KBOO Audio Archives

Nam Le, author of "The Boat"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 07/28/2008

Jim Schumock speaks with Nam Le about his highly praised collection of short stories, The Boat.  Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia.

28:55 minutes (26.48 MB)

Wildfires and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 07/29/2008

This morning Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Timothy Ingalsbee, former forest firefighter and now executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. They discuss causes for the current rash of wildfires in California and how they are in part a result of climate change.

84:12 minutes (38.55 MB)

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 07/28/2008

Ruth interviews David Rogers, who is the president of Partnerships for Safety and Justice.  They discuss Kevin Mannix's ballot measure that would require mandatory minimum sentences for multitude of crimes, many of which are non violent.

30:17 minutes (27.73 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 28, 2008

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover;  and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above.  Hear individual segments by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick interviews Guy Dauncy about real possibilties for saving us from global warming and making a better world in the process.

2.  Larry Bowlden reviews The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg.

51:45 minutes (23.7 MB)

Victims' Rights

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about the role of crime victims in the trials, sentencing, and paroling of violent offenders, especially rapists. 

17:18 minutes (7.92 MB)

Racism Cloaked as Satire

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Mon, 07/28/2008

Is the New Yorker's Obama cover racism, or is it satire?  Thabiti Lewis comments. 

4:46 minutes (2.18 MB)

Anti-transgender legislation in California

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

 

The Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, held a fund raiser in San Francisco last week to help defeat a November ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California.

The hrc is one of the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organizations, with seven hundred thousand members.

3:15 minutes (2.99 MB)

Book Mole: "The Art of Mending"

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Berg's novel The Art of Mending.  You can read  Larry's other book reviews here.

7:09 minutes (3.28 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

KBOO presents the latest on privacy issues from Civil Liberties Watch:

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped.

KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz.

2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

 

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