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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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Graduate Employees Union Emerges at Portland State University

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/01/2016
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation.  KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)

Book Mole: The House Girl

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Mon, 02/01/2016
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. 5:29 minutes (5.03 MB)

2034: Welcome to the Holy Lands

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 02/01/2016
Welcome to the year 2034, fifty years after 1984. Refugees flee religious extremists in white robes. People try to cope in the face of out of control climate change and world upheaval.. The Ubu Hour presents the futuristic radio theater drama: 2034: WELCOME TO THE HOLY LANDS, a frightening dystopia where a narcistic media figure becomes President of the United States.  Written and produced by Rolf.

Also, included is the coda/prequal,  SO MUCH HATE, a media cut-up peice, which follows 2034 at the 29 minute point.. Both peices aired on the UBU HOUR on Feb 1, 2016. 37:05 minutes (50.94 MB)

Century Of Lies for January 31 2016

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 01/31/2016
This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Joseph Lumbard, The Study Qur'an

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Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 01/31/2016
In the second in my series, "Islam 101: Meet Your Muslim Neighbor" I speak with Joseph Lumbard.  He is the General Editor of The Study Qur'an:  A New Translation and Commentary. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Yeah Maybe No - Expanded Audio

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The Film Show
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Thu, 01/28/2016

In this expanded version of the first Film Show episode of 2016, Jenn Chavez enjoys a longer conversation with local documentarian Kelly Kend about her new film Yeah Maybe No, an exploration of sexual consent and coercion.
39:09 minutes (15.68 MB)

The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 21

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Wed, 01/27/2016
This is episode 21 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama/dark comedy podcast that blends fiction, reality, and other audio worth considering.  
78:24 minutes (71.77 MB)

Live From Burns, OR: Report-back on the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

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Wed, 01/27/2016
 Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. 54:00 minutes (74.16 MB)

Montrose 9 Attorney Speaks About Civil Disobedience Trial

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program: 
Evening News
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Tue, 01/26/2016
In November 2015 nine activists blocked transport outside Spectra Energy's facility in an effort to stop work on a natural gas pipeline set to run through New York State.  The nine individuals were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for their action.  The case is set to go to trial on February 3rd.  For more on the groups action and on the upcoming trial KBOO's Jared Dancler spoke with the Montrose 9's attorney, Martin Stolar. 5:50 minutes (5.33 MB)

 

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