Treasures From The KBOO Archives

October 4th - 19th we feature Treasures from the KBOO Public Affairs Archive

Please help us preserve these audio gems!

Every weeknight from 7 to 8 pm during the Fall membership drive, we are presenting programs from KBOO's Public Affairs Archive. They are examples from an unmatched collection, and we have a plan to make the whole library available to anyone with a computer in the future (with your support!).

Revox PR99 Reel-to-Reel, courtesy of carrierdetect, aka Andrew Back

KBOO's Public Affairs Archive Digitization Project

KBOO has an archive of over 7000 recordings of speeches, interviews and documentaries from our 44 years on the air. Unfortunately, we rarely have time to play them on the air, even though many retain their value. Some that are on old-fashioned recording tape are deteriorating. We will soon apply for grants to pay for the digital re-recording of these programs. This will save the sound that otherwise might be lost, and will also enable us to make these unique programs available to you via our website. The foundations that will underwrite this project want to make sure that you, our KBOO audience, care about these recordings. In other words, they want to see us raise some seed money for the project.

If you can help, please donate via our membership form & on the comments form, type ARCHIVE PROJECT.

Episode Archive

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 06/05/13

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Wed, 06/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Queer History from KBOO's Archives

In honor of June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month month, Treasures from the KBOO Vault will be listening to 2 pieces of queer public affairs aired on KBOO in the 1990's.

The first piece we will hear was recorded on National Coming Out Day, October 11th, 1991, for the Old Mole Variety Hour by Andy Simon.

Our second piece we will hear on tonights program is a panel discussion recorded in 1998 at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change Conference. This panel of activists will be discussing the issue of globalisation, and how it fits into the queer agenda, and how too often, it does not fit into the queer agenda.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 05/01/13

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Wed, 05/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Treasures From The KBOO Public Affairs Archives are audio gems

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 04/03/13

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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ben Linder

Tonights Treasures from the Archive is about Ben Linder. We've put together 2 tapes, one called Target: Ben Linder, and the other from an event recorded by KBOO Volunteers in April 1989, called Remembering Ben.

We also have an interview with Aaron Liss, the technical program manager for Green Empowerment, an organization that was set up to continue the work of Ben Linder in Nicaragua, and worldwide.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 03/06/13

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Wed, 03/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Treasures From The KBOO Public Affairs Archives are audio gems

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 02/06/13

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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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George Page, and Dick Gregory

For African American History Month, Treasures from the KBOO Archive will play a half hour program produced by George Page in 1977. The second half of the show we'll hear a speech recorded in 1992 by Dick Gregory. The speech was recorded at Reed College.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 01/02/13

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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Treasures From The KBOO Public Affairs Archives are audio gems

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, populist, political commentator, humorist and author.

Her biographer wrote "She was groomed for a gilded life in moneyed Houston, but Molly Ivins left the country club behind to become one of the most provocative, courageous, and influential journalists in American history. Presidents and senators called her for advice; her column ran in 400 newspapers; her books, starting with Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?, were bestsellers."

Classic Molly Ivins' quotes (from Wikipedia):

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/18/12

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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/17/12

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey - writer, counter-cultural icon (1935 - 2001)

This KBOO exclusive recording is from a talk by writer Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, given in Portland and recorded by KBOO volunteers in 1976.

Kesey attended the University of Oregon with a degree in Speech and Communications. He also received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to enroll in the Creative Writing program at Stanford. His classmates in the program included Robert Stone, Larry McMurty, Ken Babbs, and Wendell Berry, all of whom would go on to be noted writers and lifelong friends of Kesey.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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W.E.B. DuBois/Paul Robeson

A Speech by W.E.B. DuBois, followed by a speech by Paul Robeson

These talks are part of a special series Treasures from the KBOO Archive, which presents examples of the thousands of reels currently deteriorating in KBOO's back room. We need your help to preserve these audio gems! Donate today to help support the archive digitization project.

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95.


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