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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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Warrior Capitalism: Middle class? What middle class?

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Mon, 05/18/2015

Tom Becker shares Jack Smith's article from Counterpunch.  It's about the disappearance of class terms, i.e., ruling class, upper class, working class, in political discussion by both politicians and journalists and the political consequences of that. Now the author contends the lone remaining class term--the middle class--is also on its way out.

7:03 minutes (3.23 MB)

Psychology and Politics: Climate Change

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Mon, 05/18/2015

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan focus their "Psychology and Politics" segment on the complex cognitive and emotional responses that arise as people come to terms with climate change and think about what to do about it individually and collectively. They discuss campus campaigns for divestment from fossil fuels as an example to explore motivational and ideological obstacles.
11:17 minutes (5.17 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 18, 2015

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Mon, 05/18/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour

Denise Morris hosts this episode, with segments on electoral politics vs political movements, videocameras and policing, warrior capitalism, and the psychology of responding to climate change.

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Bill Resnick with Brian Tokar on Bernie Sanders
54:30 minutes (24.95 MB)

Carolyn Baker, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 05/17/2015
Spend the apocalypse with someone you love. 29:00 minutes (66.38 MB)

Century Of Lies for May 17 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 05/17/2015
This week: part two of our coverage of the UN General Assembly's meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from the Portuguese and Uruguayan delegates, plus an update on implementation of and changes to Oregon's medical and adult use marijuana programs. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Electroshock protest in Clackamas

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News In Depth
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Thu, 05/14/2015
Despite a common public perception that it has largely gone away,  electroconvulsive  therapy (ECT), better  known as electroshock or shock therapy, is still a widespread practice.
 As we reported on Tuesday, this Saturday, May 16 is an international day of protest against electrock.
Survivors of ECT and their allies will gather in local communities around the world to protest the widespread use of a practice that they say has limited effectiveness and causes lasting damage.
In the Portland area, both Kaiser Permanente and the Oregon Health Sciences University utilize electroconvulsive therapy, and numerous other facilities in the region also engage in the controversial procedure. 15:25 minutes (21.17 MB)

Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club Comic - Extended Audio

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 05/14/2015

In this extended version of our May 2015 conversation with Chuck Palahniuk we hear more about the inspirations behind Fight Club 2, the all-new serialized story from Dark Horse Comics featuring art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.  Chuck recounts the history of collaboration between fiction writers and comics artists in Portland, as 28:09 minutes (11.28 MB)

Special Guest Ralph Nader on his new book and the current state of U.S. politics

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Wed, 05/13/2015
Join host Paul Roland, this week featuring long-time activist, organizer, political reformer and Third Party proponent Ralph Nader.

Nader's new book, just out on Seven Stories Press, is Return to Sender, a long series of letters to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of which went unanswered. 

42:14 minutes (57.99 MB)

Oregon Public Employee Retirement System

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Between Us
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Tue, 05/12/2015
The Oregon Supreme Court recently overturned the efforts of the Oregon Legislature to correct some of the funding problems as they affect PERS.  I interviewed more than a half-dozen legislators in 2014 about what they thought about the PERS funding issue and how they would deal with it.  This piece is a look back at the comments of those legislators and their thoughts in light of the recent ruling.   
14:49 minutes (13.57 MB)

0512ImmigrantDetentionCenters

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News In Depth
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Tue, 05/12/2015
          Undocumented families seeking asylum in the United States are now being detained in so-called Family Detention Centers.  These are privately run facilities designed to house women and children.  Some have built-in courtrooms and are staffed by Corrections Corps of America and I-C-E employees.
          A new family detention center is on par to be the nation’s largest with two thousand four hundred beds. 
9:47 minutes (8.95 MB)

 

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