The Underground

The KBOO Youth Collective was started to create and run The Underground — the public affairs show on youth issues. The Underground first aired on May 22, 2002, and has since covered a wide range of issues affecting American youth, including unconventional schools, leaving for college, punishment, science, activism, traveling, food, cabbots, and much much more. We have regular pieces from community groups that we partner with.

We also have a 2 hour youth music show, Youth Randomonium, which is a showcase for Portland's incredible local youth talent. We are on the air the 4th Friday of each month from 10pm to Midnight. Send us your recordings, and we'll play them!

We are looking for people under 21 who would like to get involved in youth community radio as Reporters, Board Operators, Talent Scouts, and more!

Email youth@kboo.org or call Erin Yanke at (503) 231-8032 x221 to get involved!

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Episode Archive

The Underground on 08/27/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground, hosted by the KBOO Youth Collective, tonights theme is DISCOVERY

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The Underground
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Hosted by the KBOO Youth Collective
Tonight we tackle the theme DISCOVERY. Tune in to see what we've discovered this month!

The Underground on 06/25/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 05/28/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 04/23/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 03/26/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 02/26/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 01/22/14

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 12/25/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

The Underground on 11/27/13

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The Underground
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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events

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The Young Ladies Radio Project tackles Sleep!

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The Underground
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Fri, 06/26/2009

The Young Ladies Radio Project this month discusses the importance of sleep with a Doctor and a Sleep Technician from OHSU's sleep clinic.

The Young Ladies Radio Project is a project of IRCO and KBOO. We create monthly pieces that relate to science and technology.

Sean's Sports Commentary

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The Underground
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Tue, 06/23/2009

Sean does his first piece for the Youth Collective on favorite moments in sports, what teams he'd coach in an ideal world, and a special Top Five.

High School for Recording Arts Portland

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The Underground
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Tue, 06/23/2009

   

 

   

Zoe Loranger interviews Erika from the High School for Recording Arts Portland.
 
If you'd like more information, check out the Circle A Radio show from June 3rd broadcast here on KBOO, or this article that was published in The Skanner:  http://www.theskanner.com/index.php?action=artd&artid=9309

 

Summer Commentary by Jennifer

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The Underground
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Tue, 06/23/2009

Jennifer talks about how Classic the Portland Summer is, and urges you to get out and ENJOY it while it lasts...

Young Ladies Radio Project on Food Emergencies

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The Underground
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Tue, 05/26/2009

This month the Young Ladies Radio Project focused on Food and Food Emergencies. The finished product is an amazing mini radio show with some really interesting interviews. They spoke with a gentleman who works with the city about how to prepare for emergencies and how the city is preparing for emergencies, a woman who works for the Oregon Food Bank that let us in on some secrets about how the food bank works, what kind of foods they store, and how they operate in emergency situations- there is also an interview with a biology teacher who gives the listeners a quick refresher course on how the body uses foods.

Interview with Gerard Lester of the Great Outdoor Academy

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The Underground
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Tue, 05/26/2009

This is an interview conducted with Gerard Lester of the Great Outdoors Academy in Portland, Oregon. The Great Outdoors Academy is an organization that takes groups of kids on expeditions. They strive to make the outdoors accessible to students who may otherwise never experience true nature.

Gerard is always a pleasure to have in the studio. He is an energetic and fascinating person who truly cares about nature and building ties between nature and youth. You can learn more about this program by visiting greatoutdoorsacademy.org. The Great Outdoors Academy encourages participants to record their experiences in artisitic ways, and produces a magazine that features writing and art about the outdoors made by youth. I highly suggest checking it out!

No Fest Interview with Jennifer

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The Underground
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Tue, 05/26/2009

Jennifer- a member of the youth collective and current Portland college student is organizing No Fest- a music fest that takes place in the St Johns neighborhood in Portland, Oregon each year. Annie Soga interviews Jennifer about this local music fest and provides the listeners with information on how to get involved.

The KBOO Youth become Superheros!

