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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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Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch on Police Violence & Militarism

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Mon, 08/03/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Dan Handelman of Portland CopWatch. They consider two aspects of police conduct -- their use of violence and shooting, and their militarization -- and the extent to which the police have responded to criticism by community reform groups as well as local and federal investigations of their conduct. Dan suggests that although there is more public attention to police violence, it has neither increased nor diminished in recent years, and discusses the excessive weaponry and the role of various branches including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Red Squad, and the Gang Enforcement Squad.

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13:52 minutes (6.35 MB)

Democracy Rising against Capitalism in Greece

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Mon, 08/03/2015
Recently back from the "Democracy Rising" conference in Athens, Frann Michel and Hyung Nam discuss democracy and its contradictions in Greece.
(Image via GCAS)
Here are links to sources for some of the points they mention:

Democracy Rising conference call for papers 18:42 minutes (8.56 MB)

Operation Homestead: liberating housing in 1990s Seattle

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Mon, 08/03/2015
Desiree Hellegers interviews Seattle housing justice activists Ginger Segel and Bob Kubiniec about their work in the 1980s and 1990s with  Operation Homestead, breaking into and liberating abandoned or unused buildings for people to live in.

image by Dana Schuerholz via Radical Seattle Remembers


11:57 minutes (5.47 MB)

Century Of Lies for August 2 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 08/02/2015
This week: coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference held July 28-29 in Portland, Oregon. Host Doug McVay interviews Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association and MJBA Women's Alliance, and Aaron Smith, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Plus we hear some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who opened the conference with a video message. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Michael G. Long, Peaceful Neighbor: The Countercultural Mister Rogers

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 08/02/2015
"Fierce" is not a word one would expect to associate with Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.  But Michael G. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Kayaktivists and rope-sitters block Shell's icebreaker rig

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News In Depth
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Wed, 07/29/2015
Thirteen activists are suspended from ropes hanging from the Saint John’s bridge, more than fourteen hours after they rappelled down from the bridge early this morning.  They are supported by around 150 ‘kayaktivists’, who gathered Tuesday night in Saint Johns’ Cathedral Park to try to block a ship leased by the Shell Oil company from exiting the harbor. 
The ship, the USC Fennica, was in Portland for repairs after a gash was discovered in its hull while en route to the Arctic circle.
Jenka Soderberg has more  12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)

The Promise of Agroecology

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Mon, 07/27/2015


Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with Frédéric Mousseau about agroecology: farming, ecology, and food. Mousseau is the Policy Director at the Oakland Institute where he coordinates the Institute’s research and advocacy activities on land investment, food security and agriculture. He has conducted numerous reviews and studies on food and agriculture and authored many reports and articles on these issues. Trained as an economist, Frederic has worked as a staff member and consultant for international relief agencies for nearly two decades, including Action Against Hunger, Doctors Without Borders, and Oxfam International.

21:05 minutes (14.48 MB)

"China Dog and Other Stories..."

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Mon, 07/27/2015
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews China Dog and Other stories from a Chinese Laundry, by Judy Fong Bates. As in her perceptive and wise debut novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe,  Bates describes what it was like to grow up between two cultures. Her Chinese parents want very much for her to succeed in her Canadian home, but they also want her to keep to Chinese traditions and worry that she is becoming too Canadian. How to balance between the demands of the  lo fons (white ghost people) and the hopes and dreams of her parents? Each short story another chapter in that struggle.

For more of Larry's reviews, go here. 4:58 minutes (3.41 MB)

 

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