workshops, concerts, art shows, yoga and more.

3:15 minutes (2.98 MB)

Bridging the Cultural Divide in Oregon's Environmental Movement

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Wed, 12/10/2008

Oregon environmentalists can point to many hard-won victories to preserve ecological diversity. But they've been less successful promoting diversity within their own ranks. The result has been a cultural divide that leaves people of color not just outside the mainstream environmental movment but excluded from having a voice in how we meet the huge environmental challenges that face us. The question is "how do we bridge that divide?" Dave Mazza talks with Marcelo Bonta, founder and executive director of the Center for diversity and the Environment, and Tony DeFalco, Coordinator of the Young Environmental Professionals of Color group. Both men have recently been named fellows of the TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program, a new conservation intiative of the National Audubon Society with support from Toyota that funds work on community-focused projects contributing to greater environmental health.

59:39 minutes (47.79 MB)

An interview with Ambassador Farhang

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Wed, 12/10/2008

An interview with Professor Mansour Farhang on issues related to the Middle East, Iran and the anniversary of the Universal Mansour FarhangDeclaration of the Human Rights.
 
Dr. Mansour Farhang holds a Ph.D in political science from Claremont graduate School in California, and served as an advisor to the Iranian foreign ministry and as ambassador to the United Nations following the 1979 revolution. He later resigned in protest when the Khomeini regime refused to accept the U.N. Commission of Inquiry's recommendation to release American hostages in Teheran.  Early in the Iran-Iraq war, he also served as envoy in negotiations with international peace missions.  During his ambassadorship, Dr. Farhang wrote and spoke about the threat of religious extremists who had come to dominate the course of the Iranian revolution.

45:23 minutes (20.78 MB)

Tapestry Theatre "1943 Christmas from Home" + Readers Theatre Rep "Tiny Tim in Hell"

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Stage and Studio
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Wed, 12/10/2008

Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts features Tapestry Theatre's 1943 Christmas from Home with Actor Jodi Eichelberger, Director Judy Straalsund Playwright Pat Kruis Tellinghusen which features Big Band orchestra, the Golden Age of Radio and highlights Japanese American Internment.  And in the latter part of the show David Berkson of Readers Repertory Theatre talks about two comic one-act plays  for  Tiny Tim in Hell.

26:08 minutes (23.93 MB)

Eugene Human Rights

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/09/2008

A number of activist groups in Eugene are pulling togerther with the hope of turning Eugene into a “Human Rights City”—a city that places human rights above all, and doesn’t wait for government mandates to do it.
KBOO’s Sue Supriano spoke to Ken Neubeck of the Human Rights City Project earlier today.

4:03 minutes (1.86 MB)

Vestas Wind Turbine Company

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/09/2008

Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams announced last week that the world's largest wind turbine company would be relocating to Portland. But some local media said he was jumping the gun.
The Portland Tribune warned Adams to avoid making the same mistake as former Mayor Vera Katz, who announced in 2002 that Vestas would be opening a manufacturing plant in Portland. But that manufacturing plant was never built.
The Tribune quoted Vestas spokesman Roby Roberts as saying hewas glad the mayor was excited, but the project was still being negotiated.
When Roberts spoke to KBOO's Jenka Soderberg today, however, he sounded optimistic about the plan.
 

3:04 minutes (2.81 MB)

The Latest Movies

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Tue, 12/09/2008

A discussion about the latest movies hosted by Dawn Taylor and Ed Goldberg.

25:19 minutes (23.18 MB)

Benedict Herman and Lusijah Marx of Susila Dharma

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Radiozine
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Tue, 12/09/2008

Pam Alee hosts a discussion with Benedict Herman and Lusijah Marx of Susila Dharma, a non-profit which funds small non-humanitarian projects. They discuss the organization and their upcoming fundraiser.

12:54 minutes (11.82 MB)

 

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