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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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Stephen Zunes on War in Middle East

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Mon, 09/29/2014
Laurie Mercier talks with Stephen Zunes about the intensifying war in the Middle East. They consider the so-called Islamic State and what's behind the US intervention in ISIS.

Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. He is also a senior analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies.
16:37 minutes (15.22 MB)

Eric Holder's terrible tenure

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Mon, 09/29/2014
Joe Clement reads Dave Lindorf's biting critique of Eric Holder's role in serving the ruling elite as Attorney General, a post which he is resigning from to go back to serving as a corporate lawyer. 6:07 minutes (5.6 MB)

Book Mole: All The Light We Cannot See

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Mon, 09/29/2014
Larry Bowlden reviews Anthony Doerr's "All The Light We Cannot See". 5:57 minutes (5.45 MB)

Francisco Aguirre - in sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church

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Evening News
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Fri, 09/26/2014
A Portland community leader facing deportation has spent the last seven days in sanctuary at a local church.
Francisco Aguirre from the Voz worker rights center headed to the Augustana Lutheran church with a group of his supporters after ICE agents showed up at his door.
He has no idea how long he’ll need to remain in the church.

Francisco spoke with KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg today, along with the Pastor of Augustana, Mark Knutsen, and supporters.

Article in the Guardian newspaper about Francisco
17:30 minutes (16.02 MB)

Alex Polikoff Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 09/26/2014
Alex Polikoff is a Pacific Green party candidate running for State Representative in Oregon's 23rd District. He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels Oregon doesn't do enough to promote third party candidates, his belief that the state has a role in how municipal police departments conduct their policing and his desire to be of service to the community in the way the founders meant it. 28:39 minutes (26.23 MB)

Elliott Smith and James Ivory - Extended Version

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The Film Show
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Thu, 09/25/2014
Elliott Smith is the subject of a new documentary screening at the Reel Music festival 34:52 minutes (13.97 MB)

Eric Ross, Jay Cookson and James John Bell Interview

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Between Us
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Tue, 09/23/2014
Eric Ross, organizing director for the Backbone Campaign based in Vashon, Washington, along with Jay Cookson and James John Bell of SmartMeme studios in Union, Washington were in Portland for the first Cascade Media Convergence, an event that attracted communicators from throughout the Pacific NW to share ways to put media into the hands of ordinary people. The best example of that in the presentation was Glacier Northwest, a mining company in upstate New York that tried to take over a spit of land on Maury Island to develop a mining and barge loading site. 29:29 minutes (26.99 MB)

Climate Change and the United Nations

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Mon, 09/22/2014
What are governments doing, and not doing, about climate change, and what can we expect from the UN Summit Conference on Climate Change this week?  Janet Redman, who studies and writes about climate policy at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how neoliberal governments are relying more and more on the private, profit-making sector to solve problems only governments, led by their citizens, can solve.  19:19 minutes (13.26 MB)

Report from Flood Wall Street

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Mon, 09/22/2014
Sunday's big Climate Change March was followed up on Monday with a more militant action, Flood Wall Street at which a hundred arrests were made.  In this Old Mole exclusive, Jan Haaken talks in real time with Diana Rempe, a Portland community psychologist, as she walks in this demonstration.   7:22 minutes (5.06 MB)

Climate and the Logic of Capitalism

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Mon, 09/22/2014
Some liberal economists have suggested that stopping climate change is an easy fix: it would be good for the economy, and we have the technology.  But that ignores the political question of who controls the policy making institutions, as Rob Urie argues in this article from CounterPunch, read for us here by Tom Becker.  Climate Change “is a problem created by the ‘approach to the world’ that is capitalism.” Photo Credit: Mother Earth News. 7:51 minutes (5.39 MB)

 

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