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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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Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Words and Pictures
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Fri, 12/12/2014
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer. 42:20 minutes (16.96 MB)

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward Interview

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Between Us
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Tue, 10/21/2014
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is a democrat who is running for reelection in the Oregon Senate for District 17. She talked with Don Merrill about why she's a good fit for her fiscally conservative but socially liberal district, how she is a strong supporter of women's rights issues and what the legislature needs to do to get more involved regarding the inequitable treatement of latinos and blacks in the state. 28:35 minutes (26.17 MB)

Fair Wage Policy community hearing (rough audio)

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 10/21/2014
Portland has a Fair Wage Policy for workers at companies that contract with the City.  Currently, the wage for janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium workers and others, is $10.38 per hour.  A community hearing Monday evening, attended by over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, presented testimonty to representives from Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman, urging the Commissioners to raise the "fair wage" to $15 per hour.  The first speaker is Marty Hart-Landsberg, an economics professor at  Lewis and Clark College, followed by Jamie Partridge, a 15 NOW pdx organizer, then Linda Sporer, a security guard at the City. 18:12 minutes (16.66 MB)

Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/20/2014
In mid-September, Dr. Lisa Brosseau and Dr. Rachael Jones wrote a commentary for CIDRAP News, a service of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and policy at the University of Minnesota, titled “Health Workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola.”
Brosseau and Jones are professors in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Their article was picked up by some right-wing bloggers, who exaggerated and misattributed some of its contents, adding fuel to the fire of sensationalistic media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak, as well as to the politicization of the issue during this campaign season. 22:38 minutes (20.73 MB)

Ebola, Public Health, and Neoliberalism

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Mon, 10/20/2014
Bill Resnick reads from Horace Campbell in Counterpunch on "Ebola, the African Union, and Bioeconomic Warfare," and summarizes and comments on other accounts of the Ebola Crisis. He concentrates on the neo-liberal defunding of public health agencies and the exploitation of the Ebola crisis by the right wing that blames the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress for not properly responding. The right intends this attack on Obama to influence voters to vote Republican. 7:41 minutes (3.52 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 20, 2014

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Mon, 10/20/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour


Bill Resnick hosts this episode, which features discussions of the movie Gone Girl, making elections more democratic, the ebola crisis, and raising the minimum wage, as well as the music of Ry Cooder.
 
Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Shippers about feminist debates about the movie Gone Girl

Bill talks with Drew Spencer of FairVote.org about better alternatives to top-two primaries
53:19 minutes (24.41 MB)

The Fight for Fifteen in Portland

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Mon, 10/20/2014
Joe Clement and Jamie Partridge discuss the campaign to set $15 as the minimum wage for Portland contract workers. 5:53 minutes (2.69 MB)

Gone Girl controversy with Mimi Shippers

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Mon, 10/20/2014

Movie Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Shippers about feminist controversies over the film Gone Girl, a thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the global bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also adapted the story for the screen. Mimi teaches sociology at Tulane University, writes about gender and popular culture, and is a regular blogger. For other interesting feminist criticism and dialogue, check out her blog site at http://www.marxindrag.com/Marxindrag/Blog/Blog.html 13:43 minutes (6.28 MB)

Toward More Fair Elections

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Mon, 10/20/2014

Bill Resnick talks with Drew Spencer of FairVote.org  about Measure 90, on the November 2014 ballot, that would undermine an already dysfunctional election system. They also discuss the changes required in election procedure-- rank choice voting and proportional representation-- that would democratize elections. 14:27 minutes (6.62 MB)

Portland in Missouri for Ferguson October

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/16/2014
Protests continued today in Ferguson Missouri, as youth leaders met with the Mayor of Saint Louis to try to address concerns about police treatment of demonstrators.
On Monday, over thirty faith leaders were arrested in an act of civil disobedience to call for justice for Michael Brown, who was killed by police in August.

They also read the names of the more than one hundred black and brown youth who have been killed by police around the country this year.

Lucia van Diepen is a Quaker theologian from Portland who is participating in Ferguson October. She spoke with KBOO news today about her experience in Missouri this week 20:06 minutes (18.41 MB)

 

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