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The Underground
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Tue, 05/26/2009

Annie Soga of the KBOO Youth Collective interviews fellow youth collective members about their secret life- AS SUPERHEROS. Tune in to learn what powers each person would have, who would be a "supervillian", and what kind of crazy costumes each youth collective superhero would have!

Interview with Nancy Roberts

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The Underground
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Tue, 05/26/2009

This was Tony's first interview for the KBOO Youth Collective. He interviews Nancy Roberts- the coordinator for a student exchange program in the Portland area, as well as a student from Turkey currently studying in the United States who is active in this program.

I really enjoyed this interview because you could really tell how much this student was changed by the experience! She was so excited for the chance to be on a radio station in the United States!

Medical Technology

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The Underground
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Tue, 04/21/2009

Young Ladies Radio Project, a project of IRCO and KBOO, does their piece about how medical technology has affected the birthing process.

Playlists

The Underground playlist for 02/27/2008

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02/27/2008

February – Change

 

Jennifer – Barack Obama as the “Change Candidate”

Henry from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the roles in his family.

Zoe – Vox Pop of Friends and family on how they plan to change the world.

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Kallisti interviews students and a teachers aid about her schools goal to be more sustainable.

Village Free School students present a radio drama.

Sayla reads a poem on Change

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Ellie and Thea – Commentary on the local All Ages Punk Scene, and how it’s changed them

Joel from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the fragility of life.

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Breana interviews Victoria, founder of Advocacy for Incarcerated Youth.

Torren from Pulse of Portland performs a rap about his goals and dreams.

Henry reads the Youth Calendar

Tabris talks about the change in her life when her sister moved away.

Kelsey and Paisley talk to some of the “New Kids” in their school.

 

The Underground playlist for 01/23/2008

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01/23/2008

January 2008 – Books

 

-Zoe Interveiws Mel about her Bookstore Cat Smedly

-Emily reads her story “Birthday Memories”

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-Jacita from the Pulse of Portland Music Project has a personal essay about her goals in life.

-Fitz, from Pulse of Portland, does a personal essay about his goals and dreams.

-Jennifer Interviews Autumn DeWilde about her newly published book on Elliot Smith

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Osmond from the Pulse of Portland has an essay about his Goals and Dreams.

BreAna interviews Osmond about his piece and about the Pulse of Portland.

Students from the Village Free School came to KBOO to talk about their favorite books.

Tabris and Paisley do a vox pop about favorite books at Abernathy School in Portland.

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Sayla reads her poem “Remember the Fields”

Kallisti interviews 2 librarians from Caitlin Gabel School

Nadine from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay about her boyfriend and how he has helped her through thick and thin.

 

The Underground playlist for 12/26/2007

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12/26/2007

December  2007 –  How to Act like an Adult

 

-Renisance Arts Academy Pulse of Portland vox pop #1 by Valerie about how music effects your life

-Kallisti interviews Scott and Ali about what kids think about being an adult, and what an adult thinks the differences are.

-Fowler Middle School visits KBOO Radio, produced by Erin Yanke.

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-- Pulse of Portland vox pop #2 by Jordan “if you were to put your life story into a song, what would you call that song?”

-Margaret Interviews Jordan about his vox pop.

-Zoe interviews Kallisti and Jazzmine about what they think an adult is.

-Emily does a commentary about turning 18 and the pressure to be an adult.

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-Pulse of Portland vox pop #3 by Diego about Kurt Cobain’s death.

-Jennifer and BreAna give advice about how to have fun like a grownup.

-Jazzmine reads her “Letter to the Editor” from the Northwest Examiner defending her school MLC.

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-Lindsey reads her commentary about the kind of adult she wants to be.

-Annie, Margaret, and Jennifer discuss being in College, and being home for Vacation.

The Underground playlist for 11/28/2007

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11/28/2007

November  2007 –  What’s In

 

-Emily does a commentary on being a “Not So Average 18 Year Old”

-Tabris does a vox pop “What is your favorite band and why”

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #1 by Jacita Walker on Hip Hop

-Erin Yanke and BreAna Loranger taught a Vox Pop class at the Oregon Peacemakers Conference, sponsored by Resolutions NW

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-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #2 by Brad White on Nerdcore in Hip Hop

-Lindsey interviews her Dad about being in Boomerang

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #3 by Joel Evers on Drugs and Alcohol in Rock Music

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-BreAna interviews Amber Hurst, a graduate of the BecomeX program.

