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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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Black Union Leader Addresses Oregon Labor

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 11/01/2015
Fred Redmond, a national leader of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the A. Philip Randolph Institute, talks with Tina Turner-Morfitt, President of the Oregon chapter of the CBTU about his message to Oregon labor and his work on a  new paper: A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor, published in July of this year. 19:07 minutes (17.5 MB)

Val Webb, Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 11/01/2015
Val Webb is a theologian and scientist from Australia. She is the author of nine books including her latest Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: Finding Your Own Voice. She returns to Religion For Life to speak with me about the importance of being critical of theological creeds and finding your path. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for Nov 1 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 11/01/2015
This week: Bernie Sanders talks about criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization on the floor of the US Senate, and we talk with Rick Doblin of MAPS about MDMA and medical cannabis research. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, 2015

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/26/2015
Oregon's largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, representing over 100,000 workers, held a convention in Seaside the weekend of Oct. 23 - 25.  Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge, a delegate for the letter carriers union, interviews fellow delegates Amanda Hill of the nurses union, Tina Turner-Morfitt of AFSCME and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and Anne McDonnell of the laborers about the debate which resulted in endorsement of a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative.  Partridge also talks with Wyatt McMinn of the painters and Rebecca Lewis of the stagehands about their resolution advocating direct action and strike action to battle anti-worker, right-to-work forces. 14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)

Jeffrey Robbins, The Problem of God

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 10/25/2015
Jeffrey Robbins is Chair and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of eight books. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)

Century Of Lies for October 25 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 10/25/2015
This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

A Day in Paradise at the Portland Art Museum exhibition "Fallen Fruit of Portland"

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The Underground
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Sat, 10/24/2015

This audio was recorded by Caldera Youth at the "A Day In Paradise" series of events on Saturday October 24, 2015. Thanks to Beans, Little Hawk, the interviewees, and all Caldera helpers.

Edited and produced by Erin Yanke.

Fallen Fruit creates art installations in cities around the world, featuring a fruit specific to each project place–for Portland, that fruit is the apple. Using the apple as metaphor, Fallen Fruit of Portland will explore concepts of place and history in the context of complexities unique to Portland.

27:50 minutes (31.85 MB)

Mic Crenshaw Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Wed, 10/21/2015
Mic Crenshaw is many things; a hip hop artist, a music ambassador, an activist and a co-manager at radio station KBOO in Portland. But one thing he is not is someone who holds his tongue about the music scene as it is affected by race or race as it is affected by society. Don Merrill talks with a candid Mic Crenshaw about music, motorcycles, Africa, the police, family, his love for the Pacific Northwest and much more.
57:47 minutes (52.9 MB)

Disarm PSU takes over University President's office hours

program: 
Evening News
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Wed, 10/21/2015
Over a hundred Portland State University students gathered in the South Park Blocks this afternoon.
The students then marched into the office hours of the PSU President, Wim Wiewel.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg was there, and brings us this report:
5:37 minutes (7.71 MB)

Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

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Wed, 10/21/2015
Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural mis-appropriation. 58:19 minutes (80.09 MB)

 

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