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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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Darren Karr Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
Darren Karr is an Independent who is registered as a Republican and running for Oregon's Govenor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he's focusing on younger rather than older voters in his campaign, why Governor Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson aren't necessarily shoe ins and how, in the interest of efficient spending, he would slash nearly half a dozen Oregon departments if he became to state's top executive.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
27:05 minutes (24.79 MB)

John Feffer on infrastructure divestment and ecological collapse

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Mon, 04/14/2014
Bill Resnick talks with John Feffer about "homegrown terrorism". In particular, they consider how looming ecological catastrophe is exacerbated by years of divestment in our various forms of infrastructure --- transportation, sewage and water systems, food-systems, energy -- and how this is being driven by big business interests. They also call into question the way natural and other resources are exhausted as quickly as possible and technocratic fixes are championed as picking up the slack when their absence is felt. They end by talking about grassroot movements that are fighting to change the focus of government to public infrustructure and goods, and John makes the case for why "government is the bad guy" thwarts these efforts in the US.
20:03 minutes (18.35 MB)

Venezuelan Capitalists and Big Business As Usual

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Mon, 04/14/2014
Bill Resnick reads from a CounterPunch article by Chris Gilbert about how capitalists in Venuzuela are undermining the economy there. Bill offers further commentary that connects this so-called "economic warfare" to how business interests define political and social priorities in the US. 7:52 minutes (7.2 MB)

Delinda Delgado Morgan Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
Delinda Delgado Morgan is a Republican seeking the US First Congressional Seat for Oregon.  She talked with Don Merrill about how charities and individuals rather than government need to provide for the health care needs of insurance-less people, why Congress should be more business oriented and how kids should bring their own business related experiences to their education to be more than what they get from the education system when they leave it.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
28:51 minutes (26.42 MB)

The Harder You Work, The Richer They Get: wages, profits, and productivity

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Mon, 04/14/2014
Tom Becker reads excerpts from a CounterPunch article by Pete Dollack about the ideology that widens the gap between worker productivity and wages already stagnant for decades. 7:26 minutes (6.81 MB)

People Helping People: humanitarian aid for immigrants and ending border checkpoints

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Mon, 04/14/2014
Jan Haaken interviews Sophie Smith about the risks immigrants face crossing the border with Mexico and how an people in Arivaca, Arizona are fighting back against the militarization of the border with the help of People Helping People. Sophie describes how southern borderlands of Arizona have been militarized by immigration policy. She explains how the concept of "borderlands" help to humanize an otherwise weaponized notion of "the border". She describes what happens at rural checkpoints, how they create a situation where people are forced to walk miles through the desert, but also how they increase surveillance for American communities and prefigure a creeping police state that we must fight against. 14:21 minutes (13.13 MB)

A solid strike threat wins at PSU -- an interview with educator Jose Padin

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014
Sociology professor and AAUP member-organizer Jose Padin reflects on the strike threat, faculty solidarity and student-community support which won educators a new contract at Portland State University 13:27 minutes (12.31 MB)

Hillary Larson, Portland Regional Coordinator for the Gangaji Foundation talks about Gangaji's Portland Open Meeting

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Sat, 04/12/2014
Hillary Larson hosts and produces a monthly radio program called A Conversation With Gangaji, which addresses subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, depression, anxiety, enlightenment, death and many others. A Conversation With Gangaji can be found on the Gangaji.org website as well as on Itunes and Stitcher.com

Gangaji is a teacher and author, who shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
59:38 minutes (54.59 MB)

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 04/11/2014

Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

48:15 minutes (44.18 MB)

Portland Ranks Sixteenth for Solar Power in the Nation

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/10/2014
A report released on April 10 by Environment Oregon ranked Portland sixteenth among US cities for solar power.
KBOO reporter Ethan Martin spoke with Charlie Fischer of Environment Oregon and Andrea Jacob of Solar Forward for more on the report and Portland's ranking.
6:56 minutes (6.34 MB)

 

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