-Moss does a live report about what bands are cool at his school.

-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #4 by Simone Kalivas on Music about Losing Someone

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-Erin does a school profile on the Village Free School.

 

 

The Underground playlist for 10/24/2007

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The Underground
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10/24/2007

October  2007 –  Advice

Rhythm Interviews his Dad Dennis about advice on how to not annoy your parents

Tabrise and Paisely – how to be a good friend and not a weird person

Zoe – Vox Pop about things your parents told you not to do that you did anyway

BreAna interviews Timothy and Katie from Youth Line

Play Announcements

James and Rhythm interview John from Resolutions NW

Emily and Lindsey do a school profile on New Urban High School

The Underground playlist for 09/26/2007

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The Underground
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09/26/2007

September  2007 –  Magical Creatures (Membership Drive)

BreAna and Zoe tell all about The Cabbot

Kalisti does a vox pop about Favorite Magical Creatures

BreAna tells the story of "Little Bighorn", the Youth Collective's Unicorn Mascot

Jennifer hosts "Fact or Fiction with Harry Potter" a live game show

BreAna interviews Lisa, Alantha, and Eli about their Unschoolers Writing Group

a song by Full Throttle, a band formed at MLC Sun Schools rock camp

Josh has a commentary on Global Warming

 

The Underground playlist for 08/22/2007

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The Underground
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08/22/2007

August  2007 –  End of Summer

Jonathan – Interview with his Grandma about living in a house with many different cultures

Ariel -  Commentary on the end of Summer

Amber leads a discussion about the FOCUS School at Madison High

James leads a discussion about the End of Summer

Briseda from the Renisance Arts Academy interviews Anne Weiss

Ben2 interviews Rhythm and Kalisti about Zine Camp

Girls from the Pioneer Annex discuss their high school experiences

Annie has a commentary about leaving Portland for College

Ben2 is going to college and talks about it

The Underground playlist for 07/25/2007

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The Underground
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07/25/2007

July  2007 –  No Theme

Jennifer reads Meritocracy, a story she wrote

Camaya and Jonathan – Profile on Friends of the Children

BreAna interviews Toni about Super SAC

Felicia – Talks about Darfur and a benefit she’s organizing to help raise funds for refugees of Sudan

Margaret interviews Bethany about her cancer, which she died from 10 days after this interview

BreAna and Zoe  - “How to pick the perfect pet”

Annie- Commentary on Feminism

Renaissance Arts Academy Profile on Level 7, a local gospel rap group.

The Underground playlist for 06/27/2007

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The Underground
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06/27/2007

June  2007 –  Best of Portland

Jennifer – Review of Rembrandt Show at Portland Art Museum, Best Place To See Art

Shadow Interviews Suzanne from Hawaii Pacific University

Breana Describes her trip from Vancouver, WA to Vancouver BC, all on Public Transportation

Vicki from the Renisance Arts Academy’s Pulse of Portland Music Project does this profile on State of Mind

Hanna, Shadow, and Margaret go to the Dyke March and do interviews.

Annie interviews Katherine from La Conner Washington who is Volunteering at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.

Ben2 – Review of favorite burritos (King Burrito) pizza (Rocco’s)  Skateshop (Cal Skate)

Hanna –Community Calendar

Zoe – Piece on 5th Anniversary Party

The Underground playlist for 05/23/2007

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The Underground
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05/23/2007

May  2007 –  Drugs

 

Shadow Interviews Mom, 11 Years clean and sober

Jefferson Student commentary 1, by Dasha

Sean commentary about drugs

Jefferson Student commentary 2

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Zoe commentary about cats and Catnip

Woodmere Youth Action Group

Jefferson Student Commentary 3

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Annie – Last Day of High School

Margaret –Last Day of High School

Jefferson Student commentary 4

Ben 2 Interviews Alec about straight edge

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Margaret interviews Andrew, youth talent

Jefferson Commentary 5

 

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