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CLR James

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Born in Trinidad in 1901, CLR James was a leftist writer and social theorist until his death in 1989. In the 1930s, he worked for West Indian Independence, and moved to Britain, where he wrote a number of novels, and was the cricket reporter for the Manchester Guardian. In the 1940s and early 1950s, he lived in the United States, and wrote about politics, film, literature, and literary criticism.

Deported in 1953, he was much influenced by the 1957 revolution in which the former British colony of the Gold Coast became Ghana, and by the ensuing anticolonial and Black Power struggles of the 1950s and 60s.

Jump Into the Volunteer Pool NOW! It's time for the Spring Membership Drive

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Ah, the birds are migrating, the flowers are budding, and spring is getting springy,  must be time for the KBOO Spring Membership Drive!  The Drive runs on air from Saturday, March 22nd through Friday, April 11th; and we need to fill over 900 volunteer shifts.  This is a great time to get involved in your community radio station!

Party planning and more opportunities to give back to KBOO

In June KBOO turns 40. 40 years strong, 40 years young, 40 years of activism, 40 years of fun! We are planning to party in true KBOO style the weekend of June 21. Andrew and I are heading up the party planning and we need your help! We're looking to make it quite the extravaganza. Many of you have shared some great ideas, now it's time to put the action to the words. Some ideas on the table include a 24 hour block party, art auction or art sale, live music/live broadcast and much more. Come to the next planning meeting:

40th Anniversary Workgroup/Development Committee
Monday, March 3, 7pm (and every first Monday!)
at KBOO, 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland

DIY, Portland: Education Roundup

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DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE KBOO SITE, THIS EPISODE IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT <a href="http://destinationdiy.com">DESTINATION DIY</a> AT THIS TIME.

We're revisiting last year’s series on do-it-yourself education. You’ll hear voices from the Portland Free Skool and the Waypost, as well as Matthew Stadler, who gave a presentation at Reed College’s Learning is Fun and Dangerous event about a WWII-era zine called Vedem. As always, podcasts, zines and all kinds of information is available at <a href="http://destinationdiy.com">http://destinationdiy.org</a>.

Gay Middle School Student Killed in Oxnard, CA School Shooting

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For those that believe that LGBTQ folks don't need protection, read what happened INSIDE of a middle school. A child was killed because he was different. Please do what you can to stand for children, especially children who are 'different'. Hate crimes, gay bashings, violence toward LGBTQ and non-gender-conforming individuals happen every day. (media statement below)

Portland Jazz Fest Tickets available to volunteers!

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Hello, I am the self-proclaimed leading reporter on the Portland Jazz Festival. But I need help!! I just did the leg work to get the following tickets and any reporters or jazz programmers who are interested in attending with me and/or picking up my slack for the shows that I can not make it to at all. I will be bringing a field recorder to the shows (no artists are providing music releases) and it would be ideal to have someone interested in hustling interviews. I recieved 2 tickets to the following shows and next to each show I will write whether or not I'm planning to attend.

Joshua Redman

Bill Charlap

Spanish Harlem Orchestra (2 available)

The Bad Plus (2 available)

Portland Jazz Orchestra

Cecil Taylor

Maceo Parker

Voices from the Edge

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This Thursday on Voices from the Edge: Should reparations be paid to close the racial wealth gap caused by housing and lending discrimination? An interview with OSU's Jonathan Kaplan.

 Historic housing and lending discrimination against black Americans has created a significant discrepancy in their overall wealth. The average black American has only about 15 percent as much wealth as the average white American, even though black Americans earn about 60 percent as much as white Americans. And at every income level, white Americans have much more wealth than black.

Sierra Leone: More Information

 

The Cascade 18th annulal Festival of African Films takes place throughout February at PCC Cascade campus. All films are free.  Moving to the Beat will show at 8:30 on Thursday February 14th at the Cascade Moriarty building, room 104.  More information on the film festival, including show times and directions, is available on the web at www.africanfilmfestival.org . 

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BE THE CHANGE! A Website Guide for Positive Grassroots Action & Election Reform

BE THE CHANGE!!!
ELECTION INFORMATION FOR OREGON, WASHINGTON AND THE NATION
Websites to get info, participate and take action. This info is in conjunction with the January 31st show, Voices from the Edge, hosted by Dave Mazza and Jo Ann Bowman. They spoke with Laura Flanders and Jim Hightower on  taking grassroots action to make our local and national governments more accountable to the people.

THE INFORMED VOTER

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