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The Devil's Chessboard: Lecture and Interview with David Talbot - Two Hour Special

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Fri, 12/25/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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David Talbot lecture and interview

KBOO presents a two-hour special from Global Voices for Justice featuring progressive journalist David Talbot talking about his book," The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of American's Secret Government." Talbot spoke at a benefit for KPFK in Los Angeles on November 17th. After the talk host Mansoor Sabbagh interviews Mr. Talbot about Dulles and the overthrow of democratic governments in Iran, Guatemala, and the Congo.


scott crow: emergency hearts, molotov dreams

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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anarchist organizer and author scott crow
scott crow is a community organizer, activist, and anarchist.  That last label has landed him on the FBI’s list of ‘dangerous people’ – simply because of his beliefs, not because of any action he’s taken.
Scott recently published the book, ‘Emergency hearts and molotov dreams’
He’ll be a guest on KBOO on Wednesday December 2nd from 7 to 8 pm to talk about how we can create a better world together and take responsibility for our own lives.  You can get a copy of his book during our winter membership drive - join now  (add a request for the book in the 'comments' section of the form)!

The Occupiers - The Making of the 99% Movement

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Occupiers: The Making of the 99% Movement
Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky, author of The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, reads from his book, followed by commentary on the Occupy movement by journalist Arun Gupta, founder of the Indypendent and the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  Recorded at the Portland Q Center, at an event sponsored by the Reading Frenzy on November 11, 2015.

Following the talk, we'll have a live interview with Arun Gupta, one of the original Occupies of Wall Street, to talk about the movement and where it's at four years later....

Peace Talks Radio: Tempering Travel Rage

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Fri, 11/27/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Special program on non-violent conflict resolution
Peace Talks Radio - Special Program

The Siren Nation Festival November 4 – 15, 2015

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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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An interview with Ashley Haight, Ruth Oliver and Sarah Mirk
The ninth annual  Siren Nation Festival opened  last Wednesday, and continues through November 15th with visual arts, spoken arts, workshops, music, and more.

Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that works throughout the year, but the Festival is their signature event. We’ll speak with Ashley Haight, Ruth Oliver and Sarah Mirk about the festival, opportunities for women artists, and the creation of a Siren Nation year round.

Schedule, venue, and price information here

Oregon attorney general listening session on profiling

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Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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Testimony from local residents on profiling

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum held a listening session on the issue of police profiling.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 3)

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:00pm - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:00am
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Part 3-Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 3)

Tune in from 6 p.m. to midnight for the Filipino American History Month Takeover with KBOO's Pamela Santos (Bread and Roses) and DJ Grimrock (One Two, One Two ZULUUUUU!!!). This night is all about giving voice to largely untold stories of Filipino Americans who have shaped American culture and the course of history. The final stretch closes out with even more hip hop and music from Filipino American artists, past and present.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 2)

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Part 2-Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 2)

Tune in from 6 p.m.

Filipino American History Month Takeover (Part 1)

Air date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Music and live programming to give voice to untold stories of Filipino Americans

October is Filipino American History Month (Part 1)

Tune in from 6 p.m. to midnight for the Filipino American History Month Takeover with KBOO's Pamela Santos (Bread and Roses) and DJ Grimrock (One Two, One Two ZULUUUUU!!!).

Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends

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Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends
Mic Crenshaw interviews ANEESAH FURQAN about a series of community events called Oregon Black History Heroes and Legends coming up September 11th-13th. 


This 3-day event at 3 venues:

9/11 Friday Interfaith Gathering@PDX Masjid Jumah Services Noon - 2:00 pm;

9/12 Saturday Afternoon Tea~Women's Honoree Awards Presentation Ceremony, with The Lady Grace J. of Guyana. Noon-3:00 pm, PCC Cascadia; Hazel Wollford Guyana Inst of Hist Resr;

9/13 Sunday Prayer Warriors Breakfast Commitment Ceremony 10:00 am -1:00pm, PDX Celebration Tabernacle*.


1st congressional District candidate debate

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Mon, 11/07/2011

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (55.39 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

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Wed, 10/19/2011

The Greed Special

Hosted by Per Fagereng and Joe Clement

Per and Joe interview David Graeber, professor, activist, and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

  • Title: Talk Radio 20111019
  • Length: 44:20 minutes (40.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Project Censored celebrates 35 years as media watchdog

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Thu, 10/06/2011

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises. 

