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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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Brian Tokar on Climate Change and Social Change

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Mon, 04/13/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology, 350vermont , and UVM about climate apocalypse and why we shouldn't despair.
17:03 minutes (7.81 MB)

Studs Terkel and the Hurts of American Racism

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Alan Weider discusses Studs Terkel and the hurts of American racism, with sounds of Terkel from transom.org and Mahalia Jackson from WFMT Chicago.

14:06 minutes (6.46 MB)

Police Violence and Psychology

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick talk about recent calls for better psychological screening of police and the history of using psychology to explain racist violence perpetrated by officers. 9:17 minutes (4.26 MB)

Century Of Lies for April 12 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 04/12/2015
On this week's Century Of Lies we talk with Jeff Anderson from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 about organizing workers in the cannabis industry, and with activist and federal medical marijuana patient Elvy Musikka, plus we hear part of a presentation on marijuana as medicine from Donald Abrams, MD, of the University of California at San Francisco. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Mariann Hyland Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 04/10/2015
Mariann Hyland, a Portland Oregon attorney, along with a partner and a programmer, created the controversial "DWB" or "Driving While Black" app. She talks with Don Merrill about the app and its implication in light of the April 2015 police shooting of an unarmed motorist in South Carolina.
29:38 minutes (27.13 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 6, 2015

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Thu, 04/09/2015


Tom Becker hosts this episode, which features discusssion of Iran, Climate Crisis, and Rosa Luxemburg

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Bill Resnick talks with Stephen Zunes about the Iran Negotiations

The Movie Moles discuss Rosa Luxemburg
48:58 minutes (22.42 MB)

Joshua Weltman Interview

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Mon, 04/06/2015
Josh Weltman has been a co-producer for the AMC hit series "Mad Men" since its inception in 2007.  The series is airing its last few episodes this month, and Mr. Weltman has released a new book called "Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy what you're Selling".  It's about advertising.  Mr. Welton talked with Don Merrill about how his experience as a real life ad-man made Mad Men real, how a good campaign is good no matter the century and why it's so hard for him to take a compliment.
20:10 minutes (18.46 MB)

Bill Resnick talks with Stephen Zunes about the Iran Negotiations

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Mon, 04/06/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Stephen Zunes about the Iran Negotiations, the history of western involvemnt in Iran since the 1953 CIA coup, the current political conflicts in the middle east as about resources and power rather than religious ideology, the strange bedfellows of Israel and Saudi Arabia, the prospects for peace.
  16:03 minutes (7.35 MB)

Speaking with Gangaji about Acceptance, Truth, Prayer and Fulfillment

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Sun, 04/05/2015

I had a truly wonderful opportunity to sit with Gangaji and ask her the questions I have been pondering for my evolution. I hope you will find her answers as helpful and insightful as I did in this open and mindful conversation about truth, prayer and the fulfillment that comes through inquiry.
  45:30 minutes (41.72 MB)

Movie Moles on Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

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Sun, 04/05/2015

The movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the 1986 film Rosa Luxemburg, directed by Margarethe von Trotta.
You can find the film on YouTube.
You can find some of Luxemburg's writings online at the Rosa Luxemburg Internet Archive.
You can find evidence of her continuing influence in the work of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. 12:24 minutes (5.68 MB)

 

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