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 10/18/12

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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.

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.

Audio

"Gaia Rising: Earth Day Special, 1989," produced by Paul Roland

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Wed, 11/05/2014

In this recently-rediscovered "Treasure from the KBOO Archives" from 25 years ago, a much younger Paul Roland offers a glimpse into the ecological consciousness and resistance movement, which emerged particularly strong in the Pacific Northwest, also known as Cascadia. Most of the interviews were done at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, which had become one of the epicenters for cross-fertilization in this movement.

Interviews with:
-Bill Koethke (Kotke), originally from Prineville, Oregon; labor activist and participant in Bay area counterculture in the late 1960's, joined the back-to-the-land movement in the 70's; came to Portland in the mid-80's to finish his book "The Final Empire: The Collapse of Civilization and the Seed of the Future." Also author of "Garden Planet: The Present Phase Change of the Human Species." Currently lives in an alternative community in southern Oregon. More info: http://www.rainbowbody.net/Finalempire/ 
WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/literaryservices (All contact info at this site)   E-BOOKS FOR SALE AT http://www.iccw2.org/category_s/1881.htm NEW MOVIE ! see trailer at: www.fallandwintermovie.com Inventory of all recent essays at: www.mudcitypress.com VIDEO: Real Food and Resistance Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPda5N2Rs8g


-Starhawk, writer, activist and major figure in Neopaganism. Her book "The Spiral Dance," one of the main inspirations behind the Goddess movement, has been widely influential, as have her many other works. She remains active in Reclaiming, a modern witchcraft tradition that she co-founded.  She has also been a trainer in nonviolence and direct action for many years. For more information, see her Wikipedia entry, or http://starhawk.org/.

-Mike Roselle, co-founder in 1980 of Earth First!, also co-founded the Rainforest Action Network and the Ruckus Society.  Mike participated in innumerable campaigns and actions and by his own account has been arrested over 50 times. He was involved early on in the NW forest protection movement and lived in Portland for a while in the mid-80's. He is the author of "Tree Spiker!" and has lived for several years in Rock Creek, West Virginia, where he is active in the struggle against Mountaintop Removal coalmining with Climate Ground Zero (http://climategroundzero.org/). You can also find him on Facebook.

Brian Willson, Vietnam veteran, peace activist and attorney.  Willson helped create Veterans Education Project (VEP) in Massachusetts; Vietnam Veterans Peace Education Network (VVPEN) in New England; National Federation of Veterans For Peace (NFVFP) in 1986 in Washington, DC;  Veterans Peace Action Teams (VPAT) in 1987, training and sending observation and work teams into Nicaragua and El Salvador, a project that lasted 3 years; Institute For the Practice of Nonviolence in 1988 in San Francisco. Willson was an early member of Veterans for Peace.[6]
On September 1, 1987, while engaged in a protest against the shipping of U.S. weapons to Central America in the context of the Contra wars,[2] Willson and other members of a Veterans Peace Action Team blocked railroad tracks at the Concord, CA Naval Weapons Station.  An approaching train did not stop, and struck the veterans. Willson was hit, ultimately losing both legs below the knee.
He has remained active and has been living for several years in Portland, where he was involved with Occupy among other things. For more information, see his wikipedia entry or: http://www.brianwillson.com/

Liz May, an American-born Canadian environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and politician currently serving as leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. She was the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006. She started out as a grassroots activist in the 1970's and early 80's working against pesticide and herbicide spraying and uranium mining. After graduation from law school in 1983, she helped found the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund. See her Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_May or her homepage http://elizabethmaymp.ca/.

 

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