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KBOO community radio has been bringing diverse communities together for forty years.  We offer over twenty hours per day of programs that are produced locally by volunteer community members.  This is critical for having local voices on the airwaves at a time when media ownership is consolidating and the remaining local entities turn to syndicated programs.  Furthermore we offer genuine diversity.  In a city that is over three-quarters white, we offer programming by and for Asian, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those from many other backgrounds.  We put youth (with a part-time youth coordinator assisting), veterans, and the disabled on the air.  And we bring these communities together on and off the air!

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sounds Unsound Jan 25 2015

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Sun, 01/25/2015
190:13 minutes (130.61 MB)

sounds Unsound Jan 25 2015

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Sounds Unsound
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Sun, 01/25/2015
includes the State of the Union and Rebuttal mash-up 190:13 minutes (130.61 MB)

Kim Howe from Dooda Fracking on Human Beings with 5 Fingers

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Fri, 01/23/2015
We interviewed Kim Howe from Dooda Fracking, an organization raising awareness about fracking on the Dine' (Navajo) reservation. She joined with the Journey for Existence walk around Dine'tah (People's land). They are now on the eastern side where most of the fracking is happening on the reservation. She'll share her experience with us on this show. 42:55 minutes (39.3 MB)

JoAnn Hardesty Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 01/23/2015
Depending on who you talk to, longtime Portland activist JoAnn Hardesty's installation as president of the Portland NAACP is either a blessing or a nightmare.  This local civil rights icon's assumption to the office was compared by one post to the impact of an incoming artillery shell.  Don Merrill talks with Ms. Hardesty about how she's focused on helping the organization renew its tarnished image by cleaning house, setting new standards and following the first rule of getting yourself out of a hole; stop digging.    
29:59 minutes (27.46 MB)

Amy Pearl Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 01/23/2015
Amy Pearl is the Executive Director of Springboard Innovation, rebranded as Hatch Innovation, a 10-year old non profit that is essentially in the business of building businesses. She was the driving force behind the Community Public Offering, an idea whose implementation by the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities leap-frogged over statute to become administrative law. As a surprise to everyone, this shortened its implementation from 18 months to three.  Its purpose is to let Oregonians invest real money in real businesses. It's not crowdfunding. And although it is conceptually simple, the devil is in the details. Don Merrill talked with Ms. 28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)

Caroline Miller Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 01/22/2015
Author Caroline Miller has been known to the Portland writing community for many years.  But her latest endeavor is a play, and her new play is called "Woman on the Scarlet Beast".  She talks with Don Merrill about the joys and pains of being a playwright and how the Book of Revelations relates to and inspired her story of three Catholic women dealing with issues of feminism and dogma across the hall from her in the 60s'. 

"Woman on the Scarlet Beast" 7p.m. most Thursdays-Fridays and 5 p.m. most Saturdays-Sundays through February 8.
For additional showtimes, see post5theater.org.  1666 SE Lambert St./971-258-8584/fertilegroundpdx.org
14:31 minutes (13.3 MB)

Stories of Struggle and Uprising

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The Film Show
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Thu, 01/22/2015

Two new documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society are opening in Portland.  Alien Boy director Brian Lindstrom is rolling out his new film Mothering Inside, a documentanry about the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. 31:28 minutes (12.6 MB)

Stories of Struggle and Uprising - Expanded Audio

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The Film Show
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Thu, 01/22/2015

In this special expanded edition of The Film Show, we hear more from two filmmakers who are releasing documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society.
47:14 minutes (18.92 MB)

It's much later than we think: the methane time-bomb is ticking

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Tue, 01/20/2015
Host Paul Roland talks with environmental journalist Robert Hunziker about the "dreaded methane veil" arising from melting Arctic sea ice. He has recently written about the "Global Warming Bubble" that, when it bursts, will shatter our remaining illusions about how real and how urgent it is. 57:05 minutes (78.38 MB)

Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon: Interview with the filmmakers

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Wed, 01/14/2015
ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON uses archival materials,  documentary footage and interviews with community members, activists and organizers to uncover Portland’s unique history of policing and race relations, emphasizing its rich history of resistance from the late 1960s to the present. 57:24 minutes (52.55 MB)

 

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