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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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Maya Angelou Speaking at University of Cincinnati in May 1979

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/28/2014
 
The legendary author Maya Angelou died today at the age of eighty six.  Recorded here, Maya Angelou speaks at University of Cincinnati in May 1979. 58:42 minutes (53.74 MB)

HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Collage of speakers from Portland March Against Monsanto 2014

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
Speakers:
-Cassie Cohn, March co-organizer, reading statement from Vandana Shiva, reknowned scientist and food safety/environmental/human rights activist from India https://www.facebook.com/MAMPDX
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
-Magdaleno Rose-Avila, long-time farmworker activist and organizer with the successful GMO Free Jackson County ballot initiative https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Jackson-County/356680184364473
Karen Swift, co-founder of the Bio-Safety Alliance http://biosafetyalliance.org/ 16:08 minutes (14.78 MB)

March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music. 90:52 minutes (83.2 MB)

Report Exposes US Fusion Centers' Spying

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has released a new report based on thousands of newly-release government documents exposing a widespread spying effort on the Occupy Wall street protests nationwide by Fusion centers used to coordinate national and local law enforcement agencies.
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors.
These officers accumulated and shared information reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy movement, from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures. 5:24 minutes (4.94 MB)

Portland Water Bureau's David Shaff on Portland's E.Coli Contamination

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
 
Portland Water Bureau continues to deal with the E.coli contamination by observing federal regulations for public safety.  Portland is underway covering Powell Butte and Kelly Butte reservoirs.
For more on this story we turn to Barbara Nelson for KBOO evening news who spoke with David Shaff of the Portland Water Bureau:
6:18 minutes (5.77 MB)

Timbers Stadium Providence Field Naming Controversy

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The group ‘health care for all Oregon’ plans to gather outside Portland’s city council meeting tomorrow morning to demand that the city disclose the amount of money paid by Providence healthcare to rename the Timbers stadium to “Providence Field’.
In February, the Portland Timbers announced that naming rights for its stadium had been given to Providence for an undisclosed amount.
This comes soon after Moda Health purchased naming rights to the Rose Garden for $40 million.
Health Care for all Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to health care to Oregonians without having to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, or any other cost. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)

City Council Settlement for Kayla Wilson

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
Also at today’s city council meeting, the council approved the payment of eight hundred thousand dollars to a pregnant woman who was left brain-damaged after a nearly head-on collision in 2010.
During a trial in 2012, Jack Dean Whiteaker, the man responsible for the crash, laughed and joked as he proclaimed his innocence and denied that he was high on meth at the time of the crash.
The city was sued for failing to arrest Whitaker when he was stopped by an officer earlier that same day before he caused the crash.
 
The city will pay the family of the victim eight hundred thousand dollars to settle the multimillion dollar lawsuit. 1:35 minutes (1.44 MB)

Myths About Public Schools

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Mon, 05/26/2014
In thrall to those who want to take public schools out of public hands and make a profit from them, the mass media is filled with claims that public schools and teachers are failing.  David Berliner talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick and makes it clear that public schools are actually doing much better than the critics claim, often outperforming private charter schools.  Berliner is a co- author of 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education. 19:05 minutes (10.92 MB)

Making Memories

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Mon, 05/26/2014
What do we remember of our collective history, and what do we teach those who follow us to remember?  On this Memorial Day, Norm Diamond reflects on the making and remaking of social memory in this commentary.   8:36 minutes (4.93 MB)

 

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