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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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Century Of Lies for December 6 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 12/06/2015
Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Mark Lewis Taylor, The Executed God

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 12/06/2015
Twenty-five percent of all the people incarcerated in the world are in America's prisons.  60% of those are people of color. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

ISIS, Imperialism and the Anti-Refugee Backlash

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Thu, 12/03/2015
Wael Elasady, Palestinian-Syrian activist and member of the International Socialist Organization speaks about how the "War on Terror" made the world more dangerous.

In the days following the horrific attacks in Paris, our rulers have responded with a narrative and actions that have become all too familiar. French President Hollande immediately vowed to wage "merciless war" against ISIS and launched an intensive bombing campaign in Syria. He has implemented a "state of emergency" that grants exceptional powers to the state. Meanwhile, politicians jin the US and the media are already ramping up a scapegoating campaign against Syrian refugees and Muslims.
43:45 minutes (40.05 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 127

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Upside Downtrodden
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Tue, 12/01/2015
59:43 minutes (54.68 MB)

Migration and Climate in Paris Talks

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Mon, 11/30/2015
Frann Michel discusses the relations between climate and migration crises, drawing mostly from Harsha Walia's recent comments on "Why Migration Should Be Central to Paris COP21 Climate Talks."  Her comments highlight the ways that climate change causes displacement both directly--through the impact of drought, floods, and storms--and indirectly--through its contributions to conflict, war, and violence.  She also touches on the ways that, conversely, militarism contributes to environmental destruction.  That the recommendations of the Adviso 7:55 minutes (5.44 MB)

Mass Terrorism: Psychology and Politics

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Mon, 11/30/2015
What common patterns can be seen in terrorist shootings like those  in Colorado and Paris? Psychologist and Old Mole Jan Haaken and sociologist Kathyrn Farr discuss psychiatric and political explanations. 

10:58 minutes (7.54 MB)

US Worries About China

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Mon, 11/30/2015
How does the US foreign policy establishment see China in relation to US interests? What are their differences about climate dhange? Historian and activist Laurence Shoup talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick. Shoup is the author of Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976-2014.
20:04 minutes (13.78 MB)

Left and the Law:Sexual Predators

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Mon, 11/30/2015
People convicted of sex crimes are subject to penalties that can last forever. In their Left and the Law series, Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the variety of acts that count as sex crimes and what being branded a "sexual predator" can mean. 11:34 minutes (7.95 MB)

Century Of Lies for Nov 29 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 11/29/2015
This week: Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

 

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