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Movie Moles on Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

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Mon, 02/17/2014
The movie moles review the PBS documentary "Pete Seeger: the power of song". They discuss the difficulties in venerating Seeger the person when he really wasn't about his own personal glory, how his combination of labor and music hearkens back to a more revolutionary labor movement, and more. . It will be playing at the Red and Black cafe February 26th at 7pm, as part of a Music for the Working Class Pete Seeger tribute night, which will also include music-making and stories. It can also be found online for free through the PBS website. 9:33 minutes (8.75 MB)

The Confessional on 02/17/14

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The Confessional
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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Art Robinson Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 02/13/2014
Art Robinson is the president of the Oregon Republican Party and is competing as a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Oregon's 4th District against Democrat Pete Defazio.  He talked with Don Merrill about issues ranging from Bitcoin to marijuana including lobbyist influence in lawmaking and business influence in school cirriculum.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
29:19 minutes (26.85 MB)

The Confessional on 02/10/14

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The Confessional
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Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Casey Runyan Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 02/06/2014
Conservative Casey Runyan, a candidate for Oregon's 9th House District, is multifacted.  He served as a US Marine, he is the son of longtime Michigan school teachers and he has a passion for politics.  As such, he is a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment.  Don Merrill talked with Casey Runyan about statesmanship, the alienation of Oregon's Eastern region and why the central plank of his platform is at the center of the America he knows and loves. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:28 minutes (26.98 MB)

Announcing KBOO's New Co-managers!

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KBOO has new managers…Yes, two!

Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw, two very well-known local non-profit leaders begin their stewardship at KBOO later this month.  They’ll share the duties of Station Manager.

Monica plans to focus on KBOO’s financial well-being while Mic looks forward to working closely with personnel — both paid staff and volunteer programmers.  In a joint statement, the two expressed eagerness at the prospect of team management: “We would each hold responsibility for parts of the position that best utilized our strengths, skills and interests and support each other in fulfilling those parts.”

Special Programming February 2014

Thursday February 6th

8AM – Voices from the Edge –  Greg Palast, investigative journalist and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy;  Democracy and Regulation, Armed Madhouse; Vultures' Picnic;Billionaires; and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.

9:30AM – Fight the Empire – James Howard Kunstler, author of Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking. Technology and the Fate of the Nation. Kunstler says we are living on borrowed time and we’re still partying like it’s 1959.

28 Timber Sales Cancelled in Oregon Coast Marbled Murrelet Habitat

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/05/2014
A coalition of Oregon environmental groups claimed victory after they reached a settlement with the state of Oregon, resulting in the cancellation of 28 timber sales in the Elliott, Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests. These lands include crucial habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet. KBOO's Evening News and Public Affairs director Jenka Soderberg spoke to Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands for more on the settlement. 8:47 minutes (8.04 MB)

Spokane Residents Boycott Bar for Its "Date Grape Koolaid"

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/05/2014
The boycott of a Spokane bar has gone national, after the owner, Jamie Pendleton, refused to rename a drink named "Date Grape Koolaid." KBOO's Erin J. Bernard spoke to Taylor Malone, a Spokane resident who organized the boycott. 4:31 minutes (4.13 MB)

Portland High School Students Walk Out in Support of Teachers' Strike Vote

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/05/2014
This morning, hundreds of students walked out of six Portland High Schools in solidarity with the Portland Association of Teachers' strike vote. The PAT reached an impasse in contract negotiations with the Portland Public Schools board on November 20, and the two sides have spent hundreds of hours in mediation since then over issues such as class sizes, salary increases and early retirement incentives. The 2900-member PAT will vote on whether to strike tonight at 7:00 pm at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Today's walkouts were organized by the Portland Student Union. KBOO's Jamie Partridge was on the scene at both Jefferson High School in North Portland and Cleveland High School in Southeast. 5:59 minutes (5.47 MB)
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