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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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Leo Panitch on Euro History, Greek Present

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Mon, 06/15/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Leo Panitch about the current situation in Greece, betrayals by the German social democratic parties, the Eurozone as a free-trade area, problems faced and tactics tried by Syriza, the origins of Stalinism, and the need for the global left to find ways to exercise power.

21:09 minutes (9.68 MB)

Keynesianism will not save us

program date: 
Mon, 06/15/2015

Tom Becker reads from Pete Dolack about why Keynesianism will not save the world.
Image at left by Edwardx.


7:21 minutes (3.37 MB)

Looking back with Pride, forward with visionary hope

program date: 
Mon, 06/15/2015

Frann Michel discusses the film Pride (2014) and the value of visionary fiction.

For the text of her remarks with links to more information, go here.

9:09 minutes (4.19 MB)

Jennifer Grace Bird, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 06/14/2015
I finish my three-part series on the "good" book with Jennifer Grace Bird.   She teaches at Portland Community College and the University of Portland and has written a fantastic guide to the Bible, Permission Granted:  Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for June 14 2015

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Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2015
This week: we discuss the Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform coming up on June 26th, plus we talk about the newly released European Drug Report 2015 by the European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

John Dominic Crossan, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian

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Religion For Life
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2015
In my second series of three on the Bible, world-renowned scholar on the historical Jesus, John Dominic Crossan returns to  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Probable cause #11

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program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 2:28 minutes (2.26 MB)

Child Poverty in Oregon

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Mon, 06/08/2015
Bill Resnick and Tyler MacGuiness of the Oregon Center for Public Policy explore Child poverty in Oregon. Twenty-five percent of Oregon kids live in destitution, 50% are in ordinary poverty, and 75% of those are in working families. The "business community" has become concerned but their proposals are false and self-serving, and they are fighting against raising the minimum wage, the best way of reducing poverty.
Photo Credit: Oregon Food Bank
17:08 minutes (11.76 MB)

A Movie about Move

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Mon, 06/08/2015
In remembrance of the police bombing of the MOVE collective in Philadelphia in 1985, Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris talk about the 2013 documentary film "Let the Fire Burn." In discussing the film, Jan and Denise take up some of the politics of MOVE and their activism prior to the bombing that led to the death of 13 MOVE members and the destruction of homes by the fire that the mayor allowed to continue to burn. 11:54 minutes (8.18 MB)

Is the Anthropocene a Myth?

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
Some writers on climate change use the idea of the "Anthropocene" to blame humanity in general for the degradation caused by burning fossil fuels. Andrea Malm critiques this concept in this article from Jacobin, read here in abridged form by Clayton Morgareidge. Capitalists, not humanity, are to blame.
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, argues, to the contrary, that the concept of the Anthropocene is a useful one and does not rule out pointing the finger at Capitalism. His article is here.
9:13 minutes (6.33 MB)

 

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