Susan Lindauer: The Real Road to Ruins or 'How to Succeed in Terror Without Really Trying'

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Wed, 09/14/2011

The Road to Ruins

Former CIA Asset,  political prisoner and author Susan Lindauer, knows where all the bodies are buried - she worked for The Company that made the shovels...Lindauer joins us by phone from her place in DC for a KBOO Community radio 9/11Special.  All the things you want to know about the terrorist attacks but were afraid to ask.  Starting with, 'Who's a terrorist now, eh? Ten years after the fact, that is the question, is it not:  Who really is perpetrating terror around the world - from villagers in Waziristan hit by a firey ball of gawd-knows-what from who-knows-where to the hallowed hall of the United Nations?  Lindauer not only looks into the abyss,she went camping there. 

  • Length: 36:59 minutes (33.86 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Francis Moore Lappé: Shifting from "thought-traps" to EcoMind to re-create our world

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Wed, 09/14/2011

Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Lappé, author of the best-selling Diet for a Small Planet, and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" she aims to dissolve feelings of powerlessness and stimulate imagination and ingenuity.

Labor Day Special: Participatory Economics

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Tue, 09/13/2011


Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. Politically he considers himself a proud product of the New Left and is sympathetic to libertarian socialism. He has been active in many social movements and organizations for forty years, notably as a participant in student movements opposed to the American invasion of South Vietnam, more recently with the Southern Maryland Greens, a local chapter of the Maryland Green Party, and the Green Party of the United States. Hahnel's work in economic theory and analysis is informed by the work of Marx, Keynes, Piero Sraffa, Michał Kalecki, and Joan Robinson, among others. He has served as a visiting professor or economist in Cuba, Peru, and England.

Produced by Jamie Partridge of Labor Radio. 


Human Rights and Civil Liberties; Ten years After 9/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011

   There is no one better to address these issues than  guest Michael Ratner. He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR).  As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo.  Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition. They've also played an important role in challenging the governments use of illegal and intrusive methods of  surveillance against American Citizens. In this interview he talks about the National Security State we now live in. The legacy of  9/11 we leave our children.

Board candidate forum - Part 2 - 8/30/2011

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Tue, 08/30/2011

KBOO Board Candidate Forum - part two

Get to know the candidates running for the KBOO Board in this on-air forum. This station belongs to its members, and you can participate in selecting the KBOO Board this September.

  • Length: 62:34 minutes (35.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

Susan Lindauer, author of "Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq"

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Thu, 08/04/2011

Presswatch is on break this week. Instead Chris Andreae interviews Susan Lindauer, a former Congressional staffer who served as a U.S. Intelligence Asset covering Libya and Iraq at the United Nations, as a back channel on matters of anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2002. In the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. She is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

Susan Lindauer speaks in Portland:
8pm Thursday August 4th 2011 – Lucky Labrador Tavern – Community Meeting Room , 915 SE Hawthorne Street – Portland Oregon

Open Reservoirs and Governments

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Thu, 05/12/2011


Open Reservoirs and Governments 

This edition of Democracy Here explores the difference between engineered- and informed consent of the governed using the context of Portland’s current plans to take open reservoirs off-line and replacing them with new underground storage tanks.

The plan to bury the reservoirs is controversial: the city says they are forced to spend a half a billion dollars in order to comply with a federal regulation, while citizen groups say that the water bureau is fast tracking projects to the same cozy consultants who wrote the regulation and that the water bureau could work more earnestly on obtaining relief.   

This edition of DemocracyHere! features:

Interviews with public health and infectious disease specialists;

Sounds from the earth-day rally at city hall in support of our natural water system;

Information on how lower income citizens will be affected by the increase in water rates;

Interviews with Floy Jones for the citizen-activist perspective and Kent Craford for an alliance of local businesses;


Voices of government officials ranging from Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff to the EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.     

Engineering techniques to look for in the interviews include:

Emotional appeal trumps reasoned argument;

Government is your daddy;


Hurry up, its an emergency;



The concluding to-do list contains:

Learn about the open reservior issue;

Call or write your city commissioner;


Attend the rate hearing at city hall on May 18th at 10:15 am.



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