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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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Interview with Free Gaza boat organizer

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/28/2008

In response to the Israeli assault on Gaza, the Free Gaza movement has set sail from Cyprus with a ship full of humanitarian aid.

Jenka Soderberg spoke with Greta Berlin, one of the organizers

5:30 minutes (5.04 MB)

Book Mole: "Sights Unseen"

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Sun, 12/28/2008

Kaye Gibbons writes about growing up with (and without)  a mother who is mentally ill in her novel Sights Unseen, reviewed here by Larry Bowlden. 

6:41 minutes (3.83 MB)

Prospects for Health Care Change

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Sun, 12/28/2008

 

How many of the problems with our health care will, and will not, be solved by what's on the table in the national health care debate that will take place in the Obama years?   Paul Gorman of  Physicians for  a National Health Care Program, and a Portland physician, talks with Bill Resnick and explains the options and what has worked best in other countries.  

17:40 minutes (10.12 MB)

Socialism's Come-back

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Sun, 12/28/2008

 

Reports  of its death have been greatly exaggerated -- Socialism is coming back in full force in Europe, according to an article by Neil Clark in the New Statesman.  Tom Becker reads, and adds  a  caveat by the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

6:43 minutes (3.85 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 29, 2008

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Sun, 12/28/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program looks at how the emerging Obama administration is walking the  line between public interest and private profit in two areas: health care and education.  It  features several great drum solos from the jazz world (mostly curtailed in the webcast for copyright reasons), and  Larry Bowlden's review of  Unseen Sights, a novel about mental health and its costs. 

One drum piece is heard in its entirety (following Larry's book review); it's by Glen Sheidt of Iretsu.

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54:02 minutes (30.92 MB)

National Health and Beyond

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Sun, 12/28/2008

Public health is a public good -- so it should be a public responsiblity.  But many other public goods are poorly served by profit-making private interests.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge shows how the debate about a national health care program can, and should, lead to something more. 

7:16 minutes (4.16 MB)

KBOO Special Report on Gaza Attacks

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Sun, 12/28/2008

As bombs rain down on the people of Gaza in the largest single Israeli attack since 1948, 325 Palestinians have been killed - 305 in a five-minute bombing blitz on Saturday afternoon, and 20 in bombs dropped on Sunday and Monday. 

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with reporter Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp in Gaza, Natalie Abu Shakra in Gaza City, Jacob Rosenblum in Jerusalem and Hala Gores in Portland in this special report aired Monday, Dec. 29th from 11:15 - 12:00.

44:45 minutes (40.97 MB)

Guests Diana Buttu and Bernard Sabella talk about the seige in Gaza and emigration of Christian Arabs from the Middle East.

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Thu, 12/25/2008

In this program, hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman discuss the siege in Gaza, and other topics, with Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and former negotiator Diana Buttu. Further along in the program they discuss the issue of emigration of Christian Arabs from the Middle East with Professor of Sociology at Bethlehem University, Dr. Bernard Sabella.

58:28 minutes (20.08 MB)

Interview with filmmaker: "The Road to Fallujah"

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Thu, 12/25/2008

Mark Manning is an unembedded journalist who was in Fallujah in 2004, and has made two movies about the US occupation's impact on civilians.

www.theroadtofallujah.com

28:07 minutes (25.75 MB)

We The People - Reaching Across The Aisle - Part 1

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Wed, 12/24/2008

30:11 minutes (27.63 MB)

 

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