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 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.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/11/12

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Thu, 10/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) - part two

Kwame Ture ( Stokeley Carmichael ) 1941-1998
Originator of the phrase 'Black power!'
part two of a two-part lecture - part one will air on Wednesday Oct. 10th 7 - 8 pm

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Kwame Ture ( Stokeley Carmichael ) 1941-1998
Originator of the phrase 'Black power!'
part one of a two-part lecture - part two will air on Thursday Oct. 11th 7 - 8 pm

Kwame Ture was born of working class parents in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on November 15, 1941. When he was seven years old, he migrated to New York City with his parents, and four sisters. Ture was a brilliant student who excelled at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, from which he graduated in 1960.

From 1960-1964 Kwame Ture studied philosophy at Howard University. At Howard he was exposed to some of the best minds in the African-American community, studying with such authors as the poet and folklorist, Sterling Brown, and the sociologist and editor, Nathan Hare.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/09/12

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Tue, 10/09/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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bell hooks

bell hooks — poet, author, feminist — describes herself as a "Black woman intellectual, revolutionary activist." A prominent thinker about issues of feminism and race (among others), she has published more than twenty books, including Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.

This talk is 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.

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 10/08/12

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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia

Ernest Callenbach - author of Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging

Callenbach died in April 2012 at the age of 83.

Treasures From The KBOO Public Affairs Archives on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead - (1901 - 1978) One of the world's most famous cultural anthropologists.  Mead believed that anthropology was a way to bring a new understanding of how humans behave, in order to impact the future.

This talk is 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.

Treasures From The KBOO Public Affairs Archives on 10/04/12

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Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor

John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor - Trudell is a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz.  In this talk, he describes the origins of patriarchy and racism, and the mining of the human spirit.

This talk is 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.

 

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