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Visiting Pakistani Journalist Sadia Khan partners with KBOO News

(March 10, 2014) Portland, OR – KBOO Community Radio, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), will host pioneering Pakistani journalist, Sadia Khan, in their newsroom March 10th to 31st, 2014, as part of the U.S. Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism.   This program gives visiting journalists a chance to experience first-hand how U.S. media organizations operate, opening a window on journalism in America and therefore on American society and politics.

KBOO Receives Grant to Investigate ALEC Ties to Oregon Legislation

KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM has been awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ) to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 

KBOO’s month long experiment in ‘embedded journalism’ at Occupy Portland

When the Occupy Portland encampment began on October 6th, we at KBOO knew that we would be very involved in reporting on the movement – the issues, the constituency involved, the bottom-up civic activism displayed by the camp’s ad-hoc organizers all spoke directly to KBOO’s long-established values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, freedom of expression and social change.

But I don’t think any of us realized at the time just how entrenched our reporting would become.

Former KBOO News Director Robert Jefferson reports from Japan

KBOO's former PM News and Public Affairs Director (2003- 2005), Robert Jefferson, has been working for the last 4 years in Japan at NHK, Japan's public broadcasting station, in Tokyo.  Since the earthquake and tsunami hit, Robert has been using social media to help get the word out, share information and organize relief efforts.

He is featured in this article discussing the use of social media to organize following the disaster.

You can hear Robert Jefferson describe the earthquake in this interview with former KBOO volunteer Rob Manning on OPB, in which he says he felt his car lift up off the street, and felt like he was "on the open ocean being tossed about in a gale force wind".

Message from the KBOO staff on community standards and abuse

 Message from the KBOO staff:

KBOO is a community devoted to providing a forum for unpopular, controversial or neglected perspectives on important local, national and international issues reflecting our values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, environmentalism, freedom of expression and social change.  We do this primarily through our radio signal, but increasingly, through our online and mobile presence as well.

Online, through email, comments or discussion forums, it is easy to write something quickly, out of anger, that you may later regret.  Please think carefully and be mindful of the impact on the community at large when you comment online about any member of the KBOO community.

Support grassroots relief efforts in Haiti!

KBOO hosts an all-day on-air Fundraiser for Haiti on February 18th!
Click here for more info on KBOO's Fundraiser for Haiti

Click here for a list of upcoming benefits for Haiti in PortlandClick here for KBOO audio reports on the situation

Haiti relief efforts:
We have done some research, and are recommending these groups, which have a track record of working with the community on the ground in Haiti, and are either Haitian-led or take their lead from Haitian ground staff, to empower the community with solidarity, not charity.
Konbit pou Aiti (Working together for Haiti)

Our Soil
Honor and Respect Foundation
Partners in Health
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (Haiti Action)
Doctors without Borders

6/26 KBOO Weekly Volunteer Bulletin

KBOO Weekly Volunteer Bulletin
Issue 2
June 26th, 2009

Program changes for July 2009

We've been updating our on-air sound to offer compelling radio programs in a convenient and easy-to-follow schedule. We've moved a step at a time, starting with surveys and community meetings and then working closely with our volunteer-driven program committee to offer more great radio. We want to give you a better listening experience, and we want to reach more listeners while keeping a commitment to our core values which include community, diversity and a perspective of progressive change in the world. With all that in mind, here's a primer on what we've changed and why, this year and last year:
Last Year - Evening Music

·         Edgier, more contemporary and/or has a younger audience: Electronica, hip-hop, indie, punk, experimental, dj sets and African-American culture, music and politics. 

·         Clarity: How do we make our schedule easier to understand and follow? A goal for each round of changes is to create a schedule that listeners can understand and also put programming in blocks or strips that is likely to attract the same audience.

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