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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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Century Of Lies for August 30 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 08/30/2015
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Janus Youth Workers Rally for 15

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 08/28/2015
Janus Youth Workers, organized in the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), march on their boss (Dennis) and rally outside the headquarters of the non-profit agency which works with homeless and marginalized youth.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews two workers, Tyler and Bella, who describe their working conditions and poverty wages amid a chanting crowd.  Tyler reads a statement directly to Dennis, demanding $15 per hour on behalf of her co-workers. 13:51 minutes (12.67 MB)

KBOO interviews witness to fatal police shooting in Oakland

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/27/2015
A policewoman shot a man to death this morning in the Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland, after he assaulted her with what the police have only described as a “metal object,” but which witnesses say was a bike chain.
The officer, who has not been named, received a call that the man had assaulted somebody with a bike chain early in the morning.
She radioed for more police and an ambulance at eight-thirty-six after shooting the man, who is black, and who relatives have said suffers from an unspecified mental illness.
KBOO spoke with Nayomi Munaweera, a Sri Lankan-American author based in Oakland, who witnessed the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
  7:34 minutes (6.93 MB)

Caldera Arts Camp: Everybody's got a little light under the Sun

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The Underground
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Wed, 08/26/2015
Every summer, Caldera students from Central Oregon and Portland come together for an 8-10 day intensive arts and nature camp experience. Camp is held at the Caldera Arts Center located on 120 acres of mountain and forest land at the edge of Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. While at camp, youth work with professional mentors, artists, and naturalists to build self-confidence, nurture artistic talents, create a supportive peer network, and experience the natural world.

These poems were recorded during the class "Everybody's Got a Little Light Under the Sun"

9:51 minutes (16.25 MB)

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. 56:15 minutes (77.25 MB)

Analysis on Iran's nuclear deal and the Jewish community in Iran

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/26/2015
The U-S Congress is on a deadline to vote on a nuclear deal with Iran by September seventeenth.  Freelance foreign correspondent Erlich is recently back from Iran on assignment for GlobalPost.  He has reported from Iran six times and has covered the Middle East since 1986. His piece "Iran's Jewish community gets behind nuclear deal with U.S." was recently published by GlobalPost and USA Today.
KBOO spoke with Ehrlich earlier today about the Iranian nuclear deal, and the response by Iran’s Jewish community:
6:52 minutes (6.28 MB)

Interview: Chanel Adair

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The Underground
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Wed, 08/26/2015
Youth Collective members Ryan and River interview Chanel Adair, multimedia artis, about her current show at Blackwater, 835 NE Broadway, for The Underground. The topic of the show was "Art". 7:07 minutes (4.89 MB)

Greece: What can the US left learn? (rough audio)

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Tue, 08/25/2015
A panel organized by the Oregon Working Families Party addresses the topic - Disrupting Democracy -- What can the US Left learn from Greece.  Panelists include moderator Mary King, economic professor from Portland State University; Robin Hahnel, economics professor from PSU; Barbara Dudley, political science professor at PSU and WFP founder; and Dan Cantor, national director of the Working Families Party. 55:49 minutes (51.1 MB)

Climate Insurgency

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Mon, 08/24/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.

23:00 minutes (10.53 MB)

The Cost of Low Wages

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Mon, 08/24/2015

Tom Becker reads Pete Dolack's Low Wages Don't Come Cheap, about wage suppression and the use of public funds to subsidize the profits of the corporate elite.

[public domain image via wikipedia]
5:40 minutes (2.6 MB)

 

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