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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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28 Timber Sales Cancelled in Oregon Coast Marbled Murrelet Habitat

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014
A coalition of Oregon environmental groups claimed victory after they reached a settlement with the state of Oregon, resulting in the cancellation of 28 timber sales in the Elliott, Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests. These lands include crucial habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet. KBOO's Evening News and Public Affairs director Jenka Soderberg spoke to Josh Laughlin of Cascadia Wildlands for more on the settlement. 8:47 minutes (8.04 MB)

James Buchal Interview

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program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 02/05/2014

Attorney James Buchal is a Republican running for US House of Representatives for Oregon's 3rd District.  He has strong views on education, free enterprise and the Federal Government's role in our day to day affairs.  Don Merrill talked with Mr. Buchal about why, if he had his way, the three layers of government; municipal, state and federal, would be scaled back by one and how, exactly, he would do it.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 29:42 minutes (27.19 MB)

Visegrad Group PDX Children's Choirs

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014
Visegrad Group PDX is an independent association of Czech, Hungarian and Polish Saturday schools working together to promote central European cultures in Portland metro area.

With our project we acknowledge the mission of the European Visegrad Group founded in 1991 with the idea of  mutual support of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the transition period from the totalitarian regime towards the democratic societies. Our diverse cultures coming together under one roof support an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding in our community. We higlight educational opportunities for youth and adults alike.

Visegrad Group PDX are:

Czech School of Portland
Polish Cultural Enrichment Program
Bobita Hungarian Language School 27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)

Sharon Maxwell In The Running For City Council

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014
The position for city commissioner is open, and incumbent NICK FISH will be in the running for re-election.
Portland native SHARON MAXWELL is running against NICK FISH to serve the community and gave a press conference TUESDAY at Portland Community College-Cascade campus to announce her running for district 2. Ballots to vote on the canidates will be mailed out on April 30th and the ballot votes will be counted on May 20, 2014.

Below is the audio from the press conference: 4:54 minutes (4.48 MB)

Bill Resnick on the late Pete Seeger

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Bill Resnick offers some brief comments about Pete Seeger, addressing his past involvement with the Communist Party, but also his break from it and other advocacy. He points in the direction of worthwhile reads that go into more detail. 3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 3 2014

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Denise Morris hosts this Old Mole and, in addition to the music of Pete Seeger, we hear: 57:55 minutes (26.51 MB)

Soraya Chemaly and Bill Resnick on Toxic Football Culture

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Bill Resnick and Soraya Chemaly talk about football as an institution of popular US culture. They discuss how it perpetuates toxic masculinity and jingoism, socializes fans into power dynamics of centrality and marginality, and is not a very good platform for altheticism.
 
Chemaly is a writer for Huffington Post and Women Under Seige.
16:10 minutes (7.4 MB)

WRR: Education In The Age of Neo-Liberalism

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Mon, 02/03/2014
Frann Michel offers a Well-read Red on education in the age of neoliberalism. She outlines the historical transfers of power and responsibility for public education that have deformed the public university into a crass commercial project. From there she interrogates how this situation has led to bloated administrative staff and obcene executive salaries, but also the proletarianization of faculties and the hollowing out of professional autonomy, as well student debt. In the end, she calls for a reinvigorated movement to assert the public mission of the university.

Read the written version with links HERE.
7:08 minutes (3.27 MB)

Who Needs the Minimum Wage?

program date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014
Joe Clement talks with Geoff McDonald and Peter Oxforn about the wage system. Geoff recently wrote an article for CounterPunch urging more critical questions about the wage system than exist in the minimum wage debate. This discussion builds on those arguments and takes issue with the "cynicism of public policy". Both he and Peter edit  Ruthless Criticism, an English-language site that helps to disseminate articles and points of view from a German political journal, GeganStandpunkt. 14:42 minutes (6.73 MB)

Book Mole: Divergent

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Mon, 02/03/2014

Larry Bowlden reviews "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. The book is written for youth, but Larry recommends it for older readers too. It looks at a futuristic dystopia in which five rigidly defined social "factions" structure society like into personality type castes - kind of like Phillip K. Dick's "Clans of the Alphane Moon". People ritualistically chose a faction in their teens, but are guided by an aptitude test. The principal story is that of Beatrice, who leaves her faction of birth for another, while hiding the fact that her tests showed her to have "divergent" aptitudes. She eventually stumbles upon a nefarious plot being hatched within the ranks of another faction.

6:23 minutes (2.93 MB)

 

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