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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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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)

Probable Cause podcast #8

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Wed, 05/13/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 4:05 minutes (3.74 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)

Ban The Box Moves Forward in Oregon

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Tue, 05/12/2015
Shout-out to the Urban League of Portland for their assisting efforts to push the 'Ban The Box' legislation to move forward to be voted by the Senate.
8:21 minutes (7.65 MB)

How to Lose Your Virginity?

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Bread and Roses
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Mon, 05/11/2015
This is a Bread and Roses web exclusive. Delphine Criscenzo speaks with Therese Shechter, the producer of the new documentary “How to Lose Your Virginity? What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?” A local organization, A Fourth Act is bringing the film to Portland on May 21st along with Therese but only if 65 people buy their tickets in advance. Visit https://www.tugg.com/events/19332 to reserve your ticket. You will be asked to purchase your ticket but the amount will only be deducted once the screening takes place. You only have until May 14th to reserve your ticket.
40:39 minutes (37.22 MB)

Malik Miah on Black Lives Matter

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Mon, 05/11/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah about the Black Lives Matter movement, its origins and direction. Malik argues that race makes for different working-class experiences of capitalist oppression, that we cannot simply rally under "class", and for how rebellious movements understandably grow out of situations where "nothing else works".

Malik Miah is a former machinist and union activist who has organized around and written about race and class. His writing appears in Against the Current, where he's an editor.
12:27 minutes (11.41 MB)

Kaiser Sunnyside Nurses Win Safe Staffing Ratios

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/11/2015
KBOO news volunteer interviews Abigail Hall, a nurse at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and member of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals about their new staffing agreement at the hospital that includes landmark nurse to patient staffing ratios. 4:25 minutes (4.04 MB)

 

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