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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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Denton Texas fracking ban overturned by state legislature

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
The city of Denton, Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) last November. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. 

However, the Texas state legislature effectively overturned the ban by passing House Bill 40. The law also limits the ability of all Texas municipalities from regulating fracking within their city limits. 

Fracking has started back up in Denton. The Denton City Council meets Tuesday, June 2 to decide whether to repeal the ban. 

To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group. 6:34 minutes (3 MB)

Century Of Lies for May 31 2015

program: 
Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
This week on Century Of Lies: we talk with Dr. Denis Petro about medical cannabis, and with Professor Alfred McCoy about the CIA's history of involvement in drug trafficking. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

David Felten, Fact or Fiction?

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
David Felten, co-creator of Living the Questions, is also pastor of  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

How Are We Moving In This World

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Sun, 05/31/2015
Just my thoughts........

How are we moving in this world?

Leave a comment/thoughts on this message below!

8:19 minutes (15.24 MB)

Probable cause podcast #9

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program date: 
Fri, 05/29/2015
Patrick presents thoughts and opinions on the latest headlines regarding police and government abuses of power. 1:42 minutes (799.18 KB)

Expanding Cinema - Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015

In this extended version of our May 2015 show, we find out more about Projecting West, the projection-mapping cross-country video odyssey.  S.W. Conser talks with artists Craig Winslow and Michael Ackerman about their upcoming road trip, which will feature an immersive video screening each night in fifteen different locations
36:02 minutes (14.44 MB)

Fixing Diesel Emissions in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015
With Oregon’s diesel emissions being the sixth highest in the nation, attempts to pass laws that might put the State’s limits on par with California’s have stalled in the legislature.
Because State law limits diesel emissions very little, activists are concerned that Oregon has become a dumping ground for vehicles and engines that would be illegal elsewhere.
KBOO’s Nathan Behensky spoke with Mary Peveto of Neighbors for Clean Air about the campaign.
5:07 minutes (4.68 MB)

Anti-Islam Rally Planned in Phoenix

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015
A rally in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Arizona, has been scheduled for tomorrow night at 6:15, during Friday prayers. the organizers say it is in response to the attack on a "draw the prophet" event in Garland, Texas earlier this month, in which two gunmen with ties to the ICCP were killed by police before entering the building. Organizers are using a Facebook page to gather attendees for the rally, which with include its own "draw the prophet" contest. More than 300 people have said they will attend, including a number of biker gangs. 4:48 minutes (4.4 MB)

Richard Rothstein Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015
Richard Rothstein is a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute.  He has written extensively on the effect of inequitable education on black and minority children in the US.  His latest piece for the EPI, focuses on the complicity of the Federal government in creating policies that supported discrimination of blacks at every level of society in Ferguson, Missouri and how those policies are rampant not only in Ferguson but across the country.  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Rothstein about the period of time when discriminatory policies became embedded in our cities, why blacks have gotten the worst of it and why a data intensive investigation of the problem doesn't equal the political will to solve it.
27:36 minutes (25.28 MB)

There is a war.....on the houseless, going on right now in Portland

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015

Host Paul Roland talks about the "homeless sweeps" currently underway by the Portland Police in inner Southeast Portland, in the context of the endless social war. After the opening song by Leonard Cohen, he reads from The Invisible Committee's "To Our Friends" comunique of last year.  http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-invisible-committe-to-our-friends
He then takes calls from the listeners....

To get involved in the campaign against the "sweeps," go to https://www.facebook.com/events/993455123999325/


Leonard Cohen,  54:26 minutes (74.75 MB)

 

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