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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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Holy Crowley 2 hour special

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Fri, 11/14/2014
Many of our late-night deejays have been accused of belonging to a cult led by Aleister Crowley. That's only half right. We're member of a cult, and this cult is led by a Crowley, however, it's not Aleister. Rather it’s his brother Carl. Carl Crowley. Carl is Aleister’s little-known brother, and that’s just the way he wants it.

We say and play what Carl Crowley tells us to say and play. It’s fortunate for you, the listener, that he has a good sense of humor. We'll be playing radio comedy and odd audio pieces that are good for a few laughs. I think you’ll enjoy it. And, if I were you, I'd enjoy it 57:38 minutes (23.09 MB)

The Psychology of Political Activism

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan, psychologists and activists, talk about the emotional demands of social movement work, and what we can learn from the history of groups organizing for fundamental social change. Sloan talks about an organization he helped found in Portland, Cascadia Center for Social Ecology, focused on education and emotional support for activists. On Facebook 15:41 minutes (10.77 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 10, 2014

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Old Mole featuring discussions of the November elections and the psychology of political activism.  
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47:38 minutes (32.71 MB)

Colorado students challenge conservative school board

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/10/2014
A dozen students in Colorado were kicked out of a local school board meeting for protesting what they are calling the censorship of history.  The conservative school board in Jefferson County Colorado had been considering a measure that would limit history classes, including Advanced Placement History in high schools, from learning about certain parts of U-S history.

The school board stated that all books and materials in the classroom should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.
5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)

The Minimum Wage Movement

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Paul Sonn, of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), speaks with Laurie Mercier about recent successes of state and city minimum wage campaigns, and new grass-roots strategies for promoting living wage jobs.  Here is a good online resource for action on this issues.   13:15 minutes (9.1 MB)

Why the Democrats Lost

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Mon, 11/10/2014
Today's Well-read Red is Bill Resnick. He examines various left assessments of the 2014 mid-term election on why it had such a disastrous outcome for the Democrats and what political initiatives are required of the left, including building movements for reform but also "reform and revolution/transformation" organizing. 14:22 minutes (9.86 MB)

Thomas Linzey on Community Rights, electoral politics and the legal structures that entrap us

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Wed, 11/05/2014
Thomas Linzey is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and serves as chief legal counsel. He and his group have been spearheading the Community Rights Movement, which is developing a radical new approach to challenging corporate domination based on their "constitutional rights" and helping communities build self-governance.  

He will be a speaker at the "Earth at Risk" conference coming up in San Francisco, November 22-23, along with Chris Hedges, Alice Walker, Vandana Shiva, Stan Goff and many others. http://www.fertilegroundinstitute.org/
56:18 minutes (77.31 MB)

Karl Marx, the Iroquois People, and Possibilities for a Free Society

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Tue, 11/04/2014
In the last years of his life, Karl Marx returned to the themes of his early writings: the possibility of a society beyond private property and alienation, inspired by what he read about the Iroquois in the work of anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan. Clayton Morgareidge reads selected passages from an essay by Franklin Rosemont. The full article, which is worth reading by anyone interested in Marx and Marxism, is here. 8:07 minutes (7.43 MB)

Tampa activists block Israeli boat in protest

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/03/2014
A coalition of peace activists blockaded an Israeli ship in Tampa this weekend, including a direct action by Dezeray Lyn, who locked her neck to a parked car with a u-lock.

The action in Tampa is the latest in a series of protests known as ‘Block the Boat’.
Groups have successfully blocked or delayed Israeli ships in Oakland California, Seattle Washington, Longview Washington, and Vancouver BC.
The Tampa blockade is targeting the Israeli-owned vessel ‘Zim Savannah’, which is owned by Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

Protesters say the blockades are a pressure tactic aimed at trying to get Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land.
12:17 minutes (11.25 MB)

Movie Moles: Alien (1979)

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Mon, 11/03/2014
2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Ridley Scott 1979 film Alien. This October, Portlanders had the opportunity to see Alien on the big screen. Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the film and its continuing appeal. 13:45 minutes (12.58 MB)

 

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