News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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Gordon Challstrom Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 05/16/2014

Gordon Challstrom is a Republican running for Oregon's Governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how if Oregonians chose to overturn the 2004 same-sex Constitutional amendment, he would follow their wishes as the chief executive, how a variety of political problems are dogging Governor Kitzhaber and how, a drone that flies too low might be on the receiving end of a shotgun shell.  *These interviews are part of a project inviting all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 27:52 minutes (25.51 MB)

Kathi Steele Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Thu, 05/15/2014
Kathi Steele is a sitting judge in Clackamas County running for re-election in the 5th District Appeal Court.  She talked with Don Merrill about why she likes the work, how she hopes the county will eventually build another courthouse and why she does not necessarily think elected judges have the distance from politics she thinks they always should.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:54 minutes (31.85 MB)

John Nichols: 28th Amendment Roadshow

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Wed, 05/14/2014
John Nichols speaking in Portland on May 4th 2014, during the 28th Amendment Roadshow. 53:43 minutes (49.18 MB)

Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

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Wed, 05/14/2014
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)

Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery

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Tue, 05/13/2014
https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery
JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin
Recorded and produced by Paul Roland, Public Affairs volunteer producer

Summary

71:04 minutes (97.6 MB)

"Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World"

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Tue, 05/13/2014

Presentation at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University, May 11, 2014 by James Patrick Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice (http://www.afgj.org) (Recorded and produced by Paul Roland)
http://www.lawanddisorder.wordpress.com 62:00 minutes (56.76 MB)

Ali Abunimah on "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" at Portland State, May 13, 2014

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program: 
Fight the Empire
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Tue, 05/13/2014
Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian-American journalist and leader of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid, speaks to an overflow audience at Portland State University on May 13th, 2014.  Abunimah has been described as the leading American proponent of a "one-state solution"  to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  He was in Portland as part of a tour, sponsored by Haymarket Books, to promote his latest work "The Battle for Justice in Palestine." 86:40 minutes (79.35 MB)

Interview with Gregg Deal, Native Performance artist ("The Last American Indian on Earth")

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Mon, 05/12/2014
Host Jackie Malstrom interviews Gregg Deal, in town for a Reed College panel on Native sports mascots. 36:57 minutes (33.82 MB)

A New-Old Age of Revolution

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Mon, 05/12/2014
From the labor strikes of  the 19th Century to Occupy Wall Street in the 21st, ordinary people have shown they can organize and manage themselves.  Jeremy Brecher's book Strike! is a classic history of these movements.  Here Brecher talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the newly revised edition that brings the story into our own times.   17:09 minutes (9.82 MB)

The Water Vote

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Mon, 05/12/2014
Portland voters are deciding on a scheme (Multnomah 26-156) to turn the water bureau over to a board separate from the City Council.  Well-read Red Frann Michel lays out the flaws in this effort by large corporate water users to take control of this public resource.  Photo from Portland Tribune. 6:19 minutes (3.62 MB)

 

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