Nothin like spending fourth of July with a band from Berlin!
After 77 years of world-history Modern Pets are still part of the cosmic joke!
With their shy-style mongo attitude they´ll get you to give them your last cigarette, your keys and all your cash...
Along with Autofick they stab your back with a blast of new wave hipstershitpunk.
"Fortunately, there ain't nothing modern about the rotten Pet Sounds of these lose cannons... They lit their snot-filled crackerjacks on their cigarette butts and throw them straight into the face of all the yuppie scum and career advisors, covering the cities in good old Punkrock slime."
What's hosting two late night shows back to back like? How were they developed seprately? Joe Woods of Tiki Cha Cha Club and Lounge World has the straight dope. He celebrates his retro vinyl collection on one program and raids KBOO's "vast" music library for the other. Tiki Cha Cha Club is on every Monday at midnight followed by Lounge World from 1 to 3am on Tuesdays.
To see the vintage album covers Joe curates for his listeners, visit his Facebook page.
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Jamilah Bourdon mixes music and public affairs for African American communities as an antidote to commercial media culture on Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! Tune in every other Thursday night from 8 to 10pm to hear who's on her show.
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KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Tung Yin, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, about last year's trial of Mohamed Mohamud, who was accused of plotting to bomb the Portland Christmas tree lighting celebration in Pioneer Square in 2010. Prof. Yin discusses the entrapment defense, reasons behind the delays in sentencing, and how FISA and the Snowden revelation play into the case. 15:52 minutes (14.52 MB)
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a report today that called for an end to the collection of phone call metadata--who called who, when, and for how long--by the National Security Agency, or NSA. Robin Ryan spoke to Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International's Security and Human Rights Campaign, about the report, which he believes signals a shift in political will towards shutting down intrusive surveillance of American citizens. 6:41 minutes (6.11 MB)
The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)
Our guest this week on Pathways is Vicki Robin, author of the new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. Vicki is a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence. It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992-1997. It is available now in eleven languages. She has received awards from Co-Op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine’s book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. 25:10 minutes (11.52 MB)