News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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Harris Zafar, Muslims For Peace

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 02/07/2016
Harris Zafar (Twitter) is the National Spokesperson and Director of Youth Outreach for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Stephen Johnson Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 02/04/2016
Stephen Johnson is a home care specialist and a democrat who is running for Oregon Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about his support for guns in Oregon schools, why the state can't afford to pass up jobs that have been previously called a bad fit for the state's "character" and why he feels timber's possibilities to economically revitalize the state represent Oregon's "Back to the Future" moment. 
29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)

Steve Phillips Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 02/03/2016
Steve Phillips is the author of the new book, "Brown is the New White", a critical discussion on changes that are coming to the American body politic in advance of the population shift from majority white to "other than white" by 2044. He talks with Don Merrill about Bernie Sanders' progressivism, the preparation of the left to lead and how the word "Trump", for some, is the new "N" word. 26:46 minutes (24.5 MB)

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

program date: 
Wed, 02/03/2016
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. 58:21 minutes (80.12 MB)

History of Portland's Loyal Legion

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016
Old Mole and labor historian, Norm Diamond, offers some critical history surrounding the namesake of a hip new bar in Portland, Loyal Legon. Rather than a union in any good faith sense of that word, the Loyal Legon of Loggers and Lumbermen were a creation of the US military. The "loyal legon" were formed to break strikes and organizing efforts against poor conditions in the timber industries, union activity that threatened profit and war-production. 7:42 minutes (7.04 MB)

Snow Days Under Socialism

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016
Clayton Morgareidge reads from a Jacobin magazine article, "Snow Days Under Socialism"

All this begs the question: what would winter look like in a different world? What might change in a socialist society? In a society where ordinary people democratically controlled their workplaces and their world, how would we navigate the contradictions of winter differently, making room for the pleasures while coping with the challenges?

8:37 minutes (7.88 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 131

Categories:
program: 
Upside Downtrodden
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

Graduate Employees Union Emerges at Portland State University

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation.  KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)

Book Mole: The House Girl

program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. 5:29 minutes (5.03 MB)

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016. 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)

